In the aftermath of a tragic car accident, is it possible for survivors or surviving family to sue the at-fault driver? The answer is often yes, but it is important to consult with a reputable Las Vegas car accident attorney as soon as possible. Otherwise, it may be more difficult to make a convincing case.
Consider the case of a fatal December 2016 car accident that occurred at the intersection of Colton Avenue and Allen Lane. A Cadillac was traveling eastbound on Colton when it ran a stop sign. A Hyundai that was traveling northbound on Allen was struck by the Cadillac, ejecting two of the Hyuandai’s passengers. Both of those passengers were declared dead later that day at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. A third occupant of the Hyundai was declared dead at the scene, while two other passengers survived with injuries.
The driver of the Cadillac was also injured in the crash. Authorities said at the time that speed and impairment from drugs or alcohol both may have played a role in causing the Cadillac driver to run the stop sign. The deceased women collectively left behind five young daughters.
Family of the crash victims declared that they would seek legal action against the Cadillac driver. If an investigation reveals that he was indeed speeding and impaired, he also may be facing criminal charges. This does not prevent the victims’ families from seeking compensation in civil court.
If you were involved in an accident, talk to an experienced Las Vegas car crash attorney about your options today.