A 29-year-old Vegas resident who was speeding on a Ducati Superbike in the northwest valley, and crashed into a white Dodge Journey making a U-turn, has subsequently died from his injuries. The crash occurred around 7:37 PM on West Deer Springs Way, near North Durango Drive. The 34-year-old woman driving the Dodge sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to UMC for treatment.
Metro police did not comment on whether impairment was a cause for the crash. The Clark County Coroner’s office will release the identity of the motorcyclist pending notification of kin. According to various sources, this crash is the tenth fatality involving vehicles in Metro’s jurisdiction for 2020.
Personal injury attorney Adam Williams of LV Personal Injury Lawyers, 400 S. 7th St #450, Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 800-4660 commented that whether or not criminal charges would be pressed was still unknown.
There are many fatal motorcycle accidents each year in Las Vegas. Motorcycle riders are confronted with distinctive dangers with inadequate protections. Identifying the exact cause of this crash will be difficult and without more evidence forthcoming from the Metro Police, it is difficult to know exactly what happened and why. However, what is clear is the Dodge was making a U-turn at night in a multilane intersection which is inherently dangerous, especially for motorcycle riders. In addition, the motorcycle hit the left side of the van. Driving at night or in other limited-visibility scenarios also increases the chances of an accident.
One of the most common reasons for motorcycle accidents is when the driver fails to notice the motorcycle, or misjudges the distances and speed they are traveling. This situation happens in as many as 70% of collisions.
Therefore, if the driver of the Dodge making the U-turn was driving negligently (not paying attention), she can be sued and held responsible for all damages. This is why it is extremely important you contact us as soon as an accident occurs. We are experts in this field and can give you the best qualified expertise to protect your rights and get you the just compensation you deserve.
Certainly, no amount of money can bring back a loved one who has passed as a result of an accident. Nor, can it take away the agony. However, the money awarded for damages in a wrongful death claim can be used to provide the victim’s family with enough compensation that may include funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, and even lost income over the expected life time of the person who has passed so the grief and anguish are not multiplied by their loss.
If you need more information about your legal rights, contact a qualified accident attorney. There is no fee unless money is recovered. However, there is an exact time period to file your claim called statute of limitations. Once that expires, you will not be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Don’t wait to get your claim going.