A-15 year-old boy died when the car in which he was a passenger was rear-ended by a semi truck on a Nevada highway. The Chevrolet Cavalier, carrying the boy and two other passengers, was hit from behind by a tractor trailer in the December 2015 accident, a Nevada semi accident attorney notes.
If you were injured, or a loved one killed, in a semi truck accident, contact Attorney Group for Nevada today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Nevada semi accident attorney.
Nevada Semi Truck Accident: Young Passenger Took Full Impact Of Crash
According to ktnv.com, the 15-year-old was a rear passenger in the Chevrolet travelling on US-95 when it was rear-ended by a tractor trailer. The boy died at the scene of the crash and the 55-year-old driver and 69-year-old front passenger were transported to area hospitals in critical condition.
Highway officials stated that the truck driver, who was uninjured in the crash, was traveling northbound on US-95 in the right lane. The Chevrolet was traveling just ahead of the semi in the same lane, and according to witnesses, the semi truck was moving at a faster speed than the Chevrolet resulting in the semi rear-ending the car. The Chevrolet spun across the left lane and into the median. The 15-year-old passenger, who was riding in the left rear seat of the car, took the full impact of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene, the website reported.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Truck drivers and trucking companies have a duty to make sure that they operate and maintain their vehicles in a safe manner. If this duty is not fulfilled, accidents may occur, and the truck driver or trucking company can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Drivers or passengers who are injured in semi truck accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a driver or passenger is killed in a semi truck accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a trucking accident are advised to seek a qualified Nevada semi accident attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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