By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Nevada
Lots of people come from all over the U.S. to Clark County to gamble, party, and have a good time. But when they decide to drive home in the wee hours of the morning, they may be gambling with their safety.
Four people are recovering from injuries they received this week in a motor vehicle accident in Laughlin. Early Wednesday morning just before 4am, a Chevrolet Camaro was driving on Casino Drive in Laughlin and tried to turn onto Nevada Route 163. Unfortunately, the car was unable to make the right turn, and the Camaro smashed into a concrete retaining wall.
Two of the vehicle’s occupants sustained critical injuries in the crash: a man from Bullhead City, Arizona and a woman from Stockton, California. They were transported to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas for treatment. The driver and another passenger were also hurt, and authorities say that signs of alcohol were present in the vehicle. The accident remains under investigation.
This is a situation where the driver, a 26-year old female also from Bullhead City, may be found responsible for the injuries to her passengers. So if the Arizona man and the California woman decide to file personal injury lawsuits against the driver, she may be ordered to pay for medical costs, lost time at work, physical therapy expenses, and more.
If you have friends or family who are planning on driving into Clark County to try their luck at one of the casinos, you should encourage them to plan to stay the night. After all, it’s easy to lose track of time while gambling (and yes, the casinos help with that), so booking a hotel room relieves the pressure of keeping someone awake enough to drive home in the early morning hours. Because there’s a lot more at stake for people who gamble with their safety and lose.
o About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in motorcycle accidents, car accidents, drunk driver
crashes, auto pedestrian accidents, truck wrecks, slip and falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.