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By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas

A 63-year old man was in the parking lot of a Maverick truck stop on Las Vegas Boulevard near Cheyenne Avenue changing a tire on his semi-truck when the tire jack collapsed. The big rig fell on top of him, pinning him beneath the 18-wheeler. Fire and rescue crews were eventually able to free the victim, but he later died of his injuries.

According to reports, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is looking into the matter. This implies that the possibility exists that the tire jack may have malfunctioned, which could have caused its collapse and the subsequent tragedy. Depending on the outcome of OSHA’s investigation, the victim’s family may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer of the tire jack. 

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed because of a defective product, you should contact a qualified product liability attorney as soon as possible. He or she can help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering as well as for medical bills, burial costs, and lost future wages.

About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in car accidents, drunk driver crashes, 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.