By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
Whenever two vehicles are involved in a serious accident, the potential for injuries to their occupants is substantial. However, the chances of injury increase when a third, fourth, or fifth vehicle is involved in the crash. Multi-vehicle accidents not only involve many injured drivers and passengers, but can also lead to a headache when dealing with various insurance companies.
So you can imagine the huge potential for injuries (and headaches) in the recent car accident involving seven vehicles in Las Vegas near the intersection of Cheyenne and Tenaya. Three people were hurt in the accident. Video from a news station showed at least one car which was badly damaged in the crash.
But the three individuals who were injured were in critical condition after the crash. In addition, some other occupants were reportedly trapped in their vehicles, and a victim reportedly had a seizure as a result of the collision. This illustrates how people who are not seriously injured in an auto accident can still experience adverse effects (some of which may entitle them to compensation in civil court).
The driver who is believed to have caused the accident was not immediately identified because his or her vehicle fled the scene of the crash. In addition, one of the drivers of the other six vehicles might be cited for driving under the influence.
If you are involved in a multi-car crash, make every attempt to get as much information from the other drivers as possible (insurance coverage, witness statements, etc.). If you are injured, seek medical attention and notify a personal injury attorney shortly thereafter to see about getting compensation for your medical costs and lost time at work.
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.