A rear-end collision can happen to anyone. You can be driving safely within the law or stopped at a traffic light or intersection, and without warning another vehicle can slam into the back of yours. Rear-end collisions can even affect motorists who are trying to assist someone else after an accident.
Such was the case Sunday evening with two Las Vegas firefighters. The two paramedics were in an ambulance that responded to an accident on the shoulder of Summerlin Parkway east of Highway 215 in west Las Vegas. Thankfully, the firefighters were wearing their seat belts when another car crashed into the back of the ambulance.
The paramedics were taken to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. (It should be noted that the phrase “non-life threatening injuries” is a very broad term which can refer to anything from cuts and scrapes to broken bones or serious back problems.) The driver of the car which initiated the rear-end collision was not hurt – and ironically, the people involved in the accident which necessitated the ambulance stop in the first place did not require medical attention either.
The Nevada Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation of what led to the rear-end collision. But in situations like these, the driver of the “rear-ending” vehicle is almost always at fault. This means that victims of a rear-end collision can usually file a personal injury lawsuit to seek damages from the offending driver (and his or her insurance company).
If you or someone you love has been injured in a rear-end collision, contact a qualified car accident attorney who can assist you with getting the compensation you deserve.