By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
The 2010 fall semester and holiday season will be remembered as a time of sadness and mourning at Arbor View high school in Las Vegas. Students and teachers at Arbor View are dealing with the loss of one of their own due to a horrible tragedy. One teenager died and seven others were injured in an SUV rollover accident in the northwest valley.
In addition to excessive speed and reckless behavior, it was apparent that alcohol played a significant role in the crash. Authorities say that several containers or cases of beer and other alcoholic beverages were found at the accident scene. In addition, some of the teens were thrown from the vehicle when it rolled over.
All of the vehicle’s occupants were taken to University Medical Center, with three of the teenagers sustaining critical injuries. One teen was pronounced dead at the scene.
Teenagers have always been known for doing crazy things and pushing the envelope. But when alcohol and driving are combined, it’s a recipe for disaster and heartbreak.
Depending on the circumstances of the wreck, the family of the deceased youth may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle – or even the individual who obtained the alcohol for the group.
If you or a loved one was hurt or killed while riding in a vehicle driven by someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you should contact a qualified personal injury attorney or wrongful death lawyer.
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.