A tragic accident in a local parking lot has caused the death of a local woman. The driver responsible has been arrested and is now facing felony charges related to the accident. If you’ve been the victim of a Nevada hit-and-run accident, contact an experienced Henderson personal injury attorney for help getting the recovery you deserve after your accident.
Collision in retail parking lot
The recent fatal accident happened in a Walmart parking lot, located on Marks Street in Henderson. A 79-year-old woman walking through the parking lot was struck by a U-Haul truck. The woman was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the U-Haul fled the scene of the accident but was later stopped by police and placed under arrest. The driver, a 22-year-old woman, will now face felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident and failing to render aid or notify police.
Hit-and-run accidents can result in liability and criminal consequences
The state of Nevada mandates that any driver involved in an accident stop and exchange personal information with the other driver involved in the crash. When drivers fail to stop, they can face criminal charges for fleeing the scene of a crash. When the other driver or a pedestrian has suffered bodily injuries or death in the crash, drivers can face felony charges for leaving the scene of the accident without rendering aid.
Not only will hit-and-run drivers face criminal charges, but they can also be sued in court by accident victims after being located by law enforcement. Hit-and-run victims are often left with extensive medical bills, costs of emergency transportation, lost wages, and severe pain and suffering. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can offer victims an opportunity to be compensated after suffering these major financial losses. Seasoned personal injury attorneys can also offer the support of private investigators to help locate the driver responsible for the accident, or help you look into alternate means of compensation when the at-fault driver cannot be located.
If you’ve been injured in a hit-and-run accident in Nevada, get help recovering the compensation you’re owed for your injuries by contacting the seasoned and knowledgeable Henderson personal injury attorneys at the David Boehrer Law Firm for a consultation, at 702-750-0750.