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Reno, NV - One Killed, Two Hurt in Rollover Accident at Leadership Pkwy & McCarran Blvd

Reno, NV - One Killed, Two Hurt in Rollover Accident at Leadership Pkwy & McCarran Blvd

Reno, NV (January 15, 2024) - One person was killed and two others were injured following a rollover accident in the Reno area on Sunday night, January 14. The fatal accident was reported at around 10:45 p.m. on Leadership Parkway near McCarran Boulevard. A total of five people were reportedly traveling in a vehicle headed eastbound when the car overturned several times.

Three people were ejected in the crash. One of them was pronounced dead at the scene, and the two others were hospitalized for treatment. No updates on the remaining two passengers have been provided at this time.

The area was temporarily closed while emergency crews were present. No updates on the accident are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is in the hands of local law enforcement officials.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Rollover Crashes in Nevada

A rollover is a particularly dangerous type of collision. These accidents often cause the vehicle to leave the road and occupants to be ejected, sustaining life-threatening injuries in the process. This greatly increases the risk of fatal injuries. A total of 7,640 people were killed in rollover accidents nationwide in 2021. Statistics show that top-heavy vehicles like sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks are more likely to overturn in the event of a crash. The majority of fatalities in rollovers involved unrestrained passengers.

In Nevada, wrongful death is a civil cause of action that occurs when someone loses their life due to someone else’s negligent actions. In these instances, a claim can be brought by the executor of the deceased’s estate or surviving family members. There is generally a two-year statute of limitations in place to pursue a wrongful death claim in Nevada. This means you essentially have two years to pursue a case, or you risk completely losing your right to get any compensation for the incident.

If someone wrongfully caused the death of another, they can be held responsible through a wrongful death claim. However, these are some of the most complicated cases that we handle at our firm, and it is often difficult for families to pursue these types of claims on their own. A trained personal injury lawyer will be able to help you through the process to ensure your legal rights are secured in the event of a fatal car accident.

Your life changes after losing a loved one, but you need to be sure you are able to make informed decisions following a fatal crash. The legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is here to support you during this difficult time. Our Reno wrongful death lawyers have a proven track record of helping families pursue successful wrongful death claims, and we are here to get to work on your claim. Give us a call today at 775-227-2280.

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