NHP says one man was killed and one man was injured in a head-on collision near the Las Vegas Strip after one of the drivers went the wrong-way on the road. The accident happened in a construction zone on the Russell Road bridge over I-15.
An article in the Las Vegas Sun says a Toyota Camry was eastbound in the westbound lanes of Russell Road when it was hit by a gray Plymouth Scion traveling westbound. The driver of the Camry, a man in his early 30s, was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Scion also was taken to the hospital, for non-life threatening injures. NHP troopers believe alcohol was a factor in the accident. For more information on the crash, check out the Sun article below.
And if you or someone you love is in an accident, call my office at 702-240-0000 or go to www.edbernstein.com and check out the list of Dos and Don’ts below.
-Edward M Bernstein and Associates
DOs and DON’Ts if You’re in an Accident
The moments after an accident are often overwhelming and confusing. But there are certain key things you must do in order to protect yourself and help your case. Taking pictures of the car accident, noting the time and weather, and not signing your rights away are just a few things you can do to help yourself. If you wait too long, sometimes important evidence can be washed away or lost. So follow these steps as soon after the accident as you can.
Even if you haven’t been in an accident, keep a copy of these helpful tips with you for quick reference:
Do immediately call for medical help if someone is injured.
Do call the police. They will document the accident and gather facts for legal purposes. If you don’t call the police, it is your word against the other person’s.
Do report the accident to your insurance agent as soon as possible.
Do exchange information with the other parties involved, such as address and phone number. If it’s a car accident get the license plate number, make, model and year of the vehicle, driver’s insurance information, car registration number; driver’s license number.
Do get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses. Keep in mind- if it is a car accident, any passengers involved in the accident are NOT witnesses.
Do keep a disposable camera handy, such as in your glove box, to take pictures of the accident, damage to the vehicle, and the area around the accident.
Do collect any physical evidence that could have caused the accident.
Do gather details from the accident: draw a diagram of the accident; note the date and time; the type of weather; the location of the accident-including any landmarks.
Do call an attorney. Ed Bernstein & Associates sends out accident investigators to collect valuable evidence for our clients’ cases.
Don’t panic. Remain calm and call for help.
Don’t leave the scene of the accident.
Don’t discuss the accident with anyone and blame anyone, including yourself.
Don’t forget to document and take pictures of all damages, especially your vehicle, if in a car accident.
Don’t wait. The longer you wait to get legal advice, the harder it is to prove your case.
Don’t speak to anybody from the at-fault person’s insurance company before consulting a lawyer. If you give a statement, it may be used against you in the future.
Don’t sign any papers given to you by an insurance company or agree to a settlement of your case until you get legal advice.
These are just some of the things you can do to protect yourself and your rights.
1 killed, 1 hurt in wrong-way crash on Russell at I-15 By Jackie Valley (contact) Published Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 | 6:47 a.m.
Updated 19 minutes ago
Nevada Highway Patrol troopers believe alcohol to be a factor in an overnight crash that killed a man near the Las Vegas Strip.
Find article at: Las Vegas Sun