We’re following a story that is developing this evening involving a commercial vehicle accident in Las Vegas near our iconic “Welcome” sign. The sign, “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas,” is about as famous a landmark as anything in Las Vegas – any movie or television show featuring our city invariably has a scene with a shot of the sign. Unlike a skyline shot that you see of other cities where unless you intimately know the city you might not immediately know what you’re looking at, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign makes it pretty clear what location you’re seeing. The accident this evening occurred on that stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard that the sign overlooks. That is the area on the south end of town near the intersection with Russell Road, if you’re somehow unfamiliar with the area. If you’ve never been there, you should go – though probably not this evening.
This Clark County commercial vehicle accident occurred a few minutes before 10 o’clock this evening (Thursday, August 21st). The commercial vehicle is said to be some sort of a pickup truck which was carrying chemicals in a trailer or hitch. The pickup rolled over in the accident and the chemicals spilled out onto the street. Several people have been brought to University Medical Center already. So far their injuries have not been reported to be serious – we hope this stays the case. Since it’s only a couple of hours since the accident there is little yet known (or released, anyway) regarding the cause of this commercial vehicle accident in Southern Nevada. We do know that traffic is pretty well snarled in that area as the southbound direction of Las Vegas Boulevard is totally closed in the area.
Accidents in Nevada involving commercial vehicles can be tricky, and difficult for people injured in those accidents to get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Benson & Bingham deal with these accidents a lot, and understand how to go about getting adequate coverage for our clients. We know when the cap on commercial vehicles’ liability coverage is actually a cap, and when it is not. If you’ve been injured in a commercial vehicle accident in Las Vegas or the surrounding area, you need to speak with top Las Vegas injury lawyers like we have to help determine if you have a case to pursue. Benson & Bingham offer free consultations so you don’t have to worry about out of pocket expenses and can come speak with us even if you’re not sure you have a claim to pursue. Contact us today.