Las Vegas Metro Police Accident Kills Father
It’s late and your husband isn’t home yet. It’s the 4th of July, and you know he had a drink with friends, but he did not sound impaired at all when you spoke to him on his cell phone. Your husband should be home. Then, a knock on the door. Confused at who could be stopping by this late at night, your heart stops as you recognize the Las Vegas Metro Police Department uniforms. You collapse to the floor as they tell you of their husband’s death behind the wheel. Your mind reels, how will you take care of your children? How will you survive? If you have lost a loved one to a case of wrongful death in Las Vegas, contact Benson and Bingham today for a free legal consultation.
In July 2007, the wife of Raymond Yeghiazarian went through much of what is written above. Mr, Yeghiazarian, was attempting to take a left turn at the intersection of Fort Apache Rd. and Sahara Ave. when his car was struck, head on, by a police cruiser driven by Las Vegas Metro Police officer, Jared Wicks. Wicks, traveling at an estimated 60 to 75 miles per hour, did not slow down as he approached the intersection. In addition, even though Officer Wicks was in hot pursuit of a suspect, neither the officer’s sirens or lights were on. If your loved one was killed in an accident with LVMP or other instance of Las Vegas wrongful death, contact Benson and Bingham today.
Ms. Yeghiazarian was initially awarded $2.2 million by a Las Vegas jury, however that was quickly reduced in accordance with Nevada Revised Statutes which hold municipalities to a maximum liability of $250,000. Recently, Ms. Yeghiazarian filed an additional federal civil rights suit, alleging Las Vegas authorities withheld significant information about the crash.
If you suspect your recent Nevada tragedy is actually a case of wrongful death, Benson and Bingham, Southern Nevada’s premiere personal injury attorneys are available to discuss your case. In 2010 and 2011, the law firm was able to secure over $24,000,000 for their clients. While we cannot promise a successful outcome in your case, our Nevada licensed attorneys will help you recover medical costs, pain and suffering and lost wages.