Las Vegas, NV (December 23, 2021) – Troopers with the Nevada State Police have released the identity of a victim who died in a tractor-trailer accident on U.S. Highway 93 on December 2.
Per reports from authorities, the incident involved a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle, which collided on Highway 93 near mile marker 60, just north of Apex. The crash was reported around 2:30 p.m.
Despite life-saving measures rendered by paramedics, a victim inside of the passenger vehicle died of blunt force injuries at the scene. On Wednesday, December 22, the Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 25-year-old Jose Carlos Vargas Valdez.
The investigation into the cause of the incident is still ongoing, and it’s clear if citations or charges will be filed in connection with the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jose Carlos Vargas Valdez.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Nevada
The Nevada Department of Transportation released recent data, which indicated that more than 50,000 vehicle crashes occurred throughout the state in only one year. When it comes to tractor-trailer or large truck accidents, the numbers are even grimmer. In fact, fatal truck collisions accounted for nearly 8% of traffic deaths in Nevada.
Major trucks accidents are an unfortunately common fact of life in Nevada. This is particularly true on long stretches of roadway throughout the desert. And when it comes to fatal accidents across the state, victims and families are particularly vulnerable in the aftermath.
After a truck accident, those affected often cope with financial difficulties, long-term physical issues, and serious emotional trauma. Sadly, when victims succumb to their injuries, family members must deal with expensive medical and funerary costs. Thankfully, you and yours may have legal recourse in the aftermath of an injury accident.
If you’ve suffered injuries in a truck accident, reach out to a Nevada accident attorney right away. Our attorneys can help safeguard your legal rights in the aftermath. At Valiente Mott, we will gladly review the facts of your case. Our lawyers will tailor our advice to match your needs. And as a result, you can rest assured that we will answer all your questions thoroughly and compassionately.
Truck Accident Attorney in Las Vegas
Our Las Vegas truck accident attorneys will stop at nothing to get you and yours the justice you deserve. At Valiente Mott, we will work to fight for your fair, full compensation. This compensation can cover your losses moving forward so that you never have to pay out of pocket.
Don’t let insurance adjusters determine the outcome of your accident claim. If you’ve suffered from a crash caused by another driver’s negligence, don’t wait. You can and should retain a competent, skilled lawyer as soon as possible.
Our experienced accident lawyers in Las Vegas have spent years fighting for victims and their families. Please contact us at 702-296-5117 to schedule your free consultation at your earliest convenience. We’re here to help you in your time of need.
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