There are few injuries more debilitating and life altering than those associated with a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury can happen due to many reasons. However, some of the more shocking and unexpected are spinal cord injuries resulting from a work accident, car accident or other event based on the negligence of someone else. Besides the lifestyle changes that those suffering from a spinal cord injury may have to deal with, there are serious financial costs associated with spinal cord injury.
When the news comes across the Reno media outlets that a terrible accident has occurred involving a tractor-trailer, most thoughts go toward the passenger vehicle involved in the crash. Naturally, truck drivers could suffer serious injuries in a truck accident; however, the odds of escaping without injury are not in favor of those riding in passenger vehicles involved in the crash. Due to the sheer size of commercial trucks, smaller passenger vehicles often do not fare as well in a collision.
Nevada is a big draw for tourists, especially in Las Vegas and Reno. This brings an influx of traffic and people into the city which is great for the economy and many other aspects. One such tourist bus, which was carrying over a dozen people, was traveling on Nevada's I-15 when disaster struck the bus and all of the people riding on it.
With all the stress that normal life responsibilities such as a job, family and other issues put on a person's life, it is almost unimaginable to add "car accident victim" to that list. Some of the stress-inducing issues that can follow after a car accident include health problems, medical costs and lost wages. Obviously, this can become unmanageable and overwhelming for a car accident victim and their family. To add insult to injury, it can be shocking to hear that the driver that hit you was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
After the dizzying effects of a car accident injury, an injured party often has many questions. What happened and who are to blame are high on the list of questions that people involved in the crash usually have after a Reno car accident. You may even be wondering about your actions leading up to the crash and if they hold any weight of responsibility. But even if you are partially responsible for a car accident, you can still receive compensation if another party was also responsible.