Tropicana Avenue Crash Kills 22-Year-Old Man, Leobardo Hernandez Arrested
Las Vegas, NV (May 09, 2021) – On Saturday, a 22-year-old man died and police arrested 24-year-old Leobardo Hernandez, of Las Vegas, in a DUI crash on Tropicana Avenue.
The fatal accident took place at about 3:55 a.m. at the intersection of Paradise Road.
Apparently, Hernandez was eastbound on a 1999 Ford Ranger when he swerved off the roadway. Then, his vehicle collided with a large traffic signal pole.
Right away, rescuers took his passenger to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he died.
Moreover, rescuers took Hernandez to a hospital with substantial injuries, but he is expected to survive.
Meanwhile, authorities said he showed signs of impairment and they arrested him.
Therefore, Hernandez faces a felony charge of DUI resulting in death and a misdemeanor charge of failing to properly maintain a travel lane.
He is scheduled to appear in court in Las Vegas on Sunday.
We at Sweet Lawyers know how painful it is to lose a dear one in a deadly crash. Our hearts are with the deceased’s family in this time of sorrow.
What’s Next After a Fatal Nevada Accident?
Indeed, a person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other people. This is quite common in accidents that result in fatalities.
It is likely that the family of the bereaved is entitled to significant compensation via a wrongful death claim. It is a claim brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death, either through negligence or as a result of some intentional action.
Depending on the type of situation, settlements can be anywhere from several hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars. Ultimately, it lifts the financial burden the death of a relative has generated.
Therefore, having a wrongful death attorney can help you attain compensation on medical bills, loss of earnings, future medicals, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more.
So, call Sweet Lawyers now at (800) 674 7852. Certainly, our team of legal experts will gladly assist you with your legal concerns. Also, we are available any time of the day, 7 days a week.