I recently represented a client in a situation that many of us have been in on more than one occasion. You arrive at a stop sign at the same time as someone else and do the “is it my turn? It’s your turn? But I’m on the right… But you don’t know who gets to go first. You’re going? You’re not going? Ok, I’ll go.” What should have been a few second stop at a 4-way turns into what seems like an hour-long ordeal about who paid attention in driver’s ed class.
Sadly, the situation my client found himself in didn’t end so humorously. The plaintiff (my client) was driving down a residential street in Clark County, Nevada. He pulled up to a stop sign and, after a full stop, proceeded into the intersection. At the same time, the defendant attempted to make a left hand turn, failing to yield to the plaintiff’s right-of-way.
Doesn’t seem like a big deal, and it’s a situation we’ve all been in, right? Wrong. In this case, the defendant’s car plowed into the plaintiff’s resulting in very serious spinal injuries.
I went into the courtroom and proved that the plaintiff’s injuries were a result of the defendant’s negligence and that they broke the law when they failed to yield the right-of-way to the plaintiff. The argument was settled for $1.2 million dollars to cover (among other things) the medical charges that my client sustained as a result of the accident.
If you find yourself in a situation like this one, please call my office and let me provide you a free consultation for your case. No matter how small or large your case, you deserve to have someone represent you that has a proven track record in a situation like yours.
Dallas Horton is one of the top personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada. He specializes in personal injury, accidents, and wrongful death cases. He has been practicing law for over 15 years and has won millions of dollars in settlements for his clients. For more information or to contact Dallas Horton & Associates, visit his website at GDallasHorton.com or connect with him on Twitter (@gdallashorton) or Facebook (/gdallashorton). Any information contained herein does not constitute and should not be assumed to be legal advice. The contents of this post are the personal opinions of Dallas Horton and should not be assumed to be legal counsel.