Las Vegas Auto Accident Attorney, Help..help??
Q: I was t-boned today. I'm in Las Vegas preparing to run in the Nevada Open Road Challenge, a high speed event held on 90 miles of open road in the middle of Nevada. Everything was going quite well. Drove my 1998 S600 out here from Wisconsin, attended the opening luncheon today, and was driving to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to attend the mandatory Derek Bell drivers school for first time entrants in the high speed event. On the way to the track I was at a controlled intersection, 3rd car in line at the red light. The light turned green, and I was in the middle of the intersection going about 15mph. A little blue Geo Metro convertible, smallest of all cars in the U.S., suddenly emerged from the pack of cars stopped on the intersecting road to my right. The little car was hidden by the other cars until it appeared in the intersection, doing about 50mph. I have no idea what the driver was thinking. She blew into a red light at 50mph in the 35 zone, when all the cars around her were stopped. She t-boned my big Benz right between the passenger side front and rear doors. Her car crushed pretty well, mine got a 14" dent from the front tire to the rear tire, one window broke, and the trunk is warped, and the passenger door on the OTHER SIDE no longer fits. The RR tire appears to be toed in a bit. The RF passenger seat is squeezed narrow by the B-pillar, and the underside of the car is rippled deeply. There is a big crease/wrinkle in the right side C-pillar. Does my car sound like a total to you? I think it looks like it, but insurance companies don't like to total out a $140,000 car. I would estimate repairs in the $25,000+ range or a lot more, if it can be repaired at all.
A: -Really sorry to hear about your accident. I live in Las Vegas and running red lights seem to be big sport here. I don't know how many times I have come close to being involved in the same type of accident -- lucky to this point in time. I know you must be heartbroken and the problem is unless they total the car, it will never be the same S600. Hope you are feeling better and do not have any long term problems from the impact. -At the risk of getting no more sympathy in this newsgroup, I'll admit I found a solution to my lack of a car for use in Las Vegas this weekend. I went out and rented a Ferrari 348 Spider. Hey, maybe I can't OWN the cars like what's-his-name, but I can rent most of them, plus I can take a million pictures of me sitting on them, in them, etc!
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