Category: Motor Vehicle Accident

A new study shows a correlation between the legalization of marijuana and the number of car accidents. With more people being permitted to use the substance in a legal fashion, the number of accidents has increased. About the Study and Study Findings The study was conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute, which is a division of the Insurance Institute […]

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Taking photos following a car accident is often an overlooked step, but it can be crucial later in a car accident claim. The top priority for people involved in a car accident should be to determine the condition of themselves and the others involved in the accident, calling the police, getting to a safer location, and seeking emergency medical assistance […]

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Some Nevada insurance companies engage in bad faith insurance schemes to avoid paying claims following injury accidents. Bad faith insurance tactics are illegal, and victims of them may have the legal grounds to file bad faith insurance lawsuits in addition to their personal injury claims. By recognizing the common bad faith insurance tactics that insurance companies use, victims may work […]

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To help make roads safer, a more intense focus has been placed on teen driver safety in Nevada. Although the state has been ranked as one of the top 10 safest states for teen drivers, there is still room for improvement. It is hoped that the Nevada GDL program, the Parent’s Supervised Driving program, and the Nevada school attendance requirement […]

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To ensure child safety, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children travel in age-appropriate, properly secured child restraint systems on school buses. Seat belts prevent serious injuries that often occur in school bus accidents seen by a car accident lawyer. School Bus Safety The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has had a long-standing, strong position on school […]

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Distracted driving has now become a contributing factor in a majority of accidents in Nevada and elsewhere. Despite numerous studies showing the dangers of using cell phones while driving, people continue to do so, and accidents often result. When people are victims of distracted drivers and suffer serious injuries, a personal injury lawyer may help them to hold the drivers […]

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In an automobile accident involving an autonomous vehicle, there are a number of people and companies who could be accountable for the crash. As driverless cars take to the road, liability in accidents involving these vehicles is an emerging field of law for lawyers in Las Vegas. Indeed, Nevada was one of the first states to allow driverless vehicles onto the road.

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Law enforcement officers across Nevada have teamed up in an effort to reduce the number of fatalities caused by car accidents in the state. Officers will be patrolling Southern Nevada and keeping a close eye out for speeders, who are often responsible for crashes. This is part of a statewide initiative that is focused on prevention. Between 2014 and 2015, fatalities caused by car accidents increased by over 31 percent in Las Vegas. Speeding accounts for around 30 percent of fatal accidents. Failure to obey traffic signs and distracted driving are also leading causes of fatalities in Nevada. Less frequent causes include faulty vehicle parts or poor road design.

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Laws regarding driving under the influence in Nevada are stirring up controversy, especially when it comes to marijuana use. Groups such as AAA suggest that science does not support the laws as they are currently written. Nevada‚Äôs DUI Laws DUI laws in Nevada first gained national attention in 2000 when a woman who had smoked marijuana the night before fell […]

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Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teens, leading parents to seek more protection for their young drivers. Three new pieces of technology are available to help parents monitor the driving habits of their teens, and lower the number of teen driving accidents. Drive Cameras The most active form of monitoring is through the use of driver cameras. […]

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