Category: Motor Vehicle Accident

Millions Ignore Auto Safety Recalls

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 30 percent of people fail to bring in cars that are part of an automobile safety recall. In light of the overwhelming number of auto manufacturer recalls in recent years, that amounts to millions of drivers on the road in vehicles that have been identified as having potential safety flaws. […]

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Vehicle occupants, bicyclists, and pedestrians can experience severe, disabling or even deadly injuries from secondary collisions. A secondary collision refers to any crash event that results from the impact of an initial collision. A common occurrence in Las Vegas and throughout the U.S., secondary collisions are among the most dangerous phases of crashes and frequently result in incapacitating and deadly […]

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These Safety Features Are Getting Drivers’ Attention

Car manufacturers are attempting to address the dangers of distracted driving and help consumers avoid accidents by adding new safety features to their vehicles. By acknowledging the role of distracted driving, car manufacturers have taken proactive steps to target this dangerous practice. Distracted Driving Dangers Today’s average consumer is much busier than consumers in previous generations. Drivers are often balancing […]

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New advanced safety features, often available as standard or optional equipment on new vehicles, may have the ability to prevent accidents from occurring. New vehicle buyers may consider requesting safety features such as: (Article continues below infographic) ______ Forward Collision Warning Coupled with Automatic Braking This safety feature includes sensors that detect when a vehicle or object in front of […]

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The Impact of the New Ignition Interlock Bill in Nevada

A new bill that would require the installation of ignition interlock devices in DUI cases passed the Nevada Senate unanimously, which may have a significant impact on the accused and other motorists. The new bill would affect the license revocation period when a person would need to install an ignition interlock device, and the processing of DUI suspects if passed. […]

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Is Uber Saving Lives in Nevada?

Uber might actually be saving lives by providing intoxicated drivers with safe rides home, effectively keeping them off the road and protecting other motorists. Mothers Against Drunk Driving says popular ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft are helping to reduce the number of alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents and alcohol-related fatalities. Sobering Reports There were 1,025 people killed in drunk driving […]

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Three Laws that Can Affect Your Car Accident Claim

A few key laws in Nevada regarding personal injury claims can make or break a case. Plaintiffs should have a clear understanding of the following laws and how they may impact their case: Time Limit to File a Claim One of the most important laws regarding car accident claims in Nevada is the statute of limitations. This is the deadline […]

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Link Found between Recreational Marijuana and More Car Accidents

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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Why It’s Important to Take Photos After a Car Accident

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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Common Bad Faith Tactics Used by Insurance Companies

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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