Category: Motor Vehicle Accident

Understanding the risks of unsafe tires and knowing what to look for can help motorists ensure that their tires are safe. Worn or defective tires cause approximately 11,000 auto accidents every year, injuring about 6,000 people and taking the lives of 200 more. A study by the National Highway Traffic Administration of 11,500 light-duty trucks, cars, and SUVs found that […]

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has selected the Top Safety Picks for 2018. Only 15 vehicles met the standard for the Top Safety Pick+ award. An additional 47 vehicles qualified for Top Safety Pick under this year’s tougher criteria. The newly strengthened requirements include at least acceptable or good headlights. Performance in a passenger-side crash test was also […]

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Although driverless technology will help add around $7 trillion to the global economy and potentially save countless lives, there are still a few hurdles involved with making the switch. Technical difficulties, decision-making capabilities, human-robot interaction and liability concerns continue to be roadblocks that designers, engineers, manufacturers, and lawmakers have yet to overcome. Deficiencies with Self-Driving Cars Autonomous car technology is […]

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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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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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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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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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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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