The moments during and after a car crash can pass in a blur—often leaving you unsure of your next steps. How will you get around until your car is repaired? Who will pay for the injuries and vehicle damage you’ve sustained? Will your insurance company handle this, or do you need an attorney? Under Nevada law, insurance companies are held… Read More »How Long Does Your Insurance Company Have to Settle a Nevada Car Crash?
Self-driving cars are becoming more and more common, with multiple manufacturers investigating this technology for their newest vehicles. Not only can autonomous vehicles help remove human error from the equation, potentially reducing the risk of serious accidents, but they can also be programmed to specifically avoid crashes. However, this technology isn’t yet foolproof, and there are already news reports about… Read More »What Happens After a Nevada Self-Driving Car Crash?
Leaving the scene of a car accident—no matter how minor it may seem—can be a crime in Nevada. This can be true even if the accident wasn’t your fault. And for accidents involving serious injuries or death, leaving the scene before you’ve been released by law enforcement can be both a felony punishable by prison time and a civil offense… Read More »Leaving the Scene of an Auto Accident: What Nevada Drivers Should Know
In August, Las Vegas reached a dubious benchmark, marking its 90th crash-related fatality for 2022. These August 2022 crashes have a few key things in common: impairment, excess speed, aggressive or unpredictable behavior, and collisions with pedestrians. On one fateful day in early August, police responded to four separate serious pedestrian crashes within a few hours. Just one of the… Read More »Las Vegas Car Accident Report For August 2022
Commercial trucks are far larger, heavier, and more dangerous than passenger vehicles—in fact, around 74 percent of all fatal auto accidents involve at least one commercial vehicle. Because of the risks posed by large trucks, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are charged with enacting and enforcing regulations designed to keep commercial… Read More »How New Trucking Regulations May Impact Motorist Safety
Even during Las Vegas’s hottest months, where tourism rates are down and many locals stay inside to beat the heat, traffic accidents continue to be a major problem in the Las Vegas metro area. Unfortunately, the vast majority of traffic collisions can be boiled down to a few factors: driver inattention, intoxication, and excess speed. Many of the most serious… Read More »Las Vegas Car Accident Report For July 2022
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducted a study on the factors that contribute to large commercial truck crashes. This “Large Truck Crash Causation Study” revealed a few interesting things: Fatigue, alcohol and drug use, and speeding are the top three factors in motor vehicle crashes overall. There are also three “critical events” that can lead to a truck… Read More »What are the Most Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents?
June was sadly a busy month for Las Vegas’s police and first responders, with more than 10 people killed in car crashes this month. Many of these crashes have common themes—impairment, excess speed, and driver inattention—and during the hectic summer months, it’s more important than ever to pay close attention when you’re behind the wheel. Below, we highlight some of… Read More »Las Vegas Car Accident Report For June 2022
In 2021, Walmart maintained its status as the world’s largest retailer, hitting new records of $559 billion in revenue and boasting more than 240 million customers per week throughout the world. With this kind of foot traffic, accidents and injuries are inevitable—and unfortunately for those who are injured in one of their stores, Walmart tends to fight back hard. Below,… Read More »Suing Walmart For Personal Injury: What Plaintiffs Should Know
May marked another deadly month for some Las Vegas drivers. Though the total number of lives lost in traffic crashes is down 12 percent from 2021, through the end of May, 99 people were killed in crashes throughout the state—and the majority of these crashes were attributed to either driver impairment or high speed. Slowing down, buckling up, and remaining… Read More »Las Vegas Car Accident Report For May 2022