October was a dangerous month on Las Vegas roadways, with car crashes killing nearly half a dozen people and seriously injuring even more. From a street racing contest that turned deadly to a driver that fled two separate accidents before being apprehended, factors like impairment, excess speed, and reckless driving continue to cause danger on Las Vegas roads. And because… Read More »Las Vegas Car Accident Report for October 2022
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
The Las Vegas Valley saw an uptick in serious car crashes during September 2022, with one day—Friday, September 23—involving three fatal accidents within the span of just a few hours. Also in September, the city achieved the grim milestone of 100 traffic fatalities in the Las Vegas metro area in 2022. Locals have expressed concern about this trend, while authorities… Read More »Las Vegas Car Accident Report for September 2022
Efficient and effective freight transportation is critical to the health of the U.S. economy. Unfortunately, due to their size, weight, and prevalence, commercial trucks also have an oversized impact on the number of serious or fatal car accidents that occur throughout the U.S. each year. It’s estimated that by 2030, commercial truck accidents will be the fifth most common cause… Read More »What Factors Determine Liability in a Commercial Truck Crash?
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?