Author: Dimopoulos Injury Law

Valid Marijuana DUI Test Still High Priority

The recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Nevada poses new challenges for preventing car accidents. Unlike tests for a drunk driver, there is no generally recognized standard or marijuana DUI test that can be used to assess a driver who is impaired from marijuana. Blood testing research illustrates this problem even though some law enforcement… Read more »

What Happens If My Airbag Didn’t Deploy?

Q: I was involved in a car accident and my airbag did not deploy. May I sue the manufacturer? A: Airbag cases are complicated. You must prove not only that the circumstances were such that the airbag should have deployed, but also that you sustained injuries that you would not otherwise have incurred but for… Read more »

Nevada Accidents and Punitive Damages

Recently, Las Vegas news outlets reported on an unidentified woman who stole a pick-up truck and proceeded to cause a series of crashes. According to reporters, she intentionally crashed into a patrol vehicle, then continued speeding as she crashed into several other cars on her way. In most car accidents, the plaintiff must prove negligence… Read more »

Exhaust Fumes Blamed for Injuries

Car accidents have many causes in addition to a negligent or drunk driver. For example, accidents and injuries may be blamed on defective equipment. Exhaust fumes leaking into the cabs of Ford Explorers may be related to three auto accidents and 41 injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency is escalating… Read more »

Bus Accidents in Las Vegas

As a city that draws in millions of tourists, Las Vegas has a particularly high amount of tour buses on its streets and highways. While offering visitors a convenient and cost-effective way to explore local attractions, buses also present an accident risk for other vehicles and pedestrians. It is important to understand that a tour… Read more »

Seeking Compensation for a Ride Service Crash

Ride services such as Lyft or Uber offer new transportation options for tourists and other passengers in Nevada. However, commercial vehicle accidents involving ride-sharing services pose additional legal obstacles for passengers and others seeking compensation for injuries and other losses. It is unlikely that a lawsuit can be filed directly against the ride-sharing company except… Read more »

Trusted Advisor: FAQs 5/14/17

Q: One of my breast implants ruptured due to a severe car accident. According to my attorney, the at-fault driver has only $15,000 in bodily injury coverage so this is likely the maximum I may recover. Is this correct? A: Nevada law requires a minimum “15/30/10” auto policy. “15” stands for a per person bodily… Read more »

Legalized Pot Leads to Higher Insurance Claims

Legalized recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washington led to frequencies of insurance claims filed for car accidents that were three percent greater than rates would have been if it remained illegal. This recent analysis from the Highway Loss Data Institute may be significant for Nevada because it recently legalized recreational marijuana use.… Read more »

Trucking Safety Rules Face Bumpy Road

Proposed regulations requiring speed-limiting devices on trucks have stalled after the White House imposed a stay on most new federal regulations. The Department of Transportation previously estimated that the proposal would prevent deaths from trucking accidents and lower $1 billion in fuel costs each year. The proposed regulations, drafted by the DOT and the National… Read more »