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Gerard Butler can attest to the horror of a motorcycle crash

Anyone who rides a motorcycle knows how vulnerable he or she is to a crash. All sorts of injuries can result, including some you probably have not considered.

Actor Gerard Butler can tell you how traumatic a motorcycle accident can be. Along with other survivors, he sees life in a new light and counts his blessings.

Key aspects of Nevada's fault law

Auto accidents occur every day. If you or a loved one suffer an injury in an accident that is not your fault, it may be possible to seek compensation through an auto accident claim.

Proving fault is an essential part of the claim process. There are a few key aspects to understand in regard to Nevada's fault law.

A car crash may put your bladder at risk

Distracted, careless and aggressive drivers seem to be everywhere these days. As such, even if you have been able to avoid a car crash so far, you may not be able to miss one forever. Unfortunately, 2018 was the deadliest year in the past decade for drivers on Nevada roadways. 

An automobile crash does not have to be fatal for it to be serious. On the contrary, there are hundreds of life-altering injuries that you may sustain in a collision. While rare, bladder injuries sometimes occur in single-, double- and multi-car crashes. 

Rear-end automobile collisions are often serious

If you have been driving for any time at all, there is a good chance you have watched another vehicle quickly approach yours in your rearview mirror. While a minor rear-end collision may be inconvenient, many of these types of accidents cause serious bodily injury and extensive property damage. 

Citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Insurance Information Institute reports that 2,350 fatal rear-end collisions occurred in the United States in 2016. Alarmingly, rear-end crashes accounted for more than 6% of all traffic fatalities that year. 

4 tips for driving in Las Vegas construction zones

Construction zones on the road may be annoying as a driver, but they serve a beneficial purpose. In the end, the repairs and safety additions, such as lighting, reduce the number of accidents on the road. This will be the case for east Tropicana Road, which will undergo construction starting in August and ending next fall, reports KTNV.

However, during the upgrade process, accidents are likely to happen because drivers may not know how to drive safely through the area. Follow these tips to reduce the chances of a collision in a construction zone.

Phone addiction as it relates to car accidents

Smartphones have substantially changed people's lives. It is hard to drive around Las Vegas without seeing at least a few drivers looking at their phones while stopped at a red light. However, it is vital to put the phone down to avoid dangerous traffic collisions. Unfortunately, that endeavor becomes much harder when dealing with a person suffering from phone addiction. 

Recent research has shown just how dependent some people have become on their phones. 76.5% of participants in the study self-reported that they have become "addicted" to their phones. 62% of participants checked their cell phones at least 160 times a day. The scary part of this study is how half of the participants said they looked at their phones while driving. It is a scary figure, and drivers need to combat this addiction so everyone can share the road safely. 

2 types of at-fault parties that often carry extra insurance

The responsibility for paying for auto crashes usually stops with insurance. They pay for damage to vehicles, other property and even for injuries to other drivers. The insurance company for the party at fault pays.

It all sounds relatively simple. However, the reality is often much more complicated than the theory. One of the finer points of getting the best possible settlement or court decision for an auto injury is determining exactly how much the party responsible is able to pay. If the offers seem low — less than a collision victim would need to recover from injuries, for example — there could be more than meets the eye in certain cases.

Nevada biker laws

As the weather warms up, more people will look to hit the roads on their bikes. If you are one of them, it is important that you are up to date on Nevada's biker laws.

These laws are in place to encourage everyone to share the road, as well as to help prevent accidents from occurring. In that vein, there are a few different laws to consider.

What to do after a tour bus accident in Las Vegas

Tour buses are everywhere in Las Vegas. They are a great way for tourists to see The Strip and other surrounding sights. Unfortunately, these huge vehicles can be problematic for anyone else, including drivers of passenger cars, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. 

If a gigantic bus crashes into another vehicle or a person, the results can be tragic. For example, a tour bus crash in Las Vegas resulted in a pedestrian death in 2018. If a bus ever hits you and you survive the impact, it is vital to know what steps you should take. 

Safety tips for Las Vegas car shows and cruises

If you are a car enthusiast in or around Las Vegas, you are in luck. There is no shortage of car cruises and auto shows to attend. In fact, there is a cruise coming up on Jan. 11, 2019. This is a great way to enjoy the strip, show off your ride and admire other vehicles. 

While this may be the perfect opportunity to take your beloved classic car out for a spin, you should review some safety tips beforehand. The last thing you want is to get into an accident or break down during the cruise. 

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