July 2017 Archives

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 »

How Accident Investigations Can Help in Motorcycle Accident Cases

It generally goes without saying that riding a motorcycle is a dangerous activity. Indeed, the exhilaration that comes with quick acceleration and the freedom of being on two wheels can be addicting. But unlike the rush people get from driving a sports car, there is no protective cage surrounding a motorcycle rider. So when a… Read more »