Category: Car Accidents

Bicycle Deaths Rising

Bike riding has grown in popularity in Las Vegas and across the nation because of the benefits for physical fitness, the environment, and gas savings. This has a fatal downside, however, as car accidents have proven fatal to bicyclists. After reaching a record low in 2010, bicyclists’ deaths rose by 12.2 percent from one year… Read more »

Nevada Ranked On DUI Enforcement

Motorists and pedestrians in Nevada face the risk of injury or even death from a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Like other states, Nevada has laws to combat this problem and punish violators. A study done this year placed Nevada 18th in the country for DUI enforcement. It was ranked 23rd in the… Read more »

Determining Fault After a Car Accident

If you have been injured or suffered property damage in a car accident, you may want to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages and other accident-related costs. In order to recover damages, you will have to determine who caused the accident. The at-fault party will then be held liable for damages resulting from… Read more »

Who’s Liable In A Multi-Vehicle Rear-End Collision?

Q: I was traveling in stop-and-go traffic when I felt two impacts to the rear of my vehicle. Upon exiting my vehicle I realized I had been involved in a multi-vehicle rear-end collision with two other vehicles. The driver of the rear-most-vehicle claims the middle vehicle rear-ended me first, and that he in turn rear-ended… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »