Category: Car Accidents

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 »

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 »

What Happens When I Am Sued For More Than My Liability Coverage?

Q: I rear-ended someone and they sued me. My liability coverage is $100,000 but they are going for more. What exactly happens after that? Do they take my personal property? Before pursuing an “excess judgment” (a recovery in excess of an at-fault driver’s liability limit), personal injury attorneys will typically advise their clients to offer… Read more »