Las Vegas Traffic Accident Law Blog

Minimum Insurance Requirements for Commercial Vehicles

Many trucks and busses that pass through Las Vegas are either coming from or on their way to another part of the country. As such, the drivers and the companies that own these vehicles are likely subject to federal rules and regulations governing how they operate their business. One of these rules pertains to insurance,… Read more »

Undocumented Immigrants & Personal Injury

Q: Can an undocumented immigrant recover personal injury compensation in Nevada? A: Generally yes. But as you can imagine, all sorts of interesting issues arise in this context. For example, injury settlements typically include future medical expense and future wage loss components. These damages can be greatly mitigated upon a showing that the claimant is… Read more »

Sideguards Reduce Truck Fatalities

Relatively unsophisticated devices can decrease the severity of trucking accidents in Nevada. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety recently tested an aftermarket device that blocked a midsize passenger vehicle from sliding beneath a truck trailer in a 40 mph test in August. These crashes, known as truck underride accidents, are deadly. There were 1,542 passenger… Read more »

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 »

When Is Uber Liable For An Auto Accident?

Q: An Uber driver crashed into my vehicle. Does the driver’s personal liability policy apply or does Uber’s? A: Which liability policy will apply generally depends on the Uber driver’s “status” at the time of the crash. Here is an overview of the different statuses and their respective coverages: OFFLINE (the vehicle is driven solely… Read more »

How Alcohol Consumption Can Result in Pedestrian Deaths in Vegas

When you are in Las Vegas, you walk around a lot. Specifically, you walk between casinos, shopping centers, restaurants and clubs. Public drinking is also generally legal in Vegas, meaning you might be intoxicated as you walk around. Whether you have been drinking or not, drivers may also be under the influence of alcohol or… Read more »