Las Vegas Traffic Accident Law Blog

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 »

Should Uber And Lyft Be Kicked Out Of Town?

The use of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft has, for many in Las Vegas, become a part of daily life. Residents and tourists alike rely on these companies to get around town. Yet a new bill, currently under consideration by Nevada lawmakers, could have the effect of driving ride-sharing businesses out of the state.… 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 »