Auto Accident

What Is Distracted Driving?

When we are driving, we have a responsibility to operate our vehicles safely and to pay attention to the road. However, some drivers can refrain from giving their full attention to the road – which can increase the likelihood of a serious accident. Thousands of people suffer severe injuries or die as a result of distracted driving, but the practice is still all-too-common on Nevada roads. If yo...

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What Should I Do If My Uber Is In An Accident?

When we use a rideshare app like Uber or Lyft, we trust that the driver will safely transport us to our destination. However, not all Uber drivers operate their vehicles safely or we may be on the road at the same time as a negligent driver – leading to an accident. While you may experience significant damages as a result of the collision, you can collect monetary damages through an Uber or ...

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is an extremely dangerous practice in the United States, causing thousands of injuries and claiming several lives every single year. Driving requires our complete mental, visual, and manual attention, and any activity that takes us away from the road is a form of distracted driving. From texting to talking on the phone to eating and applying makeup, distracted driving can com...

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What are the Fines & Penalties for Drunk Driving in Nevada?

Driving while under the influence of alcohol is very dangerous behavior. Many people suffer severe injuries, sustain extreme property damage, and even lose their lives as a result of a drunk driver. Nevada takes drunk driving very seriously, and depending on the number of previous offenses and the damage the accident caused, a drunk driver can face jail time, fines, and administrative penalties...

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If Injured on a Break at Work, Can I Receive Compensation?

Under Nevada state law, most employers must provide workers’ compensation coverage to their employees in the event that they suffer an injury on the job or develop a work-related illness. However, there are many rules and regulations that come with collecting these benefits. Some injuries may not qualify for workers’ comp – including accidents that happen during lunch or on a break, depending o...

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The Psychological Effects of An Injury

When we are in an accident and suffer an injury, we typically only think of the physical and financial damages we sustain. However, many people may not realize that the aftermath of an injury can lead to significant psychological damage as well. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may experience a strong aversion to certain situations and objects, develop mental illnesses, and ...

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Can My Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury claims involve collecting damages for losses related to an accident you did not cause, including medical expenses, lost wages, and more. However, the damages you collect must relate to the accident in question. If you have a pre-existing injury, your case may become more complicated – but you can still collect compensation through a lawsuit or insurance claim. What Is a Pre-Exi...

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Are Bicyclists Ever Liable for Traffic Accidents?

When it comes to collisions between cars and bicycles, most people can believe that the driver was to blame – but this is not always the case. Any number of factors can lead to a collision – and depending on the facts of your case, a cyclist can certainly be liable for a traffic accident. However, you will need to prove the cyclist’s liability to the court or insurance company. Cyclists Must F...

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What Are the Consequences for Running a Red Light in Nevada?

As Nevada drivers, we all have a responsibility to adhere to the rules of the road. Traffic laws are in place to keep everyone safe – especially when it comes to red lights. But what happens when someone decides to run a red light in Nevada? Running a red light increases the chances of an accident occurring, along with injury and death. Aside from the risks associated with running a red ligh...

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What Are the Consequences for Texting While Driving in Nevada?

Driving safely requires our full attention cognitively, manually, and visually. However, some people still choose to engage in dangerous behaviors while driving, including texting. Sending a text message takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind away from driving – and raises the risk of an accident. Nevada imposes strict penalties for texting and driving. If you've ...

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