Pedestrian Accident

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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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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What Are the Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians in Las Vegas?

Drivers and pedestrians must follow the rules of the road to avoid accidents. However, not all drivers take care to prevent pedestrian collisions – leading to injury and death. Certain intersections in Las Vegas carry a higher risk to pedestrians than others. If you are a pedestrian in Nevada, take extra caution when crossing these dangerous intersections. #1: Tropicana Avenue and South Deca...

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What are the Dangers of Walking While Texting?

Texting is one of the most popular forms of communication in America. However, the ease and convenience of texting unfortunately encourages some individuals to engage in unsafe practices. Although it may sound farfetched, texting while walking can be almost as dangerous as texting while driving, and those who text while walking run the risk of injuries to themselves or others, potentially leadi...

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What Is the “No Injury, No Response” Car Accident Law in Nevada?

In Las Vegas, Nevada, the Metropolitan Police Department have enforced a “no injury, no response” car accident policy since March 3rd, 2014. The law went into effect to free valuable law enforcement time and resources for more serious accidents that cause personal injuries. According to the law, police will not respond to minor injuries, or those that don’t cause injuries or deaths. This does n...

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What You Need to Know About Nevada’s Good Samaritan Laws

Many states have passed Good Samaritan laws to encourage bystanders to act and help in emergency situations. These laws came about to combat growing fears of causing more damage and ending up in a lawsuit for trying to help accident victims. Nevada has a Good Samaritan law, found in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Section 41.500. Here’s a breakdown of what to know about this law as a Nevada citiz...

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5 Tips for Staying Safe While Walking the Las Vegas Strip

Pedestrian injuries and deaths are unfortunately quite common on the infamous Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, and 2017 was the deadliest year in history for pedestrians in Clark County, with 77 pedestrian deaths. This was a shocking 35.09% jump from 57 pedestrian deaths in 2016. Just one death from a driver’s preventable negligence is too many. Don’t rely on drivers to pay attention or to keep you s...

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Parking Garages in Las Vegas Are Prime Breeding Grounds for Slip and Fall Dangers

Las Vegas self-park garages at casinos and hotels often ignore safety issues that put drivers and patrons in danger of injuries from slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, but hazardous property conditions significantly increase the risks. When Las Vegas casinos and hotels ignore parking garage safety issues or fail to make needed repairs, the risks of serious in...

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