Year: 2019

Speeding: A deadly Danger on Nevada Roads

Published on December 6, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident

Nevada drivers rank 13th in the nation for deadly car crashes that involve excessive speeds. In 2018, 331 people died on Nevada roads, accounting for the highest traffic fatality rate in the last 10 years. Speeding Drivers on Nevada Roads Between 2013 and 2017, the Nevada Department of Traffic Safety projected a five-year average of 92 speed-related crash fatalities, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents. The actual number of fatalities was 104. In 2018, there were 331 traffic deaths, and close to 40% were related to speeding drivers. [...]
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DUI Crash Stats: Is Nevada a Boozy Brunch State?

Published on November 12, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident

Nevada is ranked as the 12th highest state in the country for fatal DUI crashes that occur during typical brunch hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nevada Dubbed the Boozy Brunch State Nevada is well-known as a state that caters to gamblers and outdoor adventure seekers, but lately, it’s gaining a reputation as the “boozy brunch state.” According to a recent report from QuoteWizard Insurance, Nevada ranks 12th in the nation for DUI crash fatalities during brunch hours. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports 35 [...]
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How to Sue the Government for Injuries

Published on October 16, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Personal Injury

Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, an individual is allowed to sue the federal government for personal injuries and property damages, if negligent actions by the government or a federal employee were responsible. Suing the Government Most government agencies, including the state and federal government, have sovereign immunity which prevents lawsuits from being filed against them. However, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) allows private citizens to file lawsuits against the government. Under the FTCA, the federal government is liable for the negligent or wrongful acts of its [...]
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These Road Rage Facts Might Surprise You

Published on October 4, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident

Extreme driving behaviors cause injuries and deaths all too often in Reno, but understanding the facts about road rage can help drivers prevent deadly accidents. Nationally, about 66% of traffic deaths are linked to aggressive driving behaviors and road rage. The Facts on Road Rage According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), close to 94% of traffic accidents are caused by driver errors, including aggressive drivers that inflict road rage on other motorists and pedestrians. One-third of traffic accidents are directly linked to aggressive driving behaviors, [...]
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Death at Orland Square Mall: Who Is Liable?

Published on September 25, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Personal Injury

Mall owners have a legal duty to provide a safe environment for customers and they are generally liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their premises. Liability for Mall Accidents and Injuries State and federal laws require mall and shopping center owners to protect visitors on their property from harm. This makes property owners liable for foreseeable accidents and injuries. Mall owners are not held liable for every injury that occurs on the premises, however. Foreseeable accidents are often caused by negligence on the part of the [...]
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Will the INSURANCE Act Help Make Truck Crash Victims Whole?

Published on September 4, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Trucking Accident

The Insurance Act will update the minimums required for liability insurance for commercial truckers to keep up with inflation and cover medical costs for injury victims. Liability Insurance for Commercial Truckers A new Insurance Act will ensure that minimum liability insurance requirements for commercial truckers are updated to meet inflation rates. Two proposed bills, currently in the House of Representatives, will update minimum insurance requirements for carriers to ensure adequate coverage for injuries and property damages caused by truck crashes. In a July press conference, the proposed legislation [...]
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High-Visibility Motorcycle Safety Gear May Save Lives [infographic]

Published on August 6, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Personal Injury

High-visibility motorcycle safety gear makes riders more conspicuous on the road. Motorcyclists who wear high-visibility clothing and personal protective equipment are approximately 37% less likely to be involved in a motorcycle crash.  High-Visibility Motorcycle Safety Gear The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that all motorcycle riders wear high-visibility safety gear to increase their visibility on the road. However, many riders choose not to comply with these safety recommendations. In recent studies, motorcycle riders of different ages and genders expressed objections about wearing high-visibility apparel because of [...]
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Understanding Gross Negligence in Nevada Car Crash Cases

Published on July 19, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident

Drivers who don’t take reasonable care to prevent accidents can be held liable for gross negligence and sued for damages by injury victims. Gross Negligence Car Accidents In a car accident, a personal injury lawsuit based on a claim of negligence against a defendant can be filed under certain conditions. For a negligence claim to be valid, the defendant must have breached a legal duty of care owed to the plaintiff. Negligent behavior includes acts that show intentional disregard for the safety and well-being of others. For drivers, [...]
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Gun Manufacturers Accused of Selling Weapons Specifically Designed to be Modified into Illegal Machine Guns

Published on July 3, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2019 Seeking to Prevent More Families from Enduring Unimaginable Pain, Parents of Las Vegas Massacre Victim Argue Gun Companies’ Choice of Design Features Caused Their Daughter’s Death LAS VEGAS — The parents of a Seattle woman killed in the 2017 massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Musical Festival in Las Vegas today filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturers of the eight AR-15 rifles used in the shooting. The rifles were used to rain 1,049 rounds of automatic fire on the crowd [...]
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Miss and Run Accidents: Beware the Phantom Driver

Published on June 12, 2019, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident

Miss and run accidents caused by phantom drivers often result in serious injuries and fatalities, yet these drivers speed away from the accident without stopping. What is a Phantom Car Accident? A phantom car accident is similar to a hit and run, except the driver’s vehicle never touches the injury victim or the victim’s car. Phantom drivers often swerve into other lanes, pass cars too closely, forcefully merge into heavy traffic, or throw objects out of their windows causing other drivers to swerve or stop suddenly. While startled, [...]
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