Month: June 2019
The CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a national database, will reduce crashes by showing a list of drivers with commercial driver’s licenses who receive violations for using controlled substances. Promoting Safety for Commercial Drivers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is setting up an online resource database for commercial driver’s license holders. The CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will include all drivers who are required to have a commercial driver’s license for employment. The new online resource will go into effect on January 6, 2020. The CDL [...]
Miss and Run Accidents: Beware the Phantom Driver
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, [...]
Little Valley Fire Settlement Award – $25 Million
Reno personal injury attorney Matthew Sharp helped represent 105 victims who will divide $18 million of a $25 million settlement after the most devastating wild fire in recent Northern Nevada memory. Because of this settlement home and business owners who were victims of government negligence will be able to get their lives back to normal. During the nearly three years since the fire, Sharp has played a vital role in the course of discovery, mediation and claims for damages. (Read the News article here) In October of 2016 [...]
Do Hybrid Crosswalks Reduce Pedestrian Accidents?
Hybrid crosswalks can reduce pedestrian accidents by as much as 70 percent without the need for a traffic light that controls walk and drive signals. What is a Hybrid Pedestrian Crosswalk? A hybrid crosswalk is a pedestrian-activated crosswalk system that eliminates the need for a traffic light. When the pedestrian is ready to cross the street, he or she pushes a button to activate the traffic warning signals. Once activated, a yellow flashing light alerts drivers to slow down and use caution. After a few moments of flashing, [...]