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Motorcyclist injured, crash blamed on allegedly negligent driver

Rising populations across the state of Nevada equates to more and more vehicles sharing the road. Navigating these crowded roadways can be a challenge. Today's drivers face an abundance of distractions that can take focus away from road. Under any circumstances, a negligent driver on overcrowded roadways increases the risk of an motor vehicle accident. A pickup truck driver was recently arrested after an accident in Sparks caused injuries to a motorcyclist.

According to reports, a motorcycle was traveling west on a busy street in Sparks and collided with a pickup truck. Police believe the driver of the truck was making a U-turn and pulled into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen anywhere

Its no secret that Walmart is one of the largest corporations in the United States, with several stores in the state of Nevada. With a business as large as Walmart, it is of the utmost importance to keep stores safe and free of hazards for both shoppers and employees. When spills happen within stores, busy workers can delay the clean up of these spills and other debris left on floors. These are potential hazards to customers that can cause slip\-and\-fall accidents. Recently in another state, a lawsuit was filed after a woman allegedly slipped and fell in a Walmart store.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was shopping in a Walmart in the dog food aisle. Allegedly, the plaintiff slipped on water that had been previously spilled. She fell on the concrete floor. The plaintiff claims that she did not see the water on the floor was trying to proceed safely through the aisle.

Young girl tragically killed in pedestrian accident

In crowded Nevada cities these days, walking is a main source of transportation. Increasing populations mean more foot traffic on sidewalks and along city streets. With pedestrians and automobiles in such close proximity, accidents, though unfortunate, are almost sure to happen. Pedestrians are exposed with no protection, so when a pedestrian accident occurs, the consequences can be fatal and catastrophic. A recent accident involving a pedestrian in Reno tragically ended the life of a young girl.

Reno police recently responded to reports of a pedestrian accident during the nighttime hours on a popular Reno street. According to police reports, a young girl was attempting to cross the street mid-block. The girl was suddenly struck by a westbound car, knocking her off her feet and causing severe injury

Property owners can be held liable in slip-and-fall accidents

Shoppers in the state of Nevada should have the freedom to visit stores without fear of suffering injury. Unfortunately, business and property owners sometimes neglect to properly clean areas or warn visitors of potential hazards on their property. Water or other slippery material left on the floor can cause slip\-and\-fall accidents. It is the responsibility of the property owner to take care of issues such as these and provide a safe environment for all visitors. Business and property owners can be held accountable when injuries occur due to negligence.

A man in another state is suing the owners of a retail store after he allegedly suffered a fall caused by a substance left on the floor of the store. According to the lawsuit, the man had visited the store and was shopping. As he was shopping, he allegedly slipped and fell due to a slippery substance left on the ground.

Woman files premises liability claim after fall results in injury

Businesses and facilities in the state of Nevada and across the country have an obligation to keep their property safe for consumers and other invitees. Failure to eliminate hazards and maintain property can cause serious injury to those who visit. Property owners can be held legally responsible through a premises liability claim when negligence or failure to maintain their property causes or contributes to injuries to visitors.

Recently, a lawsuit was filed in another state after a woman allegedly tripped and fell due to hazards on a property she was visiting. The lawsuit claims that the plaintiff was using a restroom on the defendant's property and tripped on a metal protrusion. This caused her to fall face first onto broken pieces of concrete, which allegedly resulted in several injuries.

Las Vegas bicyclist seriously injured by alleged drunk driver

The simplest tasks can become more difficult while under the influence of alcohol. This makes getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated one of the most dangerous things a person can do. Despite very stringent laws, driving under the influence of alcohol remains a significant problem on Nevada roadways. Impaired drivers not only endanger themselves, but all others around them. A recent accident in Las Vegas involving an alleged drunk driver seriously injured a bicyclist.

The accident occurred on a residential Las Vegas street around 10:15 pm. A bicyclist was traveling along the side of the road and was struck from behind by the driver of an SUV. Unfortunately, the bicyclist suffered serious injuries due to the impact of the crash and was rushed to a local medical center for treatment.

Man files premises liability suit after alleged fall at a mall

Shoppers in the state of Nevada should be able to visit businesses and shops without worrying about hazards that can potentially cause harm. Things like water leaks, inadequate lighting and other hazards can lead to serious injuries. It is the responsibility of the property owner to take care of issues such as these and provide a safe environment reasonably free of hazards for patrons and invitees. What can be done when patrons suffer injury due to unsafe property conditions? A man in another state was allegedly injured due to a hazardous conditions when visiting a mall, and he has filed a premises liability lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was a guest on the property where the incident happened. Allegedly, the plaintiff slipped and fell on a slippery substance that had been left on the ground. The plaintiff claims he suffered injuries to his neck, right arm and upper and lower back as a result of the fall.

Nevada motorist loses life due to alleged negligent driver

The state of Nevada is in the midst of a population boom, making roadways across the state more crowded than ever before. Navigating these roadways can be one of the most challenging tasks in the daily lives of Nevadans. More vehicles sharing the road means a higher risk of encountering a negligent driver. A recent accident in Las Vegas left one motorist dead and another motorist in handcuffs.

The accident occurred at a busy Las Vegas intersection. According to accident reports, the driver of a Ford Mustang collided with the driver of a Honda Accord. Police reports say the driver of the Honda failed to obey a stop sign and caused the crash.

3 steps for getting your car repaired after an accident

When you get in a car accident, your mind is full of worries and questions. One of the first things you think about is the damage to your car. If you are currently stressing out about how to get your vehicle fixed, we are here to help.

While the details of the process may vary depending on insurance policies and the nature of the crash, here is a basic guide to getting your car fixed after an accident.

Accident involving drunk driver claims life of motorcyclist

Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. Roadways in the state of Nevada are dangerous enough, but when drunk drivers get behind the wheel, the chances of an accident occurring dramatically increase. Statistics say that a person is killed by a drunk driver every 40 minutes in the United States. Recently, an accident in Las Vegas involving an alleged drunk driver claimed the life of a motorcyclist.

The accident occurred in the evening hours on a busy Las Vegas roadway. According to reports, an SUV driven by the allegedly impaired driver attempted to make a left turn, which put the SUV in the path of an oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle impacted the passenger side of the SUV, causing the driver of the motorcycle to be thrown through the passenger window.

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