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Woman awarded $300,000 after successful premises liability claim

It's summer in Nevada, and as populations rise, there are more and more people using facilities for fun and recreation. Property and business owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for all visitors. Unfortunately, visitors are sometimes injured due to the negligence of irresponsible property owners. A woman in another state was recently awarded $300,000 from a premises liability lawsuit she filed after she allegedly suffered injury from tripping on a rug.

Pedestrian accidents are continuing to rise

Nevada cities are booming these days and populations are on the rise. An increasing population means there are more vehicles on the road than ever before having to co-exist with pedestrians walking along crowded city streets. With vehicles and pedestrians in such close proximity, pedestrian accidents are almost inevitable. Unfortunately, they are often fatal. A Las Vegas pedestrian was recently killed after being struck by a car.

Why Nevada Is Home To A High Number Of Truck Accidents

In an average year in the United States, nearly 4,000 people die as a result of a trucking accident. Tens of thousands more are injured in such incidents. Owing to the unusual number of visitors that come to the state each year, and the supplies brought in to cater to them, Nevada – and Las Vegas in particular – is home to a disproportionately high number of these trucking accidents.

In Nevada, Pedestrian Fatalities Are On The Rise

The rate of pedestrian traffic fatalities is rising across the United States – and the increase in deaths in Nevada is significantly sharper than the national average. According to a recent study conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities (i.e. when an automobile hits a pedestrian) rose nationwide by about 11 percent between 2015 and 2016. In Nevada, the rate increase stood at roughly 24 percent.

Things that could hurt an accident claim

We hope our readers had a fabulous and enjoyable Independence Day holiday. But in Las Vegas, the holiday party is expected to go through the weekend given that we live in a major tourist destination. With guests arriving from across the world, it is not uncommon for mistakes on the road to lead to car accidents around Southern Nevada.

How will a trucker's role evolve through automation?

The next time you’re on I-15 heading to Los Angeles from Las Vegas, or on US 93 heading to Phoenix, you may pass a number of semi-trucks and not even think about whether someone is behind the wheel, because that’s how it’s always been. After all, truck drivers are an integral facet of the American highway system.  

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