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Premises liability: Claim filed after alleged fall in a store

Las Vegas is one of the top tourists destinations not only in Nevada but across the globe. Home to a multitude of world-class restaurants, shops and attractions, this beautiful city leaves a lasting impression on nearly every person who visits. Thanks to premises liability laws, tourists do not have to fear for their safety when visiting these wonderful attractions. Despite these laws, thousands of people are injured across the country every year due to hazardous conditions in public establishments.

A man in another state has filed a lawsuit after he allegedly fell and suffered injuries while visiting a pet supply store. According to the lawsuit, the man was shopping in the store and making his way to the checkout counter when he encountered a substance on the floor. Allegedly, the substance caused the man to slip and fall.

Despite increased awareness, drunk driver accidents still happen

Unfortunately, driving while under the influence of alcohol continues to be a big problem in the United States. Although it is common knowledge that driving while intoxicated is extremely dangerous, many drivers in Nevada and across the country continue to get behind the wheel while impaired, causing thousands of drunk driver accidents every year. Alcohol significantly delays reaction time and impairs basic motor skills, making it virtually impossible to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Authorities say a recent crash in North Las Vegas may have been caused by an impaired driver. The accident happened at the intersection of North 5th Street and Craig Road during the morning hours. According to reports, an SUV was northbound on 5th Street approaching the intersection while a pickup truck was traveling east on Craig Road.

4 safety tips when renting a bike in Las Vegas

Renting a bike is one of the best ways to experience Las Vegas. Whether you are a local or tourist, you can take advantage of the multitude of bicycle rental stations around the city. There are plenty of bikes available to rent thanks to the bicycle sharing program from the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.

The RTC program lets you pedal through Las Vegas in a healthy way that reduces traffic. However, bicycling in this city can also be hectic and dangerous. Keep these safety guidelines in mind as you ride your rental bike around the Strip. 

Las Vegas is seeing more and more pedestrian accidents

Every person is a pedestrian at some point. Walking is a primary form of transportation in Nevada cities like Las Vegas and pedestrians are literally everywhere 24 hours a day. This is one of many reasons why pedestrian safety is such a big concern these days. Despite significant progress in pedestrian safety measures, pedestrian accidents are increasing every year. A recent accident in Las Vegas affected a pedestrian and his dog.

Las Vegas Police say a two-car crash left the pedestrian in critical condition and claimed the life of his dog. The incident happened during the afternoon hours near Charleston Boulevard and Bruce Street. According to reports, a Honda sedan was traveling west on Charleston Boulevard when a Hyundai heading the opposite direction attempted to turn and pulled into the path of the Honda, causing a collision.

Serious injuries often accompany motorcycle accidents

There's no doubt that motorcycles can be dangerous. Although motorcycles can be a fun way to travel in Nevada, those who ride motorcycles are confronted with unique dangers that are not present for other motorists. According to statistics, motorcyclists are 5 times more likely to be injured in a crash than those in passenger vehicles. Motorcyclists are minimally protected, so when motorcycle accidents happen, they are more likely to result in serious injury or death.

In Henderson, a recent accident resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. The crash happened along U.S. 95 during the late afternoon hours. Reports say a motorcycle and an SUV were traveling north when a collision occurred.

Las Vegas tourists face risks during busy Thanksgiving seasons

Few may know it, but Las Vegas is one of the country's top vacation destinations for Thanksgiving. The city offers a range of free family events during Thanksgiving and attracts many visitors from around the country.

While a Las Vegas vacation can be the highlight of your holiday season, as a tourist, there are some risks you should be aware of during your stay. Staying safe in Las Vegas is easier when you inform yourself about potential dangers and take actions to prepare yourself.

Car accidents: Tragic Reno crash claims 3 lives

Three men lost their lives recently in a gruesome accident in Reno. Unfortunately, fatal car accidents like this are happening more and more across the state of Nevada. The wrong-way crash happened at night along SR-431. The Nevada Highway Patrol is still seeking information and additional witnesses to the accident.

According to reports, a pickup truck was traveling the wrong direction, headed east in the westbound left lane. Reportedly, a Mercury sedan was traveling west and collided nearly head-on with the pickup truck, with both vehicles coming to rest in the westbound and center lanes of the highway. Authorities said the driver of the Mercury sedan was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene.

Car accidents are a leading cause of TBI

Traumatic brain injury can happen due to a blow to the head, such as what often occurs during a car crash. In addition to falls and incidents where an object struck someone, car accidents number among the top causes of TBI.

In the case of moderate trauma, noticing symptoms and getting the right diagnosis can take some time. It is important to know common warning signs and get a comprehensive medical checkup, even if you saw a doctor in the emergency room.

Frequently congested roads have led to more car wrecks

The state of Nevada is experiencing a population boom and rightfully so, as people from all over the world move here to take advantage of the great climate and seemingly endless economic opportunities. Las Vegas, in particular, is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. Because of this rapid growth, roads in Las Vegas have become over crowded and are frequently congested. Due to the high volumes of traffic, car wrecks are happening more and more.

A recent crash in Las Vegas claimed the life of a driver and injured another. The wreck happened during the morning commute on U.S. 95 just south of Lake Mead Boulevard. Investigators say a Honda Civic entered the busy highway and immediately drove across all lanes in an attempt get into the fast lane, failing to yield to existing traffic.

Pedestrian accidents: Mother and young boy killed

Take a walk along the streets of Las Vegas and it's easy to see that dangers are abundant. Roadways across Nevada have become extremely crowded and are growing more dangerous every year. Pedestrians who walk on or near these crowded roads are at an increased risk for serious injuries since they are completely exposed. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents have risen sharply in recent years.

A tragic pedestrian accident in Las Vegas claimed the life of a mother and her son. The accident happened during the evening hours on Katie Avenue. Reports say the mother was attempting to cross the street with her three young children when they were suddenly struck by a Dodge pickup truck. Authorities said the mother and her three children, two girls ages 2, 3 and one boy age 4, were all injured and transported to a local hospital.

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