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May 2013 Archives

Las Vegas woman turns herself in after fatal pedestrian accident

Auto-pedestrian accidents are violent enough, but when a driver flees the scene of a fatal collision, the violation becomes psychological as well. Family members are left searching for answers, and in some cases, an investigation can take months. Families who are grieving in the wake of a fatal accident do have legal options for seeing justice done.

Is a 0.05 BAC too dangerous for Nevada roads?

It was a long time coming, but back in 2003, Nevada lowered the legal blood-alcohol limit for driving to 0.08 percent. Before that, the limit was 0.10 percent. Now, after reviewing extensive data on injurious and fatal auto accidents across the country, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that states lower the limit again.

Cell phone companies dial up new approach to distracted driving

Each state has its own ways of dealing with the problem of cell phone use while driving. Nevada is one of 10 states that bans all hand-held use of a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. That means Nevada residents who have been injured by a distracted driver using a cell phone will have an easier time proving negligence in any ensuing civil lawsuit.

Las Vegas pedestrian accident fatal for man in wheelchair

The purpose of this blog is to shine a light on personal injury law in Nevada. People who have been injured through no fault of their own often aren't aware of their legal rights, especially when insurance companies go to great lengths to convince injured people that their options are extremely limited.

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