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December 2017 Archives

Improperly placed floor mat allegedly causes slip and fall

In today's world, there are many uncertainties. One certainty in today's world is that accidents are going to happen. Although some accidents are unavoidable, many are preventable. In the state of Nevada, property owners have a legal obligation to keep their properties free of hazards and safe for all those who lawfully visit. Hazards or foreign objects left on the floor can cause visitors to slip and fall, and possibly suffer injury.

Impaired or distracted drivers contribute to pedestrian accidents

Sidewalks along Nevada city streets these days are bustling with foot traffic. These city streets are usually congested with vehicular traffic as well. With pedestrians and automobiles in such close proximity, pedestrian accidents become almost inevitable. With the rise of smart phones, GPS navigation systems and other gadgets, modern drivers can quickly become distracted and take their focus off of the road. Distracted drivers only increase the odds of pedestrian and vehicle encounters.

Driving while intoxicated increases odds for car wrecks

Driving while under the influence of alcohol is incredibly dangerous, irresponsible and illegal. When drivers get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol they endanger the lives of everyone around them. Very strict laws against drunk driving exist not only in Nevada, but across the country. However, some people choose to drive while intoxicated and willingly break drunk driving laws. According to statistics, over half of all car wrecks in the United States are caused by intoxicated drivers.

Two big mistakes many car owners make

Ask car owners what the biggest mistake they have made is, and you are likely to get a variety of responses. Some may go something like, "I bought a boring used car when I should have splurged on something my heart wanted," or "I did not think ahead enough and got a car that is too small to fit all of my kids."

Pedestrian accidents may increase during the holidays

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, more and more people will be present along Nevada city streets as they visit stores and shops in search of gifts for family and friends. This increase in foot traffic can mean an increased risk for pedestrian accidents. Low light conditions typical of this time of year can also contribute to accidents since pedestrians may be harder for motorists to see. Tragically, accidents involving pedestrians can quickly turn fatal since pedestrians are totally exposed and unprotected.

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