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January 2018 Archives

As populations rise, so do pedestrian accidents

As more and more people move to Nevada to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that abound, populations are dramatically increasing in cities all across the state. In direct correlation, pedestrian accidents have also increased over the last few years. These type of accidents often have deadly outcomes, since pedestrians are totally exposed to the elements. Now more than ever, those that travel by vehicle or on foot need to remain focused and pay attention to their surroundings at all times.

Do injured jaywalkers have a case?

If pedestrians lawfully crossed the road, then it stands to reason that they have a good chance of winning a lawsuit if a car hit and injured them while they crossed. However, what about jaywalkers, these people who violate Nevada statutes governing crossing at a designated crosswalk and at a traffic signal, among others? 

Shopper allegedy suffers injuries due to slip and fall

Stores and shops in Nevada should always welcome visitors with a pleasant and, most importantly, safe environment. Visitors and patrons should be able to freely shop and purchase the items they need without fear of injury. However, far too often around the country shoppers are injured by hazards and hazardous conditions in stores. Even small and unnoticeable things like rugs have the potential to turn into slip and fall hazards.

Auto-pedestrian accidents can also happen in parking lots

More and more people are flocking to the great state of Nevada to take advantage of the many wonderful things that the state has to offer. A booming economy, great night life and an abundance of outdoor activities are just a few of the opportunities that await those that decide to take up residence here. Cities in Nevada are becoming increasingly crowded with foot traffic, as walking is a healthy source of transportation and recreation. Parking lots are not often thought of as dangerous locations when one thinks of auto\-pedestrian accidents. However, more pedestrians are injured in parking lots than most people realize.

Car accidents are inevitable on crowded city streets

Dangers abound on today's roadways, especially in crowded cities across the United States. With populations booming in the state of Nevada, city streets are constantly bustling with traffic. Unfortunately, there will always be drivers that are not as cautious and focused as they should be behind the wheel. Crowded streets combined with inattentive, distracted drivers is a recipe for accidents. Any accident can be a serious matter, but some car accidents can prove to be fatal.

Car accidents with drunk drivers are often fatal

Its no secret that driving while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous and irresponsible things a person can do. According to recent statistics, drunk driving is responsible for almost one-third of all deaths in car accidents each year. Nevada has very strict laws in place to combat the problem of drunk driving and those convicted could face very lengthy prison sentences. Unfortunately, drivers still get behind the wheel while impaired, which only contributes to the many dangers facing drivers.

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