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August 2018 Archives

Awareness is key in preventing motorcycle accidents

Motorcycles have a reputation of being one of the most dangerous forms of transportation. Nevada boasts a wonderful climate and has no shortage of scenic roadways, making this a great state for bikers. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents have been increasing across the state in recent years. Accidents involving motorcycles have a higher fatality rate, since those who travel by motorcycle are minimally protected.

Premises liability: All states have laws to protect customers

In Nevada and across the country, thousands of people are injured every year due to dangerous conditions in shops, stores and restaurants. Premises liability laws were established in all states to protect patrons and all legal visitors of these public places. Unfortunately, basic duties such as cleaning up spills can sometimes be neglected, leaving potential hazards that could cause injuries.

3 steps to take after a hit-and-run accident

In the aftermath of a car accident, most people feel some level of adrenaline that can cause racing thoughts, shaking hands and a general sense of confusion. If the other driver speeds away before you have a chance to gather your thoughts, you may wonder what you should do next.

Pedestrian accidents have risen dramatically across the country

Accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians are on the rise in Nevada cities. According to records, pedestrian fatalities have risen sharply in recent years and are at an all time high across the United States. Many factors have contributed to the rise in pedestrian accidents, and some of the most common involve cell phone usage and distracted drivers. Visibility also plays a role in these accidents, as roughly 75 percent of fatal pedestrian accidents happen at night. To prevent accidents, both drivers and pedestrians should avoid distractions and remained focused at all times.

Car accidents with semitrailers often have fatal consequences

The major highways and interstates that conveniently crisscross the state of Nevada are frequently used by commercial traffic. In somewhat of a symbiotic relationship, large commercial vehicles such as semitrailers harmoniously share these roadways with smaller passenger cars and trucks. However, when these big rigs and other large commercial vehicles are involved in car accidents, the consequences can be deadly, most often for the occupants of smaller vehicles.

Many motorcycle accidents result in death or serious injury

For many people, the natural beauty of Nevada is best enjoyed from behind the handle bars of a motorcycle. Nevada is home to an abundance of scenic roadways that thousands of motorcyclists enjoy every year. Unfortunately, those who travel by motorcycle are faced with unique dangers and challenges that those in passenger vehicles typically are exempt from. Due to their smaller size, motorcycles can be more difficult for other drivers to see, which is a primary cause of many motorcycle accidents.

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