Archives for January 2015

How much weight can a tractor trailer haul in Nevada?

Tractor trailers are massive vehicles that dominate the roads of Nevada. Since these big rigs are so large in structure, they must follow certain state and federal regulations when it comes to weight, length and height. These regulations were designed to minimize certain hazards and dangers that could potentially lead to a truck accident. When trucking companies or truckers violate these … [Read more...]

Common night driving risks

Even the most conscientious motorist can have significant difficulties driving in nighttime conditions. Not only does the lack of sunlight reduce motorists’ ability to see, but the darkness can affect a variety of other details as well. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and esurance, motorists are three times more likely to be fatally injured while driving at night. … [Read more...]

Negligence often causes Nevada car accidents

Recently in the Las Vegas area, in the middle of the day, News 3 KSNV reported that a 34-year-old driver ran a red light governing an intersection. Upon turning left through the intersection, the right side of the driver’s car collided with the front of an oncoming car. The latter car was operated by a 70-year-old driver and carrying a 69-year-old Henderson resident. Both people sustained … [Read more...]

10 signs that a driver may be drunk

In the state of Nevada and across the United States, drunken driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. In addition to attendant property damage, a Las Vegas injury attorney knows these types of accidents often result in injuries and fatalities. … [Read more...]

Platooning truck technology tested in Nevada

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than 104,000 people were injured in 2012, and another 3,900 were killed in 2012 in connection with truck accidents. Due to their extremely large size and weight, semis and other large trucks have a greater ability to cause more serious, deadly crashes than other vehicles, so it is a common sight for a truck accident lawyer Las … [Read more...]

Recklessness blamed in sudden rash of Clark County traffic accidents

While the holidays often bring an increase in traffic fatalities, Clark County, Nevada was inundated with a spate of fatal accidents just prior to Thanksgiving 2013. The Las Vegas Sun reports that over a period of only 13 days, 20 individuals lost their lives in traffic accidents, many of which were completely preventable. Officers have been unable to definitively say why the increase occurred or … [Read more...]

Las Vegas hit-and-run accidents rising

Two employees at a Las Vegas car wash were recently injured in a hit-and-run accident that is highlighting just how serious the problem has become in the valley. The Review Journal reports that the two men were busy detailing a vehicle in the parking lot of the car wash when a white sedan reversed but failed to even attempt to brake before crashing into the workers with its rear bumper. One of the … [Read more...]