Archives for February 2015

Distracted driving is No. 1 on the NTSB ‘Most Wanted’ list

Many Nevada residents may understand the dangers that are present on the roadways. While new technology is always under development to make transportation safer, portable electronic devices are also becoming more prevalent. The use of handheld devices is particularly dangerous for anyone who is operating a vehicle. … [Read more...]

Crash fatalities 21 percent lower when teens don’t drive teens

In a recent Nevada car crash, a vehicle drifted into the median and then rolled when the teen who was driving over-corrected the car. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, two of the three teenage passengers were not wearing restraints, and one of these was killed when he was thrown from the vehicle. Unfortunately, this story is not an isolated event. According to the National Highway Traffic … [Read more...]

Drowsy truckers may ‘save time,’ but cost lives

Truck drivers are required to keep a logbook to record their work hours for the day. According to federal law, they are only allowed to spend 14 hours working and 11 hours on the road each day. However, most truck drivers are paid by the mile, and when they are held up because of traffic or some other delay, their paychecks take a cut. It is this type of trucker negligence that may have led to a … [Read more...]

Staged car accidents a growing problem in Nevada

Most people who have been caught in a car accident believe that the collision occurred unintentionally. Surprisingly, this may not always be the case. A new, fast-growing way to commit insurance fraud in Las Vegas may put other motorists in danger. An established Las Vegas auto accident attorney may be familiar with staged automobile accidents. These accidents occur when drivers deliberately … [Read more...]

Truck drivers with drunk driving record target of new federal clearinghouse

Las Vegas motorists navigate the state’s roadways alongside large tractor trailers on a daily basis. Most drivers trust that the truck driver responsible for safely maneuvering the massive vehicle next to them is well-trained and focused. However, a Las Vegas truck accident lawyer knows that there are a significant number of large truck operators who drive while intoxicated. The problem of drunk … [Read more...]

4 things you should obtain from the other drivers in a car accident

Most motorists feel overwhelmed and panic stricken during the first few moments following a car collision. As the adrenaline starts to flow, it can be difficult for people to make the clear and concise decisions that they need to in order to fully document the accident. A car accident lawyer in Las Vegas knows that failure to obtain the right information from the other drivers involved in the … [Read more...]