Archives for March 2015

Pharmaceuticals and truckers: A dangerous mix

In a job where every mile counts, a truck accident lawyer in Las Vegas knows that some truckers traveling Nevada’s roadways are engaging in dangerous behaviors to cover as much ground as possible. Pharmaceutical abuse among truckers is of continuing concern for motorists, and current studies of the effects these products have on driving ability are yielding alarming results. … [Read more...]

Why new roadway design confuses drivers

As more and more drivers clog Nevada roadways, traffic engineers have been tasked with creating new and effective methods of managing the onslaught of vehicles. Although these methods are intended to improve traffic flow and minimize accidents, they aren’t without downfalls. New roadway designs and traffic patterns are increasingly confusing drivers, which is a cause of concern for motorists and a … [Read more...]

How safe are cyclists on Las Vegas streets?

Bicycling is a popular mode of transportation for many Las Vegas residents. However, cyclists face a considerable amount of danger when sharing the road with motor vehicles and trucks on crowed city streets. Nationwide, 726 people were killed and 49,000 people were injured in bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A Las … [Read more...]

Who is responsible for airbag injuries?

Airbags are designed to protect motorists and their passengers from the devastating effects of automobile collisions. Although airbag deployment is intended to keep people from smashing into the dashboard of the car during a motor vehicle accident, a car accident lawyer in Las Vegas knows that it can lead to serious injuries, permanent scars and even death in some cases. According to the National … [Read more...]

3 injuries from rear-end car accidents that may show up later

Many Las Vegas motorists have had the unfortunate experience of getting rear ended by another vehicle or truck. More than 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. each year, and an estimated 2.5 million of those accidents are rear-end collisions, according to the National Safety Council. The city’s busy and congested traffic conditions make rear-end collisions quite common, a fact known by a … [Read more...]

Can crash avoidance systems really prevent an accident?

Auto manufacturers have been working to design technology aimed at lowering the number of motor vehicle accidents that occur each year. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested features currently installed in new automobiles to determine their effectiveness and pass the information on to consumers. Las Vegas truck accident lawyers believe that the installation of automatic braking … [Read more...]

Rain happens — accidents shouldn’t

Nevada has the lowest average rainfall in the country, with an average yearly precipitation of 9.54 inches, according to the National Climatic Data Center. However, the recent effects of rain on traffic are still significant. In fact, record rainfall in Las Vegas on January 11, 2015 led to 143 crashes in 10 hours, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. Thirty percent of these were injury … [Read more...]