Archives for April 2015

Truck accidents: What is the Graves Amendment

The trucking industry is a complex one. A personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas knows that in many cases tractor trailers are rented from independent truck companies. In other cases, truckers rent semis from their own employer. When people are injured through the negligent actions of a trucker, it can be difficult to identify all responsible parties. The existence of the Graves Amendment can further … [Read more...]

Drunk driving fatalities lower in Nevada but still much too high

All 50 states have a law that requires convicted drunk drivers to install ignition interlock systems in their vehicles. This system requires the driver to blow into a device that analyzes the amount of alcohol on the breath. If the driver’s BAC is above .02 percent, the vehicle will not start. Unfortunately, Nevada’s interlock law is one of the weakest in the country, according to the group … [Read more...]

Increased demand for goods means more trucks on Nevada roads

In Nevada, fatalities from large truck crashes equaled 7 percent of the total traffic deaths for 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The size and weight of tractor trailers compared to that of passenger cars make them more deadly in a collision. A truck accident attorney in Las Vegas may well be concerned about the increasing rate of crashes in the United States. … [Read more...]

The dangers of tailgating

Tailgating is an exceedingly dangerous driving behavior, and yet a car accident lawyer in Las Vegas knows that many Nevadans do it every day. Some do so because they are running behind or are late to their destinations, while others do it out of irritation, impatience or ignorance. … [Read more...]

3 Tips on keeping your cool while driving

A Las Vegas Injury Attorney knows that several Nevada road rage incidents have received considerable national attention in recent months, shining a spotlight on the growing severity of the problem in the state. Increased reporting on the dangers of road rage, as well as several recent resident deaths as a result of the behavior, have many Nevada motorists looking for new methods of keeping their … [Read more...]