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...]

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...]

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...]

Hit-and-run accidents rising across the nation

The Las Vegas Sun reported that a pedestrian in Las Vegas was killed while crossing the street in a hit-and-run accident recently. Alarmingly, data shows that hit-and-run accidents in the United States are on the rise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal hit-and-run accidents, including pedestrian accidents, rose during each of the past three years for which the … [Read more...]

Taking precautions can decrease Nevada’s high fatality rate for swimming pool drownings

When the summer heat comes out in late April and early May, the swimming season in Las Vegas is generally in full swing. A large percentage of homes in the valley have their own swimming pools, and families take full advantage of the heat to enjoy them at every opportunity. Sadly, fun can change to tragedy very quickly, causing many families to experience the devastation of losing a child to … [Read more...]

Study: Car accidents linked to drivers who are buzzed

In Nevada, according to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, it is illegal for drivers to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content level at or above 0.08. However, new research indicates that “buzzed” drivers, or those who only have a BAC level of 0.01, are more likely to be at fault for car accidents than sober drivers who are involved in a collision.  The problem with “buzzed” … [Read more...]

What is a third-party personal injury claim?

When workers are injured in Nevada due to the negligence of another person, they can file two separate claims. The first is to receive workers’ compensation benefits from their employer and the second is a personal injury claim against the person or entity at fault, typically referred to as the third party. To file a third-party lawsuit, the additional responsible party cannot be the worker’s … [Read more...]

National report: Las Vegas ranks 13th most dangerous city for pedestrians

The number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities in Las Vegas tends to be cyclical, with numbers climbing over two or three years and then falling again. In the last three years, though, fatalities have climbed steeply, and city officials express concern over the continued rise in pedestrian crashes. 2011 ended with 26 fatalities, while there were 46 in 2012 and 60 in 2013. In the first four … [Read more...]

Homeowner liability in animal bites

Enduring an animal attack in Las Vegas can be a traumatic experience for people of all ages. While dog bites are the most common form of animal-related personal injury, a wide range of animals have been known to attack people throughout the valley, and those attacks can often lead to devastating injuries and even death. The state’s premises liability laws may offer victims the chance to receive … [Read more...]

Study: Human hormone might help brain injury victims

Every year, millions of people suffer from a life-changing injury with no known cure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.5 million traumatic brain injuries occur annually. These injuries can cause various detrimental and permanent changes, including physical impairments, reduced cognitive ability and emotional disorders. TBI victims in Las Vegas, Nevada, may … [Read more...]