Spinal cord injuries can have many causes, such as a sports injury or a car crash. Unfortunately, such accidents can be caused by another person's negligence. It is important for victims of spinal cord injuries in Nevada to understand about their injury, particularly if they are seeking compensation from the person responsible for their injury.
The basic laws of physics deem that tractor trucks and semi-trailers, just to name a few, are more likely to cause bigger and more serious accidents than regular passenger vehicles. This does not mean that these types of vehicles get into accidents more often. Instead it means that when these types of vehicles are involved in an accident, the accident is more serious. For instance, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, truck accidents were responsible for the death of nearly 5,000 people in 2006. There were also 106,000 cases of injury associated with trucking accidents in the same year.
Most car accidents fall into one of only a few different categories. For example, rear-end accidents are very common. However, other types of car accidents do happen. For this reason, it is important to be aware of all types of car accident situations that can occur.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's (NHTSA) goals are twofold when it comes to protecting and serving the nation. Firstly, they seek to prevent accidents, injuries and fatalities related to car accidents. Secondly, they intend to investigate the accidents that occur to better understand what caused them. This, in hopes, will address their first goal of preventing injuries and fatalities on Nevada roads and around the nation. Data compiled by NHTSA hints to why hit-and-run car accidents occur.