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Looking for trends and common dangers in Nevada crashes

Nevada authorities and governing bodies are trying to drive Nevada to zero deaths. While this is a great goal to have, the reality is that hundreds are injured and even killed on Nevada roads each year. A compilation of crash statistics point to some common causes and repercussions for those injured in such a crash. It is clear that the consequences for being involved in a car accident can be quite severe both for an injured person's health and for their finances.

According to the most recent accessible data from the Nevada Department of Transportation, Washoe County was one of the leading counties as far as number of car accidents occurring within. This is true of crashes involving property damage, as well as those leading to fatalities. The annual financial costs to the entire state total around $1.8 billion in medical expenses, property damage and other expenses associated with personal injury from car accidents.

The data shows that many car accidents result from secondary reasons like drunk driving, distracted driving or driving too fast for conditions or for the posted speed limit.

All of these reasons can support a personal injury claim after a car accident. Negligence is something that occurs when a person's actions cause injury to another person.

Because cars often operate at speeds well exceeding 60 mph, a car accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Despite many good driver's best intentions, a car accident can happen even if a responsible driver is doing everything properly.

For those who have unjustly suffered losses to health or finances, there are ways to seek compensation. Negligence is often the cause of motor vehicle accidents due to irresponsible or distracted driving decisions. Health is one of the most cherished and sought-after goals in life. Those who put others' health and well-being in jeopardy, they should be held accountable.

Source: nevadadot.com, "Nevada Traffic Crashes 2010," Accessed Feb. 22, 2016

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