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Motorcycle accident causes serious injury

Many Nevadans enjoy riding a motorcycle around the state whether in the cities or on the open road. It is a popular pastime despite its inherent risks. Most car drivers and motorcycle riders share the road safely and keep an eye on each other. Still, some drivers don't pay attention to what they are doing and behave recklessly or negligently. Since they are comparatively unprotected, a rider can suffer serious injuries and death. After a motorcycle collision occurs, it is imperative that the rider and their family think about the issues they will inevitably face in the aftermath and consider a legal filing for compensation.

A mid-afternoon accident between a motorcycle and a car led to the rider being seriously hurt. According to the investigation, the rider was heading west when the vehicle exited a shopping center attempting to complete a U-turn. The vehicles subsequently collided. The driver did not suffer any injuries, but the rider was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Distracted driver study assesses frequency among parents

Nevada roads can be dangerous enough without the risk of distracted drivers. Unfortunately, as there are an increasing number of ways to be distracted, the problem has risen significantly. It is believed that younger people are more vulnerable to the temptation of using a smartphone when behind the wheel. However, a new survey has shown that parents are often distracted while behind the wheel.

Back-to-back Reno motorcycle accidents injure one, kill another

Reno has many motorcyclists on its roadways. Drivers of passenger vehicles and trucks are obligated to keep an eye on them, yield when necessary and take steps to keep everyone safe and accident-free. However, theories and best-case scenarios aside, this does not always happen. When a rider is involved in a crash, they are vulnerable to injuries and fatalities. In some of these accidents, a second crash occurs in the immediate aftermath, causing more damage. With the litany of problems that come about after these accidents, legal assistance is advisable.

Two separate motorcycle accidents resulted in one rider being injured and another dying. According to law enforcement, the first happened when a motorcyclist was going south and a vehicle turned in front of the rider. The vehicles collided and the rider died. Another rider was also going south and hit the first motorcyclist. That rider was hospitalized, but the injuries were said to be minor. The investigation is continuing and it is not known if charges or citations will be issued to anyone involved.

Man injured by drunk driver in Reno

Reno drivers simply going about their business do not expect to be involved in an accident with a drunk driver. However, despite attempts by law enforcement to catch and penalize drunk drivers, it is a problem that has not gone away. Unwitting victims can be confronted with serious injuries and the costs that accompany them. To cover the medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more, it is often necessary to file a claim for compensation.

A 32-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after his vehicle was rear-ended by a drunk driver. The man was in a turning lane when a truck crashed into his car and then fled. An off-duty officer saw the accident and chased the truck. The truck stopped a few miles away and the driver was arrested. The man was taken to the hospital and was listed in critical condition. The investigation is continuing, and law enforcement is seeking witnesses.

Alleged drunk driver hits and kills bicyclist in Reno

For residents of Reno and throughout Nevada, riding a bicycle can be beneficial in multiple ways. Riders can save money on gas, get exercise and help the environment. That, however, does not alter the dangers riders face when sharing the road with cars. Often, drivers of passenger vehicles do not pay as close attention to bicyclists as they should. Since bicyclists are inherently vulnerable, a crash can result in serious injuries and death.

A 63-year-old man who was riding a bicycle died after being hit by an alleged drunk driver. After the crash, law enforcement and emergency responders were called and the rider was found on the roadway near where the crash occurred. He was unconscious and his injuries were believed to be life-threatening. After being taken to the hospital, he was declared dead. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was cooperative. Law enforcement determined that alcohol was a factor and the driver was arrested for DUI and other charges. The investigation is continuing.

Phone addiction is causing more car accidents

In Reno and across Nevada, it is nearly impossible to find a person who does not have a smartphone in their hand. People have grown accustomed to checking their devices repeatedly for business purposes and social reasons. While this has kept people in touch with others, it has also created a dangerous atmosphere. According to a new study from the analytics company Zendrive, people are not just attached to their devices but are addicted to them, and this is leading to auto accidents.

Research says that distracted driving raises the chances of being in a car accident by 83 percent. In the U.S., distracted driving has risen by 10 percent in just the past year. Zendrive assessed 1.8 million drivers who traveled 4.5 billion miles. It also conducted a survey of 500 people. The most common distractions were talking, texting, navigation apps and music apps.

Legal assistance is imperative after Reno spinal cord injuries

Injuries can occur with any kind of accident in Reno. While the worst-case scenario after an accident is a fatality, people can suffer injuries that are so severe that they face paralysis and other long-term medical concerns. This is common with spinal cord damage. Whether it is a workplace accident or a car accident, those who have suffered damage to their spinal cord could find themselves unable to walk and in need of help to perform even the most basic tasks. Having legal advice after such an accident is imperative.

Since the spinal cord is integral to normal functioning, any damage to it can be problematic. High-speed collisions and being hit by large objects commonly cause spinal cord damage, but these injuries can happen in even seemingly innocuous incidents. There might be a loss of feeling in the extremities or an unexplained tingling. It could take some time to truly manifest itself. However, when it does, the person will be confronted with a litany of medical concerns.

Distracted driving a hard temptation to resist

According to the results of a recent study, many motorists in Reno find texting and driving, and other distracted driving habits, too alluring to quit. This is true despite the repeated warnings that such behavior can lead to serious and even fatal car accidents.

While this study was conducted by a major insurance company, the results were reported by at least one media outlet. In any event, the analysis of the results, which surveyed more than 2,000 drivers, should be a warning to everyone that we have a way to go when it comes to distracted driving.

Young motorcyclist dies in Sparks accident

A 23-year-old died in a recent motorcycle crash in the Reno area. The man himself was a Reno resident.

The accident happened in the early evening hours and appears to have been at an intersection. A sport utility vehicle and the motorcyclist collided. Although authorities attempted to revive the motorcyclist, he was eventually declared dead at the scene.

Legal marijuana use no excuse for drugged driving

Like a growing minority of other states, Nevada allows its residents to use marijuana legally, even without a medical need, under certain circumstances. This law has been on the books since 2017 following a ballot measure. Obviously, this law was not intended to be a license for Nevada motorists to engage in drugged driving. Most people recognize that such behavior is just as dangerous as drunk driving.

Some studies suggest, however, that the mere liberalization of state laws about marijuana use can lead to an increase in drugged driving accidents. The studies surveyed a number of states that have legalized the drug and then compared them to other states where recreational marijuana use remains prohibited. The results were that collision-related insurance claims increased in those states that had legalized the drug.

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