Some of the most troubling accidents in Nevada are hit-and-run accidents in which the victim was a pedestrian. An auto-pedestrian accident is likely to result in serious injuries to the pedestrian, if not death. If the victim or nearby witnesses cannot identify the driver, it could mean a careless driver is getting away with severely injuring or killing someone.
After a simple car accident, the law of personal injury in Nevada is straightforward: When a negligent driver causes an accident that hurts another person, the negligent party is liable for damages to the injured. However, many accidents are far from simple, and oftentimes the law can be anything but straightforward.
There was good news and bad news for Nevada motorcyclists in recent traffic safety reports. Nationwide, the number of deaths in motorcycle accidents declined in 2013 by 7 percent from the year before, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. The small drop is significant because the number increases most years. This drop marks only the second year that the number has declined since 1997. Researchers cautioned that the decline may be largely due to the fact that much of the country experienced poor weather for much of last year, leading to fewer American motorcyclists on the roads.
Nearly all types of traffic accidents on Nevada roadways have the capacity to cause serious injuries, but accidents involving large commercial vehicles have the capacity to cause greater harm to more people than do other crashes on the road. The simple fact is that 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks are bigger and heavier than other vehicles, and therefore when they hit something, they hit it with more force.