In Nevada and around the United States, everyone who uses the public roadways agrees to abide by the traffic laws and the rules of the road. For example, while no physical barrier prevents vehicles from crossing a double yellow line, millions of cars pass each other in opposite directions each day without incident as most people respect the idea that the line represents. Likewise, when an accident does occur, it is understood that those involved stop and exchange information, and possibly cooperate with any investigation required by law enforcement. Sometimes, however, people do not respect the traffic laws, creating a problem for themselves and those affected by their actions.
Large trucks fulfill a vital role in Nevada, and indeed, throughout the United States. Their impact is crucial for a strong goods-based economy like the one we enjoy. Being able to transport items over long distances relatively quickly and efficiently, tractor-trailers and semi-trucks are an indelible part of the American landscape. However, when one of these vehicles is involved in an accident, the results can be disastrous for those involved.
While Nevada is largely a rural state, there are plenty of roads. Add in large entertainment centers such as Las Vegas or Reno, and there's plenty of opportunity for individuals to drive after having had a bit too much alcohol. When this occurs, it puts everyone on the road at risk of serious injury and death. It is well known that alcohol will slow reflexes, impair judgement and increase the chance of motor vehicle accidents if drivers have had too much. But how much does this happen in Nevada?
Accidents involving any kind of vehicle tend to be bad for those involved. The property damage and personal injury that can occur when two massive pieces of metal and plastic collide at high speed is indisputable. When one of those vehicles is a motorcycle though, the results of a Nevada accident are often catastrophic. Because of the smaller size and weight of the motorcycle, and the lack of any metal cage around the driver, motorcycle accidents usually create devastating injuries. When these are caused by someone else's negligence, there are legal rights that may have to be protected.
When you think of a car accident, what images come to mind? Twisted metal, emergency vehicles and a road strewn with debris? While all these things may be present after a car accident, many accidents aren't so dramatic. Car accidents happen every day in Reno that may appear minor on the surface, but in reality can cause significant pain and suffering for the victims and their families.