Nevada is one of the stricter states when it comes to preventing distracted driving on account of phones. Like a minority fraction of other states, Nevada's laws prohibit motorists from using handheld phones for any purpose while driving.
Many people in the Reno area have probably heard that motorcyclists who wear helmets are making a valuable investment. Helmets do indeed save lives and prevent traumatic brain injuries. It is a good idea for a motorcyclist who wants to travel Nevada's roads to wear one.
A victim of a drunk driving accident in Nevada may have to spend the rest of his or her life recovering from that one split second in which the victim's car was hit by a vehicle driven by an intoxicated driver. They may, for instance, face paralysis because of a spinal cord injury or permanent brain damage after a head injury. In some cases, the victims may include the family members of a person who lost his or her life in a crash caused by a drunk driver.
As this blog has discussed before, the victim of a car accident or other motor vehicle accident may be able to pursue compensation for their out-of-pocket losses as well as their non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Ordinarily, it is appropriate for someone who caused an accident through human carelessness or oversight to pay for these damages. Sometimes, though, this just simply is not enough, because it does not reinforce how serious the misconduct of the person who caused the accident was.