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.
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.
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.
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.