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Drunk driving still a serious problem on state roads

For decades, lawmakers, safety advocates and others have tried to decrease drunk driving. Some of their efforts have been focused on education, others on enforcement and stiffer penalties for offenders. And many of these efforts have paid off. However, statistics show drunk drivers remain a serious risk in Nevada.

Who is liable when a borrowed car gets in an accident?

In most personal injury lawsuits involving car accidents, the defendant is a driver who owned the car he or she was driving at the time of the accident. If the driver acted negligently, caused an accident and caused injury to another person, the negligent driver can be held liable for the damages suffered by the injured person.

Statistics for bicycle/pedestrian-car accidents released

In Nevada and throughout the nation, bicyclists and pedestrians are ubiquitous on the roads. It is imperative for drivers to keep a close eye on them and share the road to keep everyone safe. Unfortunately, there are often accidents involving vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Given their vulnerability, there can be serious injury and death after a crash. Part of maintaining safety is to keep track of the statistics and trends for these auto accidents. Those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a collision of this kind should be aware of how to attempt to recover compensation in a legal filing.

Ride share auto accidents could be due to ignored recalls

In Reno, throughout Nevada and across the United States, the way in which people get around has changed drastically with the rise of ride share services. Simply by pushing a button on their phone, a ride will come quickly. Whether that is Uber, Lyft or another service, it is considered a convenient alternative to public transportation or driving themselves. However, there are dangers with any motor vehicle and a recent study from Consumer Reports shows that many ride share vehicles have unaddressed recalls on their vehicles. This can cause injuries and death because of an auto accident.

Teens driving in summer raises risk of an auto accidents

In Reno, throughout Nevada and around the nation, there are many teens on the road. The number is multiplied in the summer. With that comes an enhanced risk of an auto accident. Since teens are not as experienced and are prone to making mistakes and committing dangerous actions, it is no surprise that so many crashes involve them. However, the problem is growing significantly worse as other dangers, such as distracted driving, become more prevalent.

Drunk driving accident kills teen in Nevada

Despite law enforcement's best efforts to educate drivers on the dangers of getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is still a frequent problem throughout Nevada. People who are simply minding their own business and obeying all traffic laws can find themselves with serious injuries and even be killed when there is a drunk driving accident. One of the worst calls a family can get is that a loved one was hurt or lost his or her life in a drunk driving crash. After it has happened, it is important to consider the future and discuss a possible lawsuit with an experienced attorney.

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.

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.

More on bad faith claims in Nevada

As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, victims of accidents who feel that an insurance company is acting unfairly when processing a claim, or who feels that the company is intentionally stalling in order to force a favorable settlement, may be able to raise a claim of bad faith against the insurance company.

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