It was interesting to see two Lt. Governor candidates toss around the term "personal injury attorney" as a pejorative, especially since one is a lawyer whose website claims to do just that type of work. It's a shame to see a colleague abandon his professional practice for personal political gain. Let's take a look at the type of work our candidates feel isn't good enough for Nevada's citizens:
Icy roads have been cited as a contributing factor for a heavy concentration of car accidents in the Truckee Meadows. On Feb. 3, 26 motor vehicle accidents occurred that morning alone, with four individuals hospitalized as a result.
Currently, Nevada laws can regulate the driving rights of individuals with epilepsy. In fact, doctors in our state are required to report epileptic seizures to the state's Department of Motor Vehicles, and the DMV will revoke the patient's driver's license for a time in an effort to prevent seizure-related auto accidents.
Car accidents are the major cause of death for Americans under 30, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2009, more than 33,000 people were killed in auto accidents, with another 2.2 million injured. Of those casualties, more than 70 percent occurred in passenger vehicles.
Sometimes the most tragic auto accidents do not occur on busy highways but in quiet, residential neighborhoods. That was the case when a 5-year-old Nevada child was killed while riding her tricycle along a sidewalk in Fernley on Jan. 2. The driver who hit the child was taken into custody for felony DUI.
A head-on collision is one of the most terrifying types of auto accidents a motorist can experience. Even when two vehicles are travelling at a relatively low speed, the damage caused by a head-on crash can be catastrophic. Unfortunately, wrong-way accidents are a dangerous reality on Nevada roadways, and motorists who have been injured because of a wrong-way driver's negligence should be aware of the available legal options for covering the costs resulting from the crash.