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:
When driving at night, it is crucial for drivers to pay extra attention to their vehicle and other vehicles around them. Accidents happen in the blink of an eye and at night it can be more difficult to see one coming. Such was the case for a Clark County man last week. He was at the wrong place, at the wrong time, when his car was sandwiched in a multi-vehicle truck accident that claimed his life.
After a simple car accident, the law of personal injury in Nevada is straightforward: When a negligent driver causes an accident that hurts another person, the negligent party is liable for damages to the injured. However, many accidents are far from simple, and oftentimes the law can be anything but straightforward.
Nearly all types of traffic accidents on Nevada roadways have the capacity to cause serious injuries, but accidents involving large commercial vehicles have the capacity to cause greater harm to more people than do other crashes on the road. The simple fact is that 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks are bigger and heavier than other vehicles, and therefore when they hit something, they hit it with more force.
A loaded semitrailer truck can weigh 25 times more than an average passenger car. That simple fact explains why truck accidents are among the most deadly accidents on Nevada roads. Any collision between a big-rig truck and a smaller vehicle can lead to catastrophic injuries for the people in the smaller vehicle.
Some of the most serious accident on Nevada roadways involve large commercial trucks. Because 18-wheelers and other large trucks are so much bigger and heavier than passenger cars, any collision between the two can easily lead to catastrophic injury and death for the occupants of the smaller vehicle.