For many people, driving is a form of relaxation. The open road can provide one with a sense of freedom and escape from some of the stressors in their life. However, that same enjoyable activity can turn tragic in the event of a sever car accident. Worse, the cause of the accident may be completely out of a driver's hands.
After a car accident there are many questions. One of the most important questions is, who is at fault? If another driver directly caused a car accident that resulted in serious injury or damages that driver, or the driver's insurance company, may be liable for damages. Many people involved in car accidents have questions about how car insurance affects the accident.
After a car accident associated with serious injuries, many victims have questions about their rights. If the other driver involved in the accident was at fault, the affected party could be eligible for compensation for their injuries. It is important to understand the facts of the accident in order to accuse someone of fault. Car accidents are typically governed by the rules of negligence, however in cases of reckless driving, if the accused can prove evidence of reckless or aggressive driving, negligence need not be proved.
When traffic on the freeway slows, it can be frustrating for the drivers who need to be somewhere at a certain time. Most of the time, traffic jams cannot be avoided and drivers must wait it out until traffic begins to move again. Recently, a driver on Nevada's I-15 had little to no patience, or so it seemed to Highway Patrol. The driver of a Toyota Camry caused a nine car accident that killed the passenger of the Camry.
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:
Driving can seem like an everyday mundane activity for many on the roads today. Typically, people are thinking mostly about their destination -- not the drive itself. However, more thought should be put into driving these days because car accidents can happen at a second's notice. Such was the case in Vernon County, Nevada when a car crossed over the median and caused a two-car crash.
Recently, this blog noted the difficulties of tracking down negligent drivers after a hit-and-run car accident. More recently, Reno saw an example of an alleged hit-and-run driver turning herself in to the police more than a week after an accident that left a young man fighting for his life.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable people on Nevada roads. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every eight minutes. A pedestrian is killed every two hours. Even as fatalities from car accidents have declined in recent years, pedestrian fatalities have shown increases.
Portable digital devices are great for keeping in touch with people, taking photos or just playing a game while stuck in a long line. In the past few years, the devices have become such a big part of many people's daily routines that some Nevada residents forget that there are certain situations in which they should definitely not look at their phones. Perhaps the most important time to put the phone away is when one is behind the wheel.
Nevada drivers probably know that they're not supposed to have their phones in their hands while they are driving. After all, the practice is prohibited under state law, and drivers can be fined if police officers catch them doing it. Still, studies show that the use of cell phones while driving continues to increase. The Nevada Highway Patrol has said that drivers using cell phones is so pervasive that distracted driving will soon eclipse intoxicated driving as the top cause of traffic fatalities.