If you have been the victim of a car accident caused by a drunk driver, there are a few basic things you should know about your rights. You may have suspicions about the driver's intoxication level being over the legal limit at the time of the crash. However, suspicions are not enough to prove your claim. A full investigation will need to be conducted in order to determine the cause of the suspected drunk driving accident.
In driver's education, one of the first things the instructor teaches his or her students is to look both ways before crossing an intersection and to always obey traffic signals. This is a tactic that most use every day while driving. Sometimes drivers fail to exercise this golden rule. A driver suspected of causing a drunk driving accident may have ignored this rule, and it led to an accident involving 5 vehicles and leaving at least one victim with serious injuries.
Car accidents involving two vehicles can be scary. These accidents are not as terrifying as those between a vehicle and a pedestrian. These types of accidents happen and can cause serious injuries or even death. A Nevada resident was allegedly struck and seriously injured by a drunk driver while pushing his bicycle across Flamingo Road, in Las Vegas.
Bicyclists are becoming more and more common on Nevada's roadways. Some people like the exercise of riding, some may be trying to beat gas prices and others just enjoy riding a bike. Drivers in other vehicles must share the road with bicyclists. Sometimes, however, accidents happen between bicyclists and vehicles, which usually end in serious injuries or even death for the bicyclist. Such was the case when a vehicle recently struck and killed a bicyclist near Las Vegas Boulevard.
The rules of the road are based heavily on the well-being and safety of everyone who uses it. This is why alcohol is so heavily regulated on the roadways. When the rules of the road are broken, accidents can happen. Such an accident occurred when a drunk driver struck and killed a bicyclist near Reno.
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.