After you or a loved one have been involved in an incident where personal injury has resulted, you may be unsure of what to do next. Bodily injury resulting from a Reno car accident can be severe, and even if the injuries are described as moderate, it can have a huge impact on the injured person's life.
While sitting in morning or evening rush hour traffic, many Reno drivers have noticed other drivers' inattention to the road. Some may wonder what could possibly be distracting Reno drivers from the very important task of driving? Many are aware of cell phone use and how dangerous using a cell phone and texting and driving is. Oftentimes, texting and driving is the reason for drivers' inattention to the road and for Reno car accidents.
While most Reno car accidents are unfortunate, they are just that -- unfortunate accidents. There isn't typically any malicious intent behind the actions of the drivers who cause or contribute to these crashes. Once in a while, however, a driver intentionally causes an accident with intent to maim or harm. One such car accident appears to have happened recently between a pick-up truck and a group of protesters in Reno.
After a car accident, there is typically a whirlwind of activity. Of course, health and wellness need to top the list and those injured in a car accident should take their injuries seriously. After immediate needs are assessed and treated for immediate danger, what should one do next?
Most car accidents fall under the category of an honest mistake. However, some car accidents are such blatant egregious errors that felony charges are filed in connection with the crash. This proved true for a couple from Reno that were recently killed in a car accident on McCarran Boulevard. The driver and passenger who caused the crash are being held in county jail after fleeing the scene of the car accident.
There are many driving behaviors that Reno drivers are practicing today that are inherently unsafe. What are they? Most of the driving behaviors fall under the category of distracted driving. With everyone's busy lives, it is understandable how someone could fall victim to these dangerous behaviors.
For many involved in a car accident, this is their first experience dealing with such an incident. There may be injuries to the driver or loved ones and severe property damage. It may seem, as an injured person, that you don't know where to turn. There are certain things that need attending to immediately and other items that can wait.
Almost all roads are open to bicyclists as well as drivers of motor vehicles. The attitude and the law is that operators of motor vehicles need to share the road with bicyclists. Most often, this objective is achieved and no one gets hurt. Unfortunately, this was not the case for a man who was recently struck on his bicycle by a Reno man who was found after fleeing the scene of the accident.
With the rate at which Nevada motorists are involved in car accidents these days, it's a miracle that more people aren't injured or killed. Many car accidents result in damages that can be fully accounted for by means of proving liability of the other motorist involved. If you were in a Reno car accident that put you in the hospital, you may be wondering how to gather compensation for the wrong's made by another driver. There are ways to make your personal injury claim and liability argument seeking compensation stronger in order to achieve that result.
It is illegal for a Reno driver to be behind the wheel while texting and driving. This law was passed for obvious reasons; if you are looking at your phone you are not looking at the road. Distracted driving is not limited to texting and driving, as many Reno drivers know all too well. Distracted driving encompasses several common behaviors that take the attention of the driver away from the road.