Statistically, car accidents tend to increase from the norm during holiday times. This is due to a variety of reasons. But what could possibly explain the 20 Clark County traffic-related deaths in a 13-day span? This number is outrageous at almost two fatalities per day. Nevada Highway Patrol, the Las Vegas Sun, residents, and other local authorities want to know why.
Multiple Nevada residents are involved in car accidents everyday and these people suffer a range of injuries, some of them serious. If you have been injured in a car accident, your misfortune could warrant compensation for your injuries. In this respect, the experienced team at Bradley, Drendel and Jeanney has experience with helping victims obtain this compensation.
Car accidents happen so quickly that it can cause a lot of confusion and even put you in a daze if you suffer head injuries in the accident. When a person is involved in a car accident they are obligated by law to stop the car and check for injuries. Recently, a Nevada man did not do this after his Dodge Durango struck a man in a vehicle on Jeanell Drive in Carson City. He is now charged with felony hit-and-run after he fled the scene.
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.
We have already discussed how another driver's actions can constitute reckless driving in Nevada. These types of car accidents can result in serious injuries for the passengers involved in the accident. There are several possible injuries that can occur after a car accident. One serious injury that can have lifelong consequences are spinal cord injuries.
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.
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.
The truth of the matter is that roads and highways are potentially dangerous. Even despite a driver's best intentions sometimes car accidents do happen. Oftentimes these car accidents are minor and do not result in injuries to the passengers. However, not everyone involved in car accidents are so lucky and they do sustain serious injuries.
U.S. Highways stretch from coast to coast carrying people and cargo to their destinations. Traffic laws are put in to effect for the safety of everyone on the road. When these laws are broken, however, car accidents can happen that cause serious injury or even death. Such was the case in a deadly Nevada crash last week.