Motor Vehicle Accident

Can My Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury claims involve collecting damages for losses related to an accident you did not cause, including medical expenses, lost wages, and more. However, the damages you collect must relate to the accident in question. If you have a pre-existing injury, your case may become more complicated – but you can still collect compensation through a lawsuit or insurance claim. What Is a Pre-Exi...

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Are Bicyclists Ever Liable for Traffic Accidents?

When it comes to collisions between cars and bicycles, most people can believe that the driver was to blame – but this is not always the case. Any number of factors can lead to a collision – and depending on the facts of your case, a cyclist can certainly be liable for a traffic accident. However, you will need to prove the cyclist’s liability to the court or insurance company. Cyclists Must F...

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What Are the Consequences for Running a Red Light in Nevada?

As Nevada drivers, we all have a responsibility to adhere to the rules of the road. Traffic laws are in place to keep everyone safe – especially when it comes to red lights. But what happens when someone decides to run a red light in Nevada? Running a red light increases the chances of an accident occurring, along with injury and death. Aside from the risks associated with running a red ligh...

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What Are the Consequences for Texting While Driving in Nevada?

Driving safely requires our full attention cognitively, manually, and visually. However, some people still choose to engage in dangerous behaviors while driving, including texting. Sending a text message takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind away from driving – and raises the risk of an accident. Nevada imposes strict penalties for texting and driving. If you've ...

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How to Report a Boating Accident in Nevada

Boating on Nevada’s beautiful lakes is a popular pastime in our state. Just like operating a car, however, operating a boat carries a risk of an accident. Nevada state law requires you to report any boating accidents to the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). When you report a boating accident to NDOW, you can strengthen your case in a future insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit with th...

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Who Is Liable in a Chain Reaction Car Accident?

Car accidents are a very common occurrence on Nevada roads. However, not all accidents are as straightforward as a fender-bender or any collision involving two vehicles. Sometimes, chain reaction accidents can occur, where multiple cars collide into each other. In these situations, it can be difficult to determine who is at-fault for the accident. What Is a Chain Reaction Accident? A chain re...

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Is It Illegal to Drive in Flip Flops?

We are well into summer here in Las Vegas, and summertime means high temperatures and warm-weather clothing, including flip flops. While flip flops may be a comfortable alternative to closed-toe shoes, you may wonder if driving in these shoes could lead to a citation while driving. While many people believe that it is illegal to drive in flip-flops, there are no specific laws in the United S...

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Who Is Liable in My Car Accident if the Driver is Disabled?

Car accident liability typically depends on the fault status of each driver. While sometimes it’s obvious whether one party is more to blame than another at the scene of an accident, sometimes additional factors come into play that could change the trajectory of a claim. This is the case when faced with a disabled driver and/or restricted driver. If you have been in an accident involving a disa...

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What to Do When You Are Pulled Over by a Police Officer

It can be intimidating when a police officer pulls you over, especially if it’s the first time it ever happened. Although it might seem daunting at first, you don’t have to let the situation riddle you with anxiety. Understanding the safest, and respectful, ways to approach the situation removes the guesswork from the equation. Pulling Over Remaining aware of your surroundings should alert yo...

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What Are Emotional Distress Damages in a Personal Injury Claim?

The context surrounding most personal injury claims is rarely lighthearted in nature. Often, individuals suffer from emotional damages incurred by the incident and the physical injuries they sustain. Instead of discounting the emotional aspect of an accident, a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer offers plaintiffs the opportunity to seek compensation as a form of recovery. Are Emotional Damages t...

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