Pedestrian Accident

What are the Dangers of Walking While Texting?

Texting is one of the most popular forms of communication in America. However, the ease and convenience of texting unfortunately encourages some individuals to engage in unsafe practices. Although it may sound farfetched, texting while walking can be almost as dangerous as texting while driving, and those who text while walking run the risk of injuries to themselves or others, potentially leadi...

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What Is the “No Injury, No Response” Car Accident Law in Nevada?

In Las Vegas, Nevada, the Metropolitan Police Department have enforced a “no injury, no response” car accident policy since March 3rd, 2014. The law went into effect to free valuable law enforcement time and resources for more serious accidents that cause personal injuries. According to the law, police will not respond to minor injuries, or those that don’t cause injuries or deaths. This does n...

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What You Need to Know About Nevada’s Good Samaritan Laws

Many states have passed Good Samaritan laws to encourage bystanders to act and help in emergency situations. These laws came about to combat growing fears of causing more damage and ending up in a lawsuit for trying to help accident victims. Nevada has a Good Samaritan law, found in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Section 41.500. Here’s a breakdown of what to know about this law as a Nevada citiz...

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5 Tips for Staying Safe While Walking the Las Vegas Strip

Pedestrian injuries and deaths are unfortunately quite common on the infamous Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, and 2017 was the deadliest year in history for pedestrians in Clark County, with 77 pedestrian deaths. This was a shocking 35.09% jump from 57 pedestrian deaths in 2016. Just one death from a driver’s preventable negligence is too many. Don’t rely on drivers to pay attention or to keep you s...

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Parking Garages in Las Vegas Are Prime Breeding Grounds for Slip and Fall Dangers

Las Vegas self-park garages at casinos and hotels often ignore safety issues that put drivers and patrons in danger of injuries from slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, but hazardous property conditions significantly increase the risks. When Las Vegas casinos and hotels ignore parking garage safety issues or fail to make needed repairs, the risks of serious in...

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Pedestrian Barriers Make Their Way to the Strip

Recently, the first phase of pedestrian barriers was installed on the Las Vegas Strip to prevent motor vehicles from crashing into pedestrians. In 2017, Nevada saw the highest number of pedestrian deaths on record. Clark County officials assert that new barriers along the Strip will help prevent future pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Pedestrian Injuries on the Las Vegas Strip On January 1...

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Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities Spike: What is to Blame?

The number of pedestrian traffic fatalities has increased significantly in the past two decades with an 11 percent rise in 2016, and experts say driver and pedestrian distraction may be to blame. Texting and the use of wireless devices have exploded in recent years, however, and such a dramatic change in people's behavior is more likely to be the culprit. People are walking more for health and...

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