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Year: 2021

Crash Rates Jump in Wake of Marijuana Legalization, New Studies Show

A new study offers more evidence of an increase in car accidents in Western states that have legalized marijuana. Along with feelings of relaxation and euphoria, a marijuana high alters the user’s time and sensory perception. That kind of impairment can easily lead to a drugged driving car accident. The…

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What to Do if Your Car Accident Police Report is Incorrect

When police respond to a car accident, the report they file is the first official record that the accident happened. If the police report contains major factual errors, it can prevent a deserving car accident victim from obtaining an appropriate insurance settlement. Police officers are human. They make mistakes in…

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Proving Distracted Driving in a Car Accident

For some people, driving isn’t about getting from point A to point B. It’s about what they can accomplish in the time it takes to get from A to B. More responsible people realize that driving isn’t the time to try to multi-task. You are four times more likely to…

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Driving Without a Seat Belt: Can I Be Compensated for an Accident?

Because Nevada requires drivers to wear seat belts, some drivers who get into car accidents after failing to buckle up assume they cannot seek insurance payments. But this is a mistake. Nevada law (NRS 484D. 495 (4)(b)) states that the failure to wear a seat belt “may not be considered…

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Should I Replace My Child’s Car Seat After a Car Accident?

No, car seats do not automatically need to be replaced following a minor car accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA says car seats should be replaced following a moderate or severe crash and that you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific…

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How Long After a Nevada Car Accident Can You Claim an Injury?

If you are a driver injured in a car accident in Nevada, you need to report it to the police and to your auto insurance carrier right away. If for some reason police do not investigate an accident that has caused injury, death or $750 or more in property damage,…

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Accident and Injury Cases Involving Children

One of the worst feelings a parent can have is being told their child has been injured in an accident. Parents cannot watch over their children at all times. Children can be hurt in accidents while on their own or while under the supervision of other adults. But when someone…

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Car Accident Laws in California and Nevada

Drivers in California and Nevada are required to carry auto insurance so that when someone is injured in a car accident their losses are covered. State laws in California and Nevada affect everything from how and when you can file a claim for compensation after a car accident to how…

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Vehicle Accident Car Fires

You may have noticed a recent rash of car fires in the Las Vegas area: ** A car fire on June 14 spread to a gas pump at an East Valley gas station before it was extinguished. ** A tractor-trailer on northbound Interstate 15 at Washington Avenue was reported on…

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What Happens To a Motorcyclist in an Uninsured Motorist Accident?

In Nevada, motorcycle riders are required by law to have the same liability insurance that is required for automobile owners. This mandatory insurance pays for injuries to others or damage to their property if the policyholder is responsible for an accident. But your motorcycle liability insurance will not cover your…

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