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Year: 2021

Why Left Turns Are So Dangerous in Las Vegas

Turning left typically requires crossing one or more lanes of oncoming traffic. A driver who fails to make sure the intersection is clear before turning, misjudges the speed of oncoming vehicles, or proceeds without the right of way can cause a crash. In a collision resulting from an attempted left…

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What Are the Dangers of Electric Bikes in Newport Beach, CA?

A proliferation of electric bicycles and other motorized vehicles on the Newport Beach boardwalk has raised safety concerns among city leaders and the public. The Newport Beach City Council has responded by adopting an ordinance setting a speed limit for electric bicycles and other motorized transportation devices and increasing maximum fines…

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How Much Does A Car Depreciate After A Crash In Las Vegas?

If your car is damaged in an accident, the collision will have a negative effect on the vehicle’s value, even after it has been repaired. It’s almost impossible to avoid some car value depreciation after an accident with vehicle damage. In Nevada, you may be able to recover the difference…

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Stopped-Vehicle Crashes Result in Hundreds of Fatalities Each Year

Now and then we see reports of close calls involving vehicles parked on the shoulder of the road and drivers who barely escape harm when their car is hit by another vehicle. It happened to a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 15 near Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in…

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Higher Risks of Car Accident Injury for Women

A recent report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says women are more likely than men to be injured or killed when they are involved in car crashes of similar severity. This holds true despite the fact that men drive more miles, drive more aggressively and get into…

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Driverless Car Accidents: Who Is Liable?

Driver error causes most car accidents. Using automation to remove the element of driver error should offer significant improvements in traffic safety and save lives. Numerous companies in California are working to develop driverless or autonomous vehicles. Many issues remain to be resolved involving these vehicles, including who is liable…

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Parent Liability in Teen Auto Accidents

Most California parents recognize that they will be the ones to pick up the pieces if their teen driver causes a car accident. But they may not remember that when they signed a form to help their child get a license, they agreed to be held legally responsible for any…

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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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