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Category: Car Accident

How Aggressive Driving Leads to Car Accidents in Las Vegas

The term aggressive driving describes a broad range of unsafe driving behavior. Highway safety advocates generally consider speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, running red lights, or any combination of these activities as aggressive driving. Honking the horn, yelling, flashing headlights, and using inappropriate gestures are aggressive acts that…

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The Top 10 Causes of Car Accidents in Nevada

Serious car accidents occur in many ways. The leading causes for fatal collisions in Nevada in 2021 were impairment and speeding, KSNV News 3 reports. Exceeding the speed limit and driving while impaired are types of preventable driver errors involving bad judgment. Some type of driver error contributes to most…

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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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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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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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