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Damages to Recover for After a Drowning Accident

Damages to Recover for After a Drowning Accident

Drowning accidents, as with any property accident, can involve all manner of financial losses and personal damages. Familiarizing yourself with these tangible and intangible damages is a good start when appraising your potential to receive compensation, which can then be refined by a personal injury attorney in Nevada to give you an accurate portrayal of what you could recover. Fatal Drowning vs. Near-Drowning Drowning comes in two primary types: fatal drowning, and near-drowning. Fatal drowning is most closely associated with drowning [...]

How Hit and Run Accidents Work for Bicyclists

How Hit and Run Accidents Work for Bicyclists

Bicyclists are often treated by laymen as a strange entity, falling somewhere between a pedestrian and an automobile. This perception leads many to be confused as to what a bicyclist’s role is in the context of hit and run accidents, whether a vehicle hits them, they collide with a vehicle, or they hit a pedestrian. Put simply, bicyclists are nearly indistinguishable from motor vehicles in the context of Nevada bicycle accidents, meaning that they’re governed and protected by the [...]

How Motorcycle Accident Settlements Work

How Motorcycle Accident Settlements Work

Shortly after opening an insurance claim for a Nevada motorcycle accident, you’ll receive something known as a settlement offer from your insurance adjuster. In the simplest terms, settlements are a legally enforceable, written agreement that both parties come to, exchanging financial compensation in exchange for waiving the ability to sue. Lawsuits are expensive, tedious, and risky, so it’s usually in both the insurance company’s and victim’s best interests to come to an agreement outside of court via settlement. Accident Settlements, [...]

How to Recognize Drowsy, Distracted, and Impaired Drivers

How to Recognize Drowsy, Distracted, and Impaired Drivers

With the holiday rush of Christmas approaching, there’s no better time to familiarize yourself with how best to recognize drowsy, distracted, or otherwise impaired motorists on the roadway. Early recognition is vital to avoiding potentially lethal auto accidents with reckless drivers, so stay vigilant and informed. Signs of Impairment A variety of factors can contribute to motorist impairment, such as driver fatigue, alcohol, drug use, texting, or other in-vehicle distractions, yet regardless, most forms of impairment tend to manifest in similar [...]

Understanding Nevada's Auto Insurance Minimums

Understanding Nevada’s Auto Insurance Minimums

It’s well known that you legally must carry a certain quantity of insurance before you’re allowed to take your car onto the road in order to protect others if you get into a Nevada car accident. However, many people aren’t intimately familiar with how much insurance they need to (or should) carry. Nevada’s motorist liability insurance minimums are simple, and outline three levels of coverage that all motorists must carry in order to legally drive in Nevada: $25,000 for the bodily [...]

The Unique Dangers of Bus Accidents

The Unique Dangers of Bus Accidents

While most drivers know to be especially wary around trucks, that same caution isn’t often extended to buses and other passenger-ferrying vehicles, marking a significant gap in familiarity with the dangers of bus accidents. Despite only a couple hundred fatal bus accidents occurring annually, these collisions are significantly more likely than other crashes to maim or seriously injure their passengers and have good odds of killing the occupants of other vehicles. Though the causes of bus accidents vary, at [...]

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