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Who Might Be Liable for a Drowning Accident?

Who Might Be Liable for a Drowning Accident?

Individuals hurt by drowning accidents undoubtedly deserve compensation, but many people don’t know who’s actually prone to be liable for such an incident. At times, the individual who drowned or nearly drowned may clearly be at fault; choosing to swim unsupervised, being impaired, failing to wear a life jacket, or overestimating one’s own swimming abilities are risks that generally make one responsible for any harm they may suffer as a result. However, it’s also very common for others to [...]

Can Pedestrians Be At Fault for Accidents in Nevada?

Can Pedestrians Be At Fault for Accidents in Nevada?

Many people perceive pedestrians as almost universally protected in the event of auto accidents. Indeed, motorists of all varieties are always expected to yield to pedestrians in their path of travel and are held to higher standards of accountability due to the need to possess a license, whereas no such prerequisite exists for day-to-day pedestrian activity. Thinking that pedestrians are faultless is a common misconception. In truth, pedestrians can reasonably be (and commonly are) liable for pedestrian accidents in [...]

What to Do If You Get Into a Bicycle Accident

What to Do If You Get Into a Bicycle Accident

Bicycle accidents in Nevada are on the rise and can happen anywhere, from roadways and sidewalks to bike trails and beyond. As such, it’s vital that all cyclists know how to respond to potentially life-threatening collisions before they strap on a helmet and start pedaling; if you’ve recently been in a bicycle accident, there are a few key things you should keep in mind. Note that regardless of whether or not you’ve violated one of Nevada’s bicycle laws in the [...]

Understanding Road Rage and Aggressive Driving

Understanding Road Rage and Aggressive Driving

Avoiding Nevada car accidents is a complex affair, demanding a balance of intimacy with traffic law, patience, caution, and steady observation. As such, you’ve assuredly heard of road rage before, whether you’ve seen it in others or fallen victim to it yourself. However, just getting angry behind the wheel doesn’t inherently qualify as road rage, nor does acting on that anger—the AAA defines road rage and aggressive driving as two separate, but similar, instances that can both cause catastrophic [...]

Las Vegas’s Pedestrian Laws

Las Vegas’s Pedestrian Laws

Pedestrians, being anyone who uses a sidewalk (whether walking, skating, moving with motor assistance, or otherwise traveling), are among the most vulnerable individuals in any pedestrian accident in Nevada; thus, they have extensive policies protecting them. Note that cyclists don’t count as pedestrians, and are instead governed by a separate set of bicycle laws in Nevada. Pedestrian Laws From Either Side Pedestrian-driver interactions are a two-way street, with unique considerations for either side to take into account in terms of policy [...]

What Happens If You Hit an Uninsured Driver in Nevada?

What Happens If You Hit an Uninsured Driver in Nevada?

In the wake of devastating accidents, motorists across the country rely heavily on liability insurance to seek compensation for the extensive financial losses they suffer; Nevada knows this, and as such, has done its best to enact policies to ensure that people won’t have to go without compensation. Nevada’s liability insurance minimums dictate a mandatory level of liability coverage for all motorists in Nevada: $25,000 of coverage for bodily injury, per person $50,000 of coverage for bodily injury, per accident $20,000 of [...]

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