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Breaking Down Nevada’s Bicycle Laws

Breaking Down Nevada’s Bicycle Laws

Though you might not need a license to ride a bicycle, you’re still expected to know Nevada’s general bicycle laws before biking in any place other than your driveway. However, due to widely varying local ordnance, it’s best to consult a Las Vegas bicycle accident attorney directly if you have specific legal questions—in the meanwhile, we’ll break down some of the most common, relevant bicycle laws in Nevada. Nevada’s Bicycle-Specific Laws Let’s begin with overall laws and ordinances in Nevada that [...]

Helpful Tips for Avoiding Distracted Driving

Helpful Tips for Avoiding Distracted Driving

The risks distracted driving presents are well understood overall, but for many, distracted driving can feel like an addiction or necessary evil, finding its way into their journeys despite the best of intents. As such, we’ve endeavored to provide a few helpful tips that can help you avoid the dangers of distracted driving altogether. Stow and Silence Your Phone Texting and driving isn’t just dangerous—it’s outright illegal in most states, Nevada included. Yet for many, the chime of a message is [...]

What Happens If You Get Into a Crash Without a Seat Belt?

What Happens If You Get Into a Crash Without a Seat Belt?

Nevada Revised Statute 484D.495 makes seat belts a legal necessity for anyone who is over either 6 years of age or 60 pounds; those younger or smaller than that are expected to use child restraint devices as appropriate. Wearing a seat belt is just one of many ways to promote road safety, and should be a habit of any responsible motorist, all the more so if they have passengers in the vehicle and families to get back to. However, [...]

Simple Yet Important Things To Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Simple Yet Important Things To Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Preparation is the best policy when it comes to motorcycle accidents—even simple measures, such as wearing a helmet, are vital, especially when you consider that in states without motorcycle helmet laws, over half of all motorcyclists killed don’t have a helmet, as compared to an average of 8% elsewhere. However, even with precautions, Nevada motorcycle accidents can and do still happen; when they do, there are a few simple things you should keep in mind. Get a Full Examination from [...]

The Taxability of Auto Accident Settlements

The Taxability of Auto Accident Settlements

After a car accident in Nevada, you’ll inevitably need some form of compensation for your losses. The extent of those losses, more commonly known as “damages,” is variable—you might only need a few hundred dollars to cover some basic repairs, or you might deserve a vast quantity of money to compensate you for extensive bills, suffering, or even the wrongful death of a loved one. Regardless, you’ll go through the claims process, and more than likely will reach a [...]

Understanding Uber and Lyft Ridesharing Accidents

Understanding Uber and Lyft Ridesharing Accidents

Uber and Lyft both qualify as ridesharing companies (legally known as “transportation network” companies), providing convenient transportation to many a passenger by connecting them to freelance drivers employed by the company. For many a commuter, these services can be far superior to driving themselves, albeit more expensive—for example, according to Uber’s US Safety Report, the average ridesharing trip is tens of times safer than a regular motorist’s journey.  However, whether safer or not, ridesharing car accidents in Nevada can and [...]

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