Top 2 Reasons for Increase in Crashes in Nevada in 2022
Despite the efforts of local law enforcement and public health services to remind drivers about safe driving practices and how to avoid or reduce the possibility of crashing, during the second half of 2022, accidents in Nevada are up. In Clark County alone, there has been a 20% increase in crashes. Fatalities across the state from car accidents are also climbing their way up. There are approximately 2% more fatal crashes in Nevada this year than there were last year, and the year is not close to being over.
If you have been in a traffic accident in Nevada or if you lost a loved one, the Las Vegas car accident attorney at the Aaron Law Group can review your accident situation and discuss with you what legal options you have for obtaining financial compensation. Car accidents can have a variety of outcomes, but when injuries and death result, one of the most expensive areas that cost victims the most are medical care and treatment.
What is Causing Car Crashes in Nevada?
There are many ways that traffic accidents can happen. Some of the most common reasons for crashes taking place across the United States include:
- Distracted Driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Ignoring rules of the road
- Car malfunctioning
- Adverse weather conditions
- Drunk driving
Out of all of the reasons why accidents happen, in the state of Nevada speeding and driving while intoxicated were the top two reasons behind the majority of the crashes. When you think about the destruction that car accidents cause, it can boggle the mind wondering why so many people choose to drive at excessive speeds or drive while inebriated, despite knowing the risks associated with both. As a result, so many catastrophic accidents can be avoided if only negligent drivers would make better, more responsible choices.
Specifically, speeding can lead to any of the following:
- Greater likelihood to lose control of your car.
- Safety features like seatbelts become less effective.
- Stopping times and distance must be increased significantly.
- Speeding eats up gas faster.
- Speed-related crashes often cause cataclysmic and deadly harm along with costly fines.
Driving while drunk makes it difficult to impossible to safely operate a motor vehicle. It makes judgment dulled, perception less than accurate, reaction time slowed, vision blurred, and it could cause a driver to fall asleep at the wheel.
It is possible that a drunk driver or one who speeds not only has to pay large financial settlements to victims, and fines, but they may also be slapped with punitive damages. Punitive damages are an extra amount of financial compensation in addition to the injury settlement that is issued as a form of retribution.
Speak with a Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney Today
If you were injured in an accident by a drunk driver, a driver that was speeding, or a driver acting in another type of negligent way you could be entitled to a large settlement. To learn more about your case, please call the Aaron Law Group to speak with a Las Vegas car accident lawyer during a free consultation. Please, call today at (702) 550-1111.