Personal Injury Blog - Reno, NV - Attorney Eric Stovall

Bicycle Accident Statistics By State

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Eric A. Stovall, Ltd.

Riding your bicycle is a great way to get exercise, increase heart health, and save yourself some cash. But as of late, bike riding has become more of a dangerous task than most would think. According to Rospa, there were over 21,000 bicycle accidents in 2014 that led to injuries. 75% of those accidents happened in cities. The problem with current bicycle accident statistics Existing statistics often focus on total bicycle accidents- which doesn’t account for the severity of injuries or the number of people in the state.  Even when bicycle accidents are broken down by population, the percentage of bicyclists in some states is much higher than in others.  In other words, more accidents could just be a result of more overall bicycle activity. New Research: # of bicycle deaths per 10,000 commuters Eric Stovall partnered with the Nevada Bicycle Coalition to compile brand new & original research into just…
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No Pay, No Play laws in Nevada

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Eric A. Stovall, Ltd.

A bill was passed by the Nevada Assembly in April 2016 that could have a significant impact on Nevada drivers, particularly uninsured motorists. Lawmakers claim that the No Pay, No Play laws will encourage uninsured drivers to get insurance while lowering insurance rates in the state. Critics believe that the laws unfairly target minority and poor drivers.   What is No Pay, No Play? The No Pay, No Play laws target drivers who were breaking the law when they were involved in an accident and sustained injuries – even if they were not at fault. This includes driving while intoxicated and driving without insurance. It limits the amount of compensation they are entitled to after financial damages such as property and medical costs. They would not be able to collect on other types of payouts like pain and suffering. There are exceptions to the measure. Hit and run crashes, drunk…
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First Party Insurance in Nevada

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Eric A. Stovall, Ltd.

Vehicle insurance is vital for anyone who owns or drives a car.  While drivers are required by law to carry certain types of insurance, it is still smart to purchase additional coverage. A single car accident could incur thousands of dollars in replacement or repair costs, not to mention medical costs. This is why it is important to understand the types of car insurance policies; Understanding them could be the difference between recovery and financial ruin. What is First Party Insurance vs. Third Party? In simple terms, there are two categories for car insurance: first party insurance and third party liability. The first party is the owner of the policy. The second party is the insurer. The third party is the other person involved in the car accident or property damage claim. Basically, third party refers to any other people who are not the policy owner or their passengers and…
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