Category Archives: Car Accidents

Information about car accidents in Nevada, including causes of the accidents

No Pay, No Play laws in Nevada

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

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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What to Know About Accidents Caused By Tire Failures

Unless you hear the brake pads squealing when you turn the steering wheel of your vehicle or press on the brake when coming to a red light, you don’t think much about the tires on your car. Yet, in 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission estimated that 10,000 vehicle crashes occur every year due to tire failures. Paying closer attention to the tires on your vehicle allows you to prevent accidents as well as know what may have caused the accident, such as running over debris in the road or a tire manufacturer defect. Types of Common Tire Failure Here are the most common types of tire failure: Bald Tires: When the tread on the tire becomes so warn that it loses grip on the road. Bald tires are especially deadly on wet roads, where the grooves aren’t deep enough to channel water out from beneath the tread. Under-inflated…
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