Category Archives: Car Accidents

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

Who Cleans Up After An Accident?

Roadside accident debris can cause annoyance, but it also presents a significant danger. The question that frequently arises is who is responsible for removing road debris after car accidents. Here is an ascending list of the parties who clean up accident scenes along with what to do if it seems appears current efforts are inadequate. Tow Truck Operator When there is a collision, drivers and passenger>s may be injured, intoxicated or mentally shaken. If a vehicle is disabled or leaking toxic substances, they will normally not have the means or expertise to move cars or handle the debris themselves. Therefore, there is no expectation for driver owners to remove glass, metal or fluids. Nevada statute places the responsibility for removing solid debris on tow truck driver. In the portion of the statute that lists the equipment tow drivers must carry (brooms, shovel, and fire extinguisher) it also states: “The driver…
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2015 Nevada Accident Statistics & Plans

If you have ever been in a car accident, you understand the pain and suffering that goes  along with not only the injuries you may have sustained but the negative effect it has on your emotions long term. The worst type of vehicle accidents is by far those that involve a fatality. Read below to learn about Nevada’s recently released statistics on traffic fatalities: Nevada Accident Statistics – Traffic & Fatalities Early numbers reveal a 10.3% increase in traffic fatalities, with 321 traffic fatalities being recorded in 2015. Unfortunately, this is an increase of 31 deaths from the previous year. Although these statistics might seem bad, they actually are much better than in years past. For example, in 2006, Nevada reported 431 deaths on their roadways. When compared to that all-time high, you can see that traffic deaths are considerably reduced. That doesn’t mean that even one death is acceptable, though. Nevada…
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Who pays for my pain and suffering from an auto accident?

In almost all cases, the person responsible for the accident (the “tortfeasor”) will pay for your pain and suffering. An amount for pain and suffering is a part of the settlement or, if the case goes to trial, a part of the judgment. If the tortfeasor does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance to pay for all of your pain and suffering damages, those damages would be paid through the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage of your policy. That is why it is so important to have as much UM/UIM coverage on your auto policy as possible. (Your UM/UIM coverage cannot be greater than the amount of your liability coverage.) There is no exact formula to determine the amount of your pain and suffering damages. Generally speaking, however, it is based, in part, on the amount of your injuries and medical bills.

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