Motorcycle Fatalities On the Rise in Nevada
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by Lasso Injury Law LLC
3w ago
Motorcycle fatalities have surged significantly this year across Nevada, rising 183 percent statewide, from six deaths in the first quarter of 2023 to 17 in the same period this year. This comes as the state experienced a significant increase in fatal crashes this year, with nearly 40 percent more deadly crashes through March compared to the same period in 2023. According to data from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, 86 fatal crashes on state roads resulted in 97 deaths through March. This represents a nearly 39 percent increase in fatal crashes for the first quarter of 2024 compared to t ..read more
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Tips to Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents
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by Lasso Injury Law LLC
1M ago
Distracted driving presents a significant threat to all road users. The negligent behavior contributes to over 3,000 fatalities annually in the U.S. Meanwhile, distracted driving contributed to 53 fatalities, amounting to 3 percent of all traffic deaths in Nevada (2017-2021). Despite the clear dangers and Nevada's strict laws prohibiting cell phone or electronic device use while driving — even when stopped at a red light — many drivers continue to engage in distracting behaviors. A recent AAA survey revealed that almost two-thirds of drivers admitted to talking on the phone while driving with ..read more
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Common Brain Injuries From Slip and Fall Accidents
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by Lasso Injury Law LLC
2M ago
Slip and fall accidents often happen in grocery stores, properties, malls, big box stores, casinos, and work sites. Often, these accidents result in individuals hitting their heads against the ground or other solid surfaces. Despite the immediate embarrassment and seemingly minor nature of these falls, the consequent brain injuries from slip and fall accidents can lead to serious complications, including behavioral changes, personality shifts, emotional disturbances, and cognitive difficulties. Symptoms such as nausea, confusion, coordination challenges, headaches, seizures, vision disturbanc ..read more
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How To Fix Bad Driving Habits in 2024
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by Lasso Injury Law LLC
4M ago
No matter how long you've been driving, it's very easy to become complacent on the road. For example, many drivers become comfortable using cell phones behind the wheel or speeding. Some even become confident in their ability to drive impaired or drowsy. But these are all bad driving habits that could result in a car accident when you least expect it. If you've found yourself engaging in any of these habits, you're not alone. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a survey of 2,499 drivers and released the results in its 2022 Traffic Safety Culture Index. Many participants admitted t ..read more
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Las Vegas Honors DUI Crash Victims with Roadside Memorials
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by Lasso Injury Law LLC
6M ago
Las Vegas car accident lawyer explains efforts to prevent drunk driving accidents. In honor of National Drunk Driving Prevention Month this month, a Las Vegas organization has been placing roadside memorials in memory of people who died in fatal drunk driving accidents in the city, according to KTNV News. “We decided we needed something that was going to have an impact and hopefully resonate with all the thousands of motorists that are visiting beautiful Mt. Charleston,” Sandy Heverly, executive director and co-founder of STOP DUI, said in an interview with KTNV News. Along with this memorial ..read more
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2022 Marks One of Nevada's Deadliest Years on the Roads
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by Lasso Injury Law LLC
8M ago
The latest data on fatal car accidents in Nevada for 2022 has revealed a disturbing trend. State traffic accident figures show 416 statewide traffic-related deaths. That's an increase of 34 fatalities from the preliminary count of 382 reported in January. How accurate are the latest traffic fatality figures for Nevada? Delays in reporting from various agencies responsible for collecting such data likely explain the surge in numbers. Anita Pepper, the Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety spokesperson, acknowledged the reporting delays. In a statement, Pepper said, "Because of ..read more
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Traffic Fatalities in Nevada Are Down, But More Work Still Needs To Be Done
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by Lasso Injury Law LLC
9M ago
According to a recent KSNV News 3 story about motor vehicle accident fatalities in the state, there were fewer car accident deaths in Nevada in July this year. However, more still needs to be done to keep traffic deaths on a downward trajectory. So, how many car accidents have happened this year so far in Nevada? How bad are car crashes in the state? And why do so many accidents happen in Nevada? Below are the answers to these questions and more useful information from our Las Vegas car accident attorneys at Lasso Injury Law. Car accident deaths down in July This past July, there were 32 car ..read more
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Rex's Law Takes a Stand Against Excessive Speeding in Nevada
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by Lasso Injury Law LLC
10M ago
A Las Vegas car accident lawyer breaks down what the new law means Lawmakers in Nevada recently adopted Rex’s Law, which takes an even tougher stance against speeding drivers who cause fatal car accidents in Nevada, including increasing the maximum prison sentence for drivers who cause such collisions. “This bill is about others, it’s not about Rex, right? It’s about other victims of reckless driving. and as you all know, reckless driving has become a plague in our community,” said Jason Patchett in an interview with 8 News Now about the new law named after Patchett’s son, Rex, who died in a ..read more
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Pedestrian Accidents: Highest Number of Deaths Recorded in 40+ Years
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by Lasso Injury Law LLC
11M ago
Last year, the United States witnessed an alarming spike in pedestrian fatalities, reaching the highest number in over four decades, as revealed by the latest annual study on pedestrian deaths conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The introduction to the pedestrian fatality report for 2022 highlights this troubling trend, which has been taking place now for several decades. Amid this nationwide pattern, Nevada faces its share of challenges, with pedestrian accidents remaining a cause for concern, particularly in the bustling city of Las Vegas. A substantial portion of ..read more
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Why You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Nevada
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by Lasso Injury Law LLC
1y ago
Navigating the aftermath of a car accident can be confusing, but it becomes even more complicated when the driver who caused the accident doesn't have insurance. Suddenly, you find yourself facing not only the physical and emotional consequences of the collision but also the financial burden of repairs, medical bills, and other costs. Around 12% of drivers in Nevada do not have car insurance. Lasso Injury Law recommends that everyone who owns a motor vehicle purchase uninsured motorist coverage to protect themselves. Understanding uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage Uninsured motoris ..read more
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