Nevada DOT Compiles Las Vegas and Nevada Accident Data and Reports Findings
The Nevada Department of Transportation and the University of Nevada School of Medicine have created a database that tracks the medical costs from individual auto accidents in conjunction with the states four trauma hospitals. The four hospitals are Southern Nevada’s University Medical Center, Dominican Hospital, Sunrise Medical Center and Reno Medical Center. The data is being compiled to aid state and municipal lawmakers in traffic management. It has also brought to light the added costs associated with drunken driving accidents, driving without a seatbelt or operating a motorcycle with and without a helmet. If you have been injured in a Las Vegas traffic accident, while your data will be compiled, and while it may one day be used to increase the safety of Las Vegas and Nevada’s roads, you should still seek representation to ensure you are reimbursed for pain and suffering, lost work and medical bills.
Some of the data presented by the study’s newsletter, TREND, aligns with commonly held beliefs, others are very illuminating. Helmet use by motorcyclists is consistent whether or not alcohol was involved. The total cost across Nevada for pedestrians without health insurance injured in traffic accidents was over $64,000,000 from 2005 to 2010. While alcohol or drug use increases the likelihood of a traffic accident, it also increases the medical costs associated with the accident by nearly $20,000. If you have been involved in a Las Vegas traffic accident, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.
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