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Last Decade’s Data Shows Large Truck Accidents Returning to Pre-Recession Levels

August 30, 2018

Consider for a moment the incredible leaps in technology over the last decade. In 2007 the iPhone debuted [1]; today, more than 76 percent of people in the United States have Internet access in some form [2]. While these devices create ample risks of distracted driving (they are music players, text messagers, gaming devices…oh yes, and phones!), they also have built-in GPS units that equip every Average Joe with a turn-by-turn navigation system.

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The “Selfie Generation” and Distracted Driving

August 24, 2018

As the so-called Millennial generation enters the mundanity of their 30s and family life, the cohort of people born around the turn of the millennium have taken the world by storm. While this group is referred to quasi-officially as Generation Z, another moniker better captures its essence: the Selfie Generation. Young people presently in their teens to early 20s have never known a world without the Internet and scarcely remember life before the iPhone.

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In Nevada and Nationally, Pedestrians Miss Benefits of Improved Traffic Safety

August 18, 2018

By some measures, Nevada’s roads are becoming safer over time. Earlier this year, the state Department of Transportation announced that traffic fatalities fell by almost ten percent from 2016 to 2017. [1] That same press release acknowledged that pedestrian and cyclist fatalities both rose in the past year. The number of pedestrian deaths rose by nearly one-quarter while 50 percent more cyclists were killed in traffic accidents on Nevada roads than in the year prior. In this respect, Nevada is mirroring the national trend.

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MGM Resorts' Move to Preemptively Sue Shooting Victims Under the SAFETY Act

August 02, 2018

October 1st, 2017 will forever live as one of the darkest moments not only in Las Vegas but throughout all of the United States.  As we approach the one year anniversary of the terrible evening which saw gunman Stephen Paddock set up a sniper like set up in his 32nd floor hotel suite at the Mandalay Bay and take aim at the spectators attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival, this post we will discuss the recent actions MGM Resorts' legal team has employed to battle the thousands of lawsuits being filed against them as owners of the Mandalay Bay.Just over a month ago, MGM cited an obscure law t.

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Is Enough Modern Day Technology being Equipped on Big Rigs in Nevada?

July 16, 2018

It goes without saying that some of the most horrific accidents seen on the roadways of Nevada are due to accidents between big rigs or semi tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles.  What many don’t know are some of the most common reasons for these often-fatal accidents as well as the technology available to help reduce them.

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Body Cameras on Law Enforcement is a Law in Nevada

July 04, 2018

With the advent of technology and the every present eye in the sky, it is important to note that earlier this year a bill was passed specifying all Nevada law enforcement, including cops and sheriffs, are required to wear portable recording devices while on duty.  Governor Brian Sandoval signed twelve bills regarding this and other similar measures on May 24th of 2018, making the use of body cameras a mandatory law to be enforced by nearly all law enforcers in the State of Nevada.  The law was brought into effect in July of 2017 for the adoption of these rules and as of July 1st .

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Increase in Minimum Insurance Coverage for Nevada Auto Drivers Starts July 1st, 2018

March 15, 2018

The minimum insurance coverage for Nevada motorists is set to take effect on July 1st of this year.  The new law passed last year is the first increase in the minimum coverage since 1958.  Lawmakers sited the increased costs of medical care and the costs associated with fixing vehicles.Currently, the minimum insurance coverage in Nevada is commonly referred to as 15/30/10.  $15,000 per person for bodily injury coverage, $30,000 per accident and $10,000 in property damage per accident.  These limits are extremely low based on current medical fees and property damage expenses.  For instance, if.

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Victim Seeking Driver in Hit and Run Crash

February 28, 2018

The lawyers at Benson and Bingham will work with local police departments and emergency personnel from time to time to ensure that justice is reached for their clients. As part of those ongoing relationships and in honor of the hardworking police community in Southern Nevada, we would like to implore our readers to help solve a case. The was an incident earlier this week that happened in broad daylight on one of tho most highly populated roads in Las Vegas.

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Clark County Police Investigating Injury Auto Accident

February 22, 2018

In Southern Nevada, there are new people becoming injured in auto accidents each day. Las Vegas is contantly having news reports of car crashes, usually taking place during rush hour, late at night, or early in the morning. That isn't to say that motor vehicle accidents don't happen in the Las Vegas valley at other times of day, because they do, they just don't happen at other times that they do in the time brackets that have just been listed.

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Semi Truck Crashes near Las Vegas

February 20, 2018

There seems to be a new injury auto  accident each day in Southern Nevada, with varied results. Some car crashes happen, and both parties are able to walk away completely unscathed. There are incidences involving only one car in Clark County, where the driver is the only person who has to suffer the injury or damage related to the motor vehicle wreck. Then there are accidents involving motorcycles, where the motorcyclist is usually injured severely, and their motorcycle (regardless of the make and model) could be damaged beyond repair.

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