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What types of claims can be made after a car wreck?

Car accidents happen quite frequently. That is not to say that everyone who drives is destined to be a part of car collision, but the chances are likely, especially if you find yourself driving a lot. Many car accidents are not severe in nature, and serious bodily injury or deaths do not occur. Most accidents on the roadways are less intrusive and do not result in major injury or major damage to the vehicle. These types of accidents are known as "fender-benders" and require a different type of follow-up than more complex accidents.

In dealing with less severe car collisions, the drivers and passengers involved in the accident usually are looking to secure financing to fix their automobiles and to take care of any minor injury that resulted from the collision. In most cases, the authorities are not a part of these accidents and the individuals who are a party to the accident will exchange insurance information to start the ball rolling on any damage claims that are made. The insurance company may or may not decide to settle the claim, depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the car crash.

One dead in Las Vegas motorcycle accident

Although drivers of cars, trucks and SUVs have to be cognizant of people on motorcycles, motorcyclists have to be just as aware of other motorcyclists. A recent motorcycle accident in Las Vegas may have been caused by one motorcycle hitting another.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Interstate 15 near Sahara Avenue as two motorcycle riders were traveling in the same direction. One rider lost control and ran into the other. The bike that was hit also lost control and struck the barrier in the center of the road. Its rider was ejected and then hit by a semi truck that was going in the same direction. The motorcycle accident victim died at the scene as a result of his catastrophic injuries.

New traffic light proves necessary after fatal car collision

Because car crashes are so unpredictable and happen in the blink of an eye, it is almost impossible to be prepared for a car accident. What's more, when an accident is occurring, there is no way to measure the severity of the accident until afterwards. Collisions that are serious in nature that result in bodily injury or death may require court intervention especially if the victim in the accident or the family of the victim wants to pursue a legal claim. Although most car accidents are investigated by police, not all accidents are automatically heard in a court of law.

In Las Vegas, Nevada in the southwest Valley, police authorities as well as the Nevada Department of Transportation have taken aggressive steps to make a dangerous intersection safer by adding a traffic light. The reason behind this move was due to the number of deadly car accidents that occurred at this particular intersection. Community leaders as well as other interested parties applauded the new traffic light as a necessary and appropriate step to advancing the safety of travelers and pedestrians alike at that particular intersection. The impetus for the new light came after a crash at the intersection in 2013 where a young girl was killed.

Deadly motorcycle accident in Las Vegas kills motorcyclist

In a motorcycle crash, the motorcycle accident victim usually takes the brunt of the accident. Because of the size and weight of a motorcycle, the operator of the larger vehicle will often walk away from the accident unscathed, while the operator of the motorcycle will often suffer substantial injuries. That is not to say that this scenario plays out this way all of the time but the likelihood that it will is often fairly high. Those operating motorcycles have to be extra cautious on the roadways.

In North Las Vegas, Nevada an accident occurred in which a truck collided with a motorcycle. The motorcycle driver was taken to the hospital from the scene of the accident. As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist died from the injuries suffered in the accident. Police investigation is ongoing in this particular matter. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident and the driver of the truck was uninjured.

Three injured in shuttle bus crash at Las Vegas airport

Anyone can be hurt in a traffic accident. Most Las Vegas drivers do their best to obey traffic safety laws, but they must sometimes share the road with people who are not so careful. And sometimes they have to let someone else do the driving.

Three people were hurt at Las Vegas' McCarran Airport recently when a shuttle bus was involved in an accident. According to news reports, the single-vehicle accident occurred near the passenger pick-up area of the airport's Terminal 1. Three people on board the shuttle were transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

Amusement park injuries may lead to premises liability claims

Across the state and right here in Las Vegas, carnivals are summer activities where kids and adults alike can engage in fun and games. Many carnivals and fairs contract with ride providers to offer attendees thrilling experiences on fast roller coasters, scramblers and other mobile attractions. Unlike amusement park attractions that stay in one place, carnival rides are moved from fair to fair, portable enough to be packed up and taken with movers on the road.

It is an unfortunate truth that every year people are hurt and killed on amusement park rides and their carnival counterparts. Recently, two people were hurt and nearly two dozen more affected when a roller coaster in California got stuck due to a fallen tree branch. Though most people get through their amusement park and carnival experiences unscathed, an unlucky few suffer injuries as a result of construction and maintenance errors and become eligible to make claims of premises liability.

Child suffers serious injury when hit by Ford truck

Las Vegas is a lively place and there's action and excitement constantly. Because of its bustling nature, there is also the possibility that accidents with occur frequently. Many of these are car accidents. In some instances, these accidents involve a motor vehicle and a pedestrian. Since a pedestrian is so vulnerable, there is a chance that an accident will result in serious injury.

A Ford truck sent an eight-year-old girl to the hospital with critical injuries when it hit her as she crossed the street with her uncle. The girl and her 43-year-old uncle were crossing in the crosswalk when the accident happened. Emergency services were called and the girl was rushed to the hospital. According to the accident investigation, the driver of the Ford is not believed to have been drunk and no arrest has been made.

Motorcyclist seriously injured by driver's failure to yield

Operating a motorcycle in Nevada carries certain risks and those who choose to ride on public roads need to take every precaution to be safe. Sometimes safety is out of the motorcycle operator's control, as when a larger vehicle fails to yield. Unfortunately many car and truck drivers do not see motorcycles until it is too late.

In Kingman, Arizona, which is about an hour and a half's drive from Henderson, Nevada, there was an accident recently involving a motorcycle and a 2007 Lexus sedan. The motorcyclist was approaching an intersection and had to slow down because the light was changing. At the same time a car allegedly attempted to make a left turn on red. In doing so, the car struck the motorcyclist and caused him to flip off his bike causing serious injuries. The police cited the driver of the car for failing to stop at the red light.

Nevada Motorcycle cop injured in accident

Operating a motor vehicle requires a high level of attention and it only takes a momentary lapse for an accident to happen. This is especially true when riding a motorcycle. Motorcyclists have an even more difficult time when on the roads because they not only have to ensure that they are riding in a safe manner, but they also have to watch every car and truck to make sure that they are seen.

In Henderson, Nevada there was an accident recently involving a police motorcycle and a car. The car was changing lanes and while doing so struck the officer's motorcycle. The officer on the bike tried to avoid the accident but struck a curb and then ending up hitting the side of the car. The officer was injured and transported to a local hospital.

Las Vegas truck accident leaves woman trapped in her vehicle

When an accident involving a truck occurs, federal regulations may come into play. Because truckers and their licenses are subject to a higher level of scrutiny when on the roadways, accidents with trucks such as 18-wheelers and semi-trucks are usually investigated a little differently by the authorities. There are a number of federal rules that operators of big-rig trucks have to adhere to while traveling on the highways that ordinary car drivers don't have to follow. For instance, the weigh stations that are at certain exists on the roads are just one example of the different standards that exist for truck operators.

There was an accident on a street in Las Vegas wherein the driver of an SUV crashed into a truck, resulting in the woman driving the SUV being trapped in her vehicle until she was rescued by fire and rescue personnel. While the accident has not been thoroughly investigated as of yet, it is clear that after the collision the SUV did roll over onto its side. Neither the woman in the SUV nor the driver and passenger of the truck were seriously injured. The woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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