Have You Heard of Zero Fatalities Nevada?
In 2020, it was reported that Nevada saw more road deaths when compared with recent years. This is despite the COVID-19 shutdown keeping many people at home. The new year has continued with this trend, with several road deaths reported during the first days of 2021. Many road deaths are preventable accidents. Nevada has a goal of zero fatalities and its Zero Fatalities program is all about eliminating fatalities on our roadways. Zero Fatalities Nevada has identified eight issues to reduce and eliminate road fatalities. Below we will discuss these eight issues to help you stay safe on the roads in 2021.
We hope you have a safe and happy new year. If a driver injures you in a Las Vegas accident, contact the experienced personal injury legal team at Anthem Injury Lawyers. We do not charge for initial consultations and will travel to you at home or in the hospital if necessary. Some people think they don’t need a Las Vegas car accident lawyer. We can tell you from experience that your chances of winning significant compensation are higher if you have an aggressive and knowledgeable lawyer on your side. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Always Drive Sober
Impaired driving is the number one cause of motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Between 2013 and 2017, 384 people lost their lives in impaired driving crashes on Nevada roads. Drivers can be impaired by alcohol, prohibited substances, and medication. Driving sober can be one of the most important steps you take in preventing driving fatalities.
There are several steps people can take to prevent impaired driving, including the following:
- Offering to be a designated driver.
- Appointing a designated driver to take all car keys.
- Getting a ride to and from parties where there is alcohol and/or drugs.
- Discussing the risks of impaired driving with friends in advance.
The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers understands that even the most cautious driver can be injured in a car accident. If an impaired driver has injured you, it’s important that you seek experienced legal representation. Our car accident lawyers serve the Las Vegas area with the knowledge and expertise to help you gain maximum compensation for your injuries. Time is of the essence: it’s vital that you get in touch with our office now. Don’t wait: our legal team is ready to take on your Las Vegas car accident case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Watch Out for Each Other
In 2018, there were 79 pedestrian fatalities in Nevada. Both pedestrians and drivers need to watch out for each other.
Nevada Pedestrian Laws for Drivers
If you are a Nevada driver, you need to be pedestrian smart. The best way to be pedestrian smart is to follow Nevada pedestrian laws for drivers. This includes doing the following:
- Exercise due care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian
- Realize that crosswalks exist at any intersection.
- Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
- Stop in obedience of a school crossing guard.
Nevada Pedestrian Laws for Pedestrians
Nevada is a dangerous state for pedestrians. If you are a Nevada pedestrian, you need to be pedestrian smart. The best way to be pedestrian smart is to follow Nevada pedestrian laws for pedestrians. This includes doing the following:
- Obey all traffic-control devices and signals.
- Walk on the left side of the street facing traffic, if no sidewalk is available.
- Not cross an intersection diagonally, unless authorized by official traffic-control devices.
Pedestrian laws help keep everyone on the road safe. If a Las Vegas driver injures you as a pedestrian, seek medical help immediately. Once you receive proper medical treatment, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The experienced team at Anthem Injury Lawyers will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation. Our law office is in Henderson, Nevada and we work with clients in Las Vegas and vicinity. If you are injured severely and cannot visit our Las Vegas area law office, we can come to you. We have the experience you’re looking for and our lawyers have successfully fought for top compensation in many pedestrian/vehicle accident cases. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Did you know that motorcycle riders are 28 times more likely to die in traffic crashes? Avoid a motorcycle fatality by doing the following:
- Always ride sober.
- Get the right motorcycle for you.
- Make sure your motorcycle is properly equipped.
- Always wear protective gear including a DOT-compliant helmet.
- Follow all laws.
- Know your abilities and ride within them.
We hope these tips help you stay safe on the roads. We also understand that even if you follow the law and practice safe riding, a driver can still injure you on a motorcycle. If a Nevada driver injures you on a motorcycle, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Las Vegas Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. We have won significant compensation for many motorcyclists in the Las Vegas area. We can get you the compensation you deserve for your accident injuries. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Always Buckle Up
Buckling up is the easiest and most effective way to protect yourself in a crash. In Nevada, drivers and passengers in all seating positions are required to wear a seat belt or be in an approved child safety seat. Remember, children younger than 6 years old and weighing less than 60 pounds must be properly secured in an appropriate seat. The child safety seat must be appropriate for the child’s size and weight. It should also be properly installed.
Stop on Red
Did you know that intersection crashes represent 31.2 percent of Nevada’s crashes? Intersection crashes are preventable. The best way to prevent intersection crashes is to know what to do at a red signal. The Nevada Driver’s Handbook provides the following information on red signals:
- A red light means STOP.
- You must come to a complete stop before you reach the intersection.
- Stop your vehicle behind the crosswalk or stop line.
- If there is no stop line or crosswalk, stop before entering the intersection.
- Remain stopped until the light turns green.
Unfortunately, intersection crashes are common. If you are injured by a driver running a red light, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers have experienced personal injury lawyers who are ready to help you. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Focus on the Road
Almost every day, more than 1,000 people are injured in distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving is anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. In Nevada, it is a crime to physically handle a cell phone or other electronic device while driving. This includes talking, texting, going online, programming a handheld GPS, or playing music. Focus on the road and avoid distracted driving.
If a distracted driver injures you in a Las Vegas car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. Don’t worry if your injuries or other issues keep you from visiting us at our Las Vegas area law offices. We can come to you to discuss your case. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Check Your Speed
Speeding is both dangerous and illegal, accounting for 33.1 percent of all traffic deaths in Nevada. Follow the law and always check your speed. If you encounter a speeding driver, give them plenty of space. If the driver is aggressive, do not engage.
Nevada Speed Law
In Nevada, it is against the law to drive or operate a vehicle at:
- A rate of speed greater than is reasonable or proper, having due regard for the traffic, surface and width of the highway, the weather and other highway conditions.
- Such a rate of speed as to endanger the life, limb or property of any person.
- A rate of speed greater than that posted.
- A rate of speed that results in the injury of another person or of any property.
- In any event, a rate of speed greater than 80 miles per hour.
Unfortunately, speeding drivers cause accidents. If a speeding driver injures you or a loved one, consult with an experienced car accident lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers are an experienced team of car accident lawyers. We handle complex issues including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Be Fit to Drive
In 2018, 19 percent of all traffic fatalities were people 65 and older. In Nevada, licensed senior drivers have the same privileges as other drivers. However, age-related changes may impact driving abilities. Drivers should know the following signs regarding their fitness to drive:
- Having trouble with lane changes.
- Getting lost on familiar routes.
- Difficulty reading road signs.
- Issued two or more traffic tickets/warnings in the past two years.
- Involved in two or more collisions or “near-misses” in the past two years.
Extra awareness and caution can help keep everyone safe on the roads. However, even the safest drivers can be injured in a car accident. If you or a loved one are injured in an accident through no fault of your own, consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
If you have been the victim in a Las Vegas area car accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you protect your rights. Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers are experienced at handling all types of car accident cases. These accident cases include: truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and drunk driver accidents. Make sure you have the best opportunity to win maximum compensation for your injuries: contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.