April 2019 Archives

What is the attractive nuisance doctrine?

One of the main foundations of premises liability law is determining what duty of care a property owner in Las Vegas owes to their guests. In general, short of actually causing harm to you, a property owner cannot be held liable for injuries you or any other adult may sustain while on their properties. Yet does the same standard apply to your kids? While kids may be told that they are not to go on to another's property, there may be times when particular features of a property may be too enticing for them to avoid. This is when the attractive nuisance doctrine comes into play. 

Distracted driving the focus of a safety campaign this month

We live in an increasingly distracted world. To be sure, there are times when distraction is a good thing – like when tourists come to Las Vegas to get away from the cares of everyday life. But distraction can also be dangerous, especially behind the wheel.

Wrong-way driver killed in Nevada crash

Approximately 1 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States that occur every year are the result of people driving in the wrong direction. It may be difficult to believe that such a bizarre circumstance could happen when roads and highways are clearly marked with signs advising drivers of the right direction to take. Nevertheless, between 2005 and 2015, there were 75 deaths that resulted from wrong-way crashes in Nevada, of which a total of 409 occurred during the 10-year period. 

What are some common risks for hotel guests?

When you go to a hotel, you expect to have a nice stay. You do not expect to have an accident and get an injury. While hotel management works diligently to keep hotels safe for you, sometimes hazards are still found. You should take the initiative to be aware of them. You could not only prevent yourself from being hurt but you also could help prevent someone else from getting injured if you report the hazard.

Why is the drunk driving crash rate in Nevada so high?

It is no secret that Nevada has an impaired driving problem, especially in Clark County. Between 2012 and 2016, 682 individuals were seriously injured in drunk driving accidents in Nevada. Another 396 lost their lives. In 2017, the Nevada Department of Transportation devised the Nevada Strategic Highway Safety Plan in an effort to reach zero drunk driving fatalities. To do so, the NDOT needs to thoroughly understand the who, where, when and why of drunk driving crashes, which the SHSP explores. 


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