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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Cell Phone Use While Behind the Wheel in Las Vegas May Soon Be Banned Due to Risk of Distracted Driving

It is important to point out that even though cell phone use while driving is currently legal, it can be used as evidence of liability in an auto accident in a civil court. This means that a driver who causes an auto accident while texting or talking on a cell phone may be held responsible for damages in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. In addition, if a plaintiff suspects that cell phone use may be the cause of an auto accident, lawyers may attempt to subpoena a defendant’s cell phone records – which will show the dates and times of all calls or texts made from a particular cell phone.

Big Rig Collapses, Kills Man at Maverick Truck Stop

According to reports, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is looking into the matter. This implies that the possibility exists that the tire jack may have malfunctioned, which could have caused its collapse and the subsequent tragedy. Depending on the outcome of OSHA’s investigation, the victim's family may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer of the tire jack.

Fatal Car Accident Claims Life of Elderly Woman

Metro Police are still investigating the accident and what caused it. None of the press reports indicate whether the woman or the man had the right of way at the intersection, which is controlled by a traffic signal. Once authorities determine which motorist was at fault, it could have significant ramifications for any wrongful death lawsuit which might be filed by the victim's heirs.

Car-Pedestrian Accident in Las Vegas Critically Injures Man

A Jean, NV man found out the hard way on Thursday night in Las Vegas just north of the UNLV campus. The victim was hit by a 2004 Volkswagen Golf at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Palos Verdes Street (between Swenson Street and Paradise Road) when he reportedly ran out into the roadway around 7pm. The 60-year old victim was transported to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition.

Fatal DUI Car Crash Case Set for Trial

According to reports, a man told police, “I can’t drive home. I’m too drunk” after he crashed his PT Cruiser into a Mercedes in Las Vegas. The collision, which killed 52-year old Robert Childress, Jr., happened at the intersection of Charleston Street and Main Street when the at-fault driver reportedly ran a red light.