Nevada Weather Accidents
Car accidents can happen almost anywhere in Nevada, but they often occur with some frequency when drivers behave negligently during storms and other bad weather. According to a fact sheet from The Weather Channel, weather-related collisions result in more fatalities every year than major weather disasters. In other words, the risk of being injured or killed in a weather-related crash are higher than the injury risks in a serious weather event, such as an earthquake, flood, or a tornado. When there is inclement weather, another driver’s careless or reckless behavior behind the wheel can be catastrophic. If you or someone you love got hurt in a crash caused by a negligent driver in bad weather, you should learn more by speaking with a Nevada weather accident lawyer.
Facts About Weather-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes in Nevada
How often do weather-related crashes occur in Nevada? And who can be held liable for injuries? We have compiled some facts and figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The following statistics help to provide context for Nevada weather accidents:
- Approximately 22 percent of all motor vehicle crashes each year are weather-related (around 1,259,000 total collisions);
- Almost 5,900 fatalities happen every year because of a weather accident;
- About 445,000 people or more sustain nonfatal injuries in weather-related collisions;
- Some of the most dangerous conditions that result in weather accidents are wet or icy pavement caused by rain, snow, and sleet; and
- Fog is also a major cause of weather-related accidents across the country.
Different regions of the state of Nevada can experience very distinct weather events, and crashes can occur for different reasons. In some situations, another driver’s negligence may have played a major role in causing a crash. In other incidents, the road might have been poorly maintained, which contributed to the seriousness of a collision. If you were injured in a Nevada weather accident, it is important to discuss your case with a Nevada auto accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Common Types of Nevada Weather Accidents
At Naqvi Injury Law, we regularly assist clients with a wide variety of Nevada weather accident claims. Some of the common types of weather collisions include but are not limited to:
- Rain accidents;
- Fog and smog accidents;
- Thunderstorms and lightning accidents;
- High wind crashes and collisions;
- Snow and sleet accidents;
- Ice and freezing temperature crashes; and
- Hail-related accidents.
How Long Do I Have to File a Nevada Weather Accident Claim?
Under Nevada law, individuals who get hurt in weather-related collisions usually have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim for compensation. If you fail to file your lawsuit within this time window, you can be barred from filing a claim. As such, you should begin the process of filing your lawsuit as soon as you can by reaching out to an experienced attorney.
Contact a Nevada Weather Accident Attorney
Did you get hurt in a crash caused by another driver’s negligence while it was raining or foggy outside? A Nevada weather accident attorney can speak with you today about your options for seeking compensation. Contact Naqvi Injury Law for more information.