4 Common Causes of Car Accidents

Nevada roads host a multitude of car accidents each year, and a significant percentage of them are either fatal or cause serious injuries to the driver or passengers involved. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, there were 235 fatal crashes on state roads in 2010, as well as more than 18,000 injury accidents. When counting crashes that caused property damage, the total accident count during that year exceeded 50,000.

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Utah Car Accidents

3 Killed and Others Injured in Automobile Accidents in Southern Utah During the Last Five Days

During the last 5 days, we have had, at least, six automobile accidents in Southern Utah resulting in three deaths and other significant injuries. All of these unfortunate and tragic losses could have been avoided had the at-fault drivers paid attention to what they were doing.   Driving on the public roads certainly can be dangerous when folks choose not to follow the basic safety rules of driving. We all need to be more careful. We all need to obey the basic safety rules of driving.

On August 31, 2014, there was an accident in St. George, Utah at the intersection of East Riverside Drive and South River Road. According to the news reports, “a man driving a dark-grey Buick Lacrosse, heading north on River Road, made a left hand turn heading west on Riverside Drive . . . when he struck as black Volkswagen Jetta in the turning lane carrying four occupants.” St. George News. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. This accident could have been prevented by the driver of the Buick taking a little more time to watch where he was going.

On August 30, 2014, two men were killed in a tragic head-on collision in Kane County.   The crash occurred on State Route 89 in Utah near Big Water.   According to news reports, Jay Russell of Page Arizona was traveling north in an Acura when he drifted into the southbound lanes and crashed into Richard Nutt, 78, of Douglas, Georgia. Mr. Nutt was driving a Honda Civic. Both drivers were killed in the head-on collision. This crash certainly could have been avoided had Mr. Russell been paying attention to his driving and stayed in his lane of travel. Our prayers of comfort certainly go out to both of these families for their significant losses.

On August 29, 2014, another car accident occurred in St. George, Utah at the intersection of 1100 North and Dixie Downs Road. According to St. George News, a woman, with children in her silver car, was stopped at a stop sign at 1100 North waiting to make a left-hand turn onto Dixie Downs Road. The woman in the silver car attempted to make the left-hand turn but ended up t-boning a car driving north-bound on Dixie Downs Road. The woman driving the silver car was cited for failure to yield and for having no proof of insurance. Both vehicles had to be towed from the accident site. This accident could have been prevented if the woman in the car had been more patient and made certain the road was clear before proceeding with her left hand turn.

On August 29, 2014, a Toyota Corolla hit a wheelbarrow while traveling southbound on Interstate 15 near the off-ramp to Washington Parkway. According to the news reports, a Toyota Tacoma was pulling a trailer loaded with landscaping equipment when a wheelbarrow fell of the trailer onto Interstate 15. This accident could have been prevented had the person taken more time to secure the wheelbarrow in the trailer.

On August 28, 2014, a woman and her 3 year old daughter were transported by ambulance to the hospital after being hit by a truck that ran a red light at the intersection of 100 South and River Road in St. George, Utah. According to a posting made by Mrs. Fisher, the driver of the car that was hit when the truck ran the red light, her daughter fortunately was not seriously injured and Mrs. Fisher had bruising all along her left side.   This accident certainly could have been avoided had the driver of the truck either been paying attention to his driving or had he been patient enough to stop at a red light.

On August 27, 2014, Mr. Bruno Loreda unfortunately was killed in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Red Hills Parkway in St. George, Utah. Our most sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers go to Mr. Loreda’s family and friends. According to news reports, Mr. Loreda was killed when the pickup truck he was driving was hit by a cement pump truck driven by Mr. Darren Black. Apparently, the cement truck “was unable to stay in its lane of travel . . . and crossed into oncoming traffic which resulted in the collision with the pickup,” causing the cement truck to roll onto its side.   St. George News. Mr. Loreda’s life was cut short at only 52 years old.   What a tragic and needless loss to Mr. Loreda’s family. This accident could have been prevented had the cement truck driver been a little more careful driving on the muddy roads.

These accidents have resulted in tremendous losses to the victims and their families. For some, they have lost a husband, father, son or brother. Not only have these families lost the income that the deceased would have continued providing to the family, but more importantly, they have lost the love, comfort, companionship and society of their loved one. Those who survived these automobile accidents will be left with the residual affects of broken bones, torn ligaments, muscle damage, disc damage, nerve damage, etc.   Unfortunately, the law cannot turn back time and restore what was lost. It only can require the persons causing the crashes to pay a sum of money equal to the harms and losses caused by their carelessness.   Money certainly is a poor substitute for the loss of life and health but that is all the law allows.

A good Utah personal injury attorney can help these unfortunate folks get through the legal maze while they focus on healing and coping with their losses. Furthermore, holding the negligent drivers responsible for their reckless conduct will teach them to be more careful in the future.

You Never Know When You Might Need A Good Auto Accident Attorney In Las Vegas

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If it is known in advance; it is not an accident. No one knows when the next accident will occur, whether it be a collision between vehicles; a collision with stationary objects; or a vehicle colliding with a pedestrian. Unfortunately, you probably won’t know a good Auto Accident Attorney in Las Vegas before the need arises for one.

How to Reduce Your Need for a Good Auto Accident Attorney?

Please be careful with whatever you are doing. Many injuries occur when folks become in a hurry. If you are driving, slow down, keep your attention focused on your driving, put your cell phone away, and keep a look out for distracted drivers. Keep your vehicle in good working order. Inspect your brakes regularly. Also, if you are hauling anything, please make certain your cargo is properly secured.

If you’ve been careful but still are involved in an automobile accident in Las Vegas and you are injured, seek appropriate medical care immediately. You don’t want your condition to worsen because you delayed getting necessary medical care.

Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

If your injuries appear to be significant, or if the at-fault person (the person breaking the rules) does not want to accept responsibility for the harm caused, you may need to hire a good Auto Accident Attorney in Las Vegas.

How Do You Find a Good Auto Accident Attorney in Las Vegas?

You don’t want to rely solely on advertising to find the right auto accident attorney for you. Please check with your neighbors and friends for recommendations. You may even want to conduct thorough internet research on potential auto accident attorneys to learn about their qualifications. Most importantly, you may want to interview a few to see if the “fit” is right.

After You Are Dead; Can A Wrongful Death Attorney Help?

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One of the most tragic of losses is to lose a loved one before his or her time. The sting of death is bitter for those left behind especially if they have no hope in a life after death. To those who have lost a loved one, we express our deepest condolences and pray that peace may come and joy may return to your lives.

Is there anything a wrongful death attorney can do to help? A wrongful death attorney can help the survivors understand the cause or causes of the death. A wrongful death attorney can help the survivors figure out what money, if any, will be available to pay for medical and burial costs. A wrongful death attorney can help the survivors figure out if they are entitled to compensation to replace the compensation that was provided by the decedent. A wrongful death attorney can help the survivors figure out if they are entitled to compensation for loss of the companionship, love, affection and society of the decedent. A wrongful death attorney can help bring closure to the survivors’ tragic loss by bringing the responsible party or parties to justice.

If you or anyone close to you has lost a loved one due to the fault of another, you should seek advice from a good wrongful death attorney to ensure that justice is done and that the losses caused by the wrongful death or borne by the responsible parties and not the innocent survivors.

After A Traffic Accident In Utah, You Should Consult A St. George Personal Injury Lawyer

1Compared to nearby Vegas, over the border in Nevada; St George, Utah appears small and quiet. Nevertheless, St. George does seem to have more than its fair share of automobile accidents. Far too many people are not paying attention when making left hand turns on a yellow blinking signal.

Accidents Can Happen to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

No one really knows when or how the next accident will happen. For example, we suspect that the unfortunate couple who were killed by a large boulder while sitting inside their home had no idea that that day would be their last. Our prayers certainly go out to the family of those good folks. When we leave our homes each day, we don’t know if we will be injured by someone breaking the rules of society, whether it be someone speeding, texting while driving, or engaging in road rage. Because of this possibility, we encourage everyone to protect themselves, their families and their wealth by making sure they are adequately insured and have purchased insurance to protect themselves not just the other person involved in the accident. A good St. George Personal Injury Lawyer can help you with you pre-accident planning.

If you’ve been injured by someone breaking the rules of the road or society’s rules, for your own protection, you should consult with a good St. George Personal Injury Lawyer. You should do this before you do damage to your case.