FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING AUTO INSURANCE

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Accident Lawyer in Las Vegas Nevada Answers Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Auto Insurance

No one leaves their home in the morning suspecting they will be involved in an automobile collision. Unfortunately, hundreds of drivers and their passengers are involved in fatal car accidents every year. This article aims to answer some common questions regarding Nevada automobile accidents. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is consult with an accident lawyer in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What kind of automobile insurance is required in Nevada?

All Nevada drivers are required to have liability insurance with the following minimums:

  • $15,000 of bodily injury coverage per person
  • $30,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident
  • $10,000 of property damage coverage

Most insurance companies offer plans with higher coverage. Discuss what you may need with your insurance representative.

If a driver is caught without the minimum required insurance, their license or registration may be suspended and a $250 fine will be collected before the suspension can be lifted. Nevada law requires all drivers to carry proof of insurance in their cars. Read more

MOST COMMON TYPES OF CAR CRASHES

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Auto Accident Attorney in Las Vegas List Out the Most Common Types of Car Accidents & Crashes

Car accidents are very common throughout the United States, and Nevada is no exception. Below is a brief discussion of 12 of the most common types of automobile collisions. If you are injured in any type of accident, it’s best to speak to an auto accident attorney in Las Vegas who can examine your case and determine the best legal actions to take.

Distracted Driving

With more portable technology now than ever, driver distractions have risen to unprecedented numbers. There are many ways drivers can be distracted, such as eating or changing the radio station.

Since 2011, it has been illegal in Nevada to text, access the internet, and make calls on handheld devices while driving. Violation of these laws may result in a fine of $50 for the first offense. Fines may be doubled in work zones. There are exceptions to these laws such as the need to report an emergency. Read more

SpeedVegas Crash – Is SpeedVegas Safe?

Adrenaline junkies across the globe are constantly seeking that next big thrill – savvy entrepreneurs are just as quick to capitalize on this quest and a recent example is SpeedVegas, a race track made to let the everyday American experience the thrills of NASCAR. A recent crash at the facility prompted a shutdown, and experts across the country are worried about the safety of the operation.

What is SpeedVegas?

SpeedVegas is an outdoor racing track that gives the general public the chance to drive extremely fast exotic cards at high speeds. Customers can drive Ferraris and Lambourghinis, among many others, and speeds of up to 160mph have been recorded. Read more

COP SOAKED BY TIDAL WAVE OF BEER

A Nevada police officer got a big surprise this Wednesday morning! He had just pulled over a motorist for speeding on the highway when a tractor trailer suddenly lost control and sent its cargo, 1,000 lbs of beer, straight at the officer in the form of a tidal wave.

The police officer, Trooper Travis Smaka of the Nevada Highway Patrol, had just pulled over a motorist for speeding on Interstate 15 and was approaching the vehicle’s passenger side to begin asking the driver some questions. In an incredible coincidence, the officer begins to ask the driver if he has had anything to drink tonight – and at that exact second, the tractor trailer’s brakes can be heard locking up and a wave of beer is sent careening at the officer and the driver’s vehicle!!! I hope he had his window rolled up!

The officer couldn’t help but laugh about the timing, and he was a really good sport about the whole thing – he even let the driver he had pulled over for speeding go with just a warning. Trooper Smaka felt the driver and his vehicle had already gone through enough, and hinted that the one who deserved a ticket was the currently unidentified motorist who is alleged to have cut the semi-truck off, causing the accident.

What Can We Learn?

This may be an amusing story, but there is a lesson to be learned here – everyone must be careful on our Nation’s highways, and they need to be especially cautious and courtious to tractor trailer operators. Truck driving is a demanding and dangerous job, and when people make the job harder for tractor trailer operators, the end result is a more dangerous roadway for all of us.

Have You Been Involved in an Accident with a Large Truck or Tractor Trailer?

Have you been in a collision with a commercial semi-truck in Nevada? The best thing for you to do to increase your chances at being properly compensated is to contact a knowledgeable and motivated accident lawyer in Las Vegas NV.

Large trucking companies and the insurance companies that cover their liability are well-funded, but will do most anything to avoid taking blame and compensating victims. Whatever you do, do not make a statement with any individuals representing the interests of an insurance company, or the trucking company, as it may hurt your case and limit your compensation. Your best course of action is to contact our accident lawyer in Las Vegas NV for a free consultation.

Bus Stop Accident – Family Chooses Harris & Harris

The family of Maria Garcia, 58, and Alyssa Aisa, 6, has retained Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers to represent them after the tragic loss of life suffered at a Las Vegas RTC bus stop accident on Monday, March 30, 2015.

The two died after being struck by a vehicle, driven by a suspected DUI driver, while waiting at the regional transportation commission bus stop near Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas.

The suspected driver, Leonardo Ruesga, has reportedly admitted to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department DUI Officers that he had been drinking alcohol and had also ingested illegal substances prior to the horrific bus stop accident.

A Statement From The Family

“Our family has been overwhelmed with grief during the past few days.  We are devastated, but trying to face this new reality with the help, love, and support of many people.  We would like to thank all the people at the scene of the accident who assisted in any way.  We are especially grateful to the individuals who stayed with our mom, Maria, and our angel, Alyssa, as well as those who pursued the driver when he fled.  We also thank LVMPD and the Emergency Medical Personnel for their quick response and assistance.  We would like to thank UMC Trauma Center for their efforts to save Alyssa and Maria’s lives and to the other volunteers and community members who have helped us.  We would like to thank everyone who has given donations and have given us support through this tragic and difficult time.

We ask that the community stand with us to provide one voice for all the senseless tragic deaths and injuries that have occurred at bus stops throughout Las Vegas Valley by uniting as one to make a difference.  We also ask help to raise awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence.  One split second can change many lives.  How many more lives need to be taken before changes are made?”

– From Maria’s and Alyssa’s Families

Donation Information

Donations to help the family pay for the unexpected funerals can be made at any Bank of the West branch location or by mail to:

Bank of the West
9021 W. Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117

Alyssa Aisa Memorial Fund – account number 039165068
Maria E. Garcia Memorial Fund – account number 039165050

Read more about the Las Vegas bus stop accident:


Vigil scheduled for grandmother, child killed in bus stop crash

Candles shine for grandmother, girl killed in bus stop crash

Defendant in bus stop deaths appears in court

Driver charged in deadly bus stop hit-and-run waives right to prelim

Riders worried after another deadly bus stop crash

Grieving family asks RTC to make bus stop changes

Mountain Ridge Little League Sponsors 2015

Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers of Las Vegas are proud sponsors of the Mountain Ridge Little League.

“We are part of the Las Vegas community and giving back is such an important thing,” says Brian Harris.

The Mountain Ridge Little League is most known for its recent All Star trip to the Little League World Series in 2014.

At the opening day, Heather Harris represented the law firm where she, and other supporters including Commissioner Larry Brown and Councilman Steven Ross, were honored for their commitment to youth activities in Southern Nevada.

“Today was such an amazing day for the parents and players and Harris & Harris is so proud to be a part of the festivities,” said Heather Harris.

Photos of Kamesha and Gabriell

The Families of Kamesha Gilmore and Gabriell Thomas held a brief news conference today to thank the public for the support they have received.

The families are very thankful for everyone that has contributed to the memorial funds and to help with funeral expenses via the following Go Fund Me accounts:

Kamesha Gilmore – http://www.gofundme.com/nyy7ws

Gabriell Thomas – http://www.gofundme.com/o0rp78

The family of Kamesha Gilmore is represented by Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers.

Kamesha

Pictured here is Kamesha Gilmore

Pictured here is Gabriell Thomas

Pictured here is Gabriell Thomas

Kamesha Gilmore

Kamesha Gilmore

Pictured here are Mesha and Gaby. Although they were not technically sisters, they were always together.

Pictured here are Mesha and Gaby. Although they were not biological sisters, they were always together.

Pictured here is Gabriell Thomas

Pictured here is Gabriell Thomas

Families of Kamesha Gilmore and Gabriell Thomas to hold press conference Wednesday, March 11

PRESS RELEASE

Families of Kamesha Gilmore and Gabriell Thomas to hold press conference Wednesday, March 11

For Immediate Release

Las Vegas – March 10, 2015

The families of Kamesha Gilmore and Gabriell Thomas will make a joint statement at a press conference on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 400 South 7th St. in Las Vegas at 10:00am.

Kamesha, or “Mesha” as she was known to her family and friends, as well as her lifelong friend Gabriell “Gaby” Thomas were both tragically killed on March 5th, 2015. The collision that took their lives occurred at the intersection of Boulder Highway and Russell Road and was caused by a suspected drunk driver.

Heather Harris of Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers adds: “Mesha and Gaby were just beginning their lives when they were abruptly and unfairly taken from us. Although many are grieving, their families have been struck with a permanent blow by the death of their children—the worst imaginable outcome for any parent. Mesha and Gaby should not have lost their lives because of the actions of one reckless individual. Although we cannot return Mesha and Gaby to their families, we will make sure justice is served in every possible way.”

The families are coordinating funeral arrangements for Mesha and Gaby.

Harris & Harris Injury Lawyers are representing the family of Kamesha Gilmore.

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