HOW DOES FELA MEASURE UP TO WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?

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The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) allows railroad workers to file claims for compensation when injuries are suffered while working on the railroad. FELA predates the workers’ compensation system and provides similar types of coverage for injured workers. However, there are significant differences between the two systems and FELA can be a more complete remedy than … Read more

CAN HUMANS AND MACHINES GET ALONG ON SHARED ROADS?

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As semi-autonomous driving vehicles begin to share the roads with human-driven cars and trucks, a number of safety concerns about the interaction between the two have emerged. Common human interactions between drivers, other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians that help prevent accidents and mishaps may become more complicated as drivers let machines take the wheel. Automation … Read more

COMPANIES ARE TEAMING UP TO PROMOTE DRIVERLESS CAR SAFETY

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The “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” campaign, by Waymo, MADD, the National Safety Council and others, is designed to promote driverless car safety, mobility, and other advantages to skeptical Americans. Through the campaign, it is hoped that concerns about safety, liability issues, and other challenges will be alleviated. Driverless Car Safety Testing of autonomous cars and buses … Read more

HOW DOES SPEED AFFECT CASUALTY RATES IN A CAR ACCIDENT?

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There are many factors that can contribute to car crashes, but one of the most common causes is speeding, which also results in a higher casualty rate. How Speeding Affects Car Accident Rates Excess speed occurs when drivers travel beyond the designated speed limit, while inappropriate speed is defined as traveling at speeds is unsuitable … Read more

LAS VEGAS STRIP WILL BE SAFER FOR PEDESTRIANS

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The Las Vegas Strip will become safer for pedestrians with the installation of hundreds of steel bollards along with unprotected segments of the sidewalk. The posts will be strong enough to stop a 15,000-pound vehicle at 50 mph. Approximately 3,200 feet of sidewalk will be protected in the initial phase of the project. Clark County … Read more

WHO’S LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN A RIDE SHARE ACCIDENT?

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Rideshare drivers, not passengers or other drivers, face the greatest liability and financial risk in a car accident. A Las Vegas car accident lawyer often sees people who are injured in rideshare accidents while visiting the city. Rideshare Insurance and Liabilities Recent surveys show that most rideshare drivers don’t have enough auto insurance coverage to … Read more

WHEN POOR ROAD CONDITIONS CAUSE AN ACCIDENT

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According to a recently released study, 34 percent of the Las Vegas Valley’s freeways and major thoroughfares are in a mediocre or poor condition which contributes to significantly higher costs on Las Vegas motorists. Dangerous road conditions are a leading cause of traffic accidents, and Las Vegas has an abundance of poorly maintained roads. Causes of … Read more

INSTALLATION OF POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

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Railroads are required to install positive train control technology but a report by the FRA shows that while some railroads have made significant progress, many freight and commuter railroads are not on the fast track to safety and have yet to install a single radio tower or equip a single locomotive with PTC technology despite … Read more

TYPES OF DELAYED INJURIES FOLLOWING A CAR ACCIDENT

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Vehicle accidents often result in injuries that are evident immediately, but occasionally they result in damages that don’t show up until later. Everyone reacts differently to car accidents, with some experiencing more mental trauma than physical trauma and vice versa. Both physical and emotional damage can sometimes be difficult to identify until long after an … Read more