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Annual Reno Hot August Nights Celebration has History of Injuries

August 16, 2019

Last week, Hot August Nights returned to the Reno/Sparks area in northern Nevada. The event, originally founded more than 30 years ago in 1986, was intended to celebrate classic cars and mid-twentieth-century nostalgia. Conveniently, the festival also helped fill an August void in tourism in the Northern Nevada region. The weekend includes live concerts and a car parade that allows participants to show off their classic vehicles. Locals and tourists alike flock to the gathering each year to share in the fun and “Ooh” and “Aah” over all the beautifully maintained vintage autos.

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Nevada Traffic Fatalities Down for 2019

August 08, 2019

While events on the international stage have ranged from uncertain to terrifying over the last several weeks, there is some sunny news out of Nevada. According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the state saw a nearly 50 percent decline in traffic deaths this June compared to June of 2018. There were 16 fatal car crashes resulting in 16 deaths last month. This figure is down 48 percent from last year. One could say that looking only at a single month each year is prone to yielding variation without a meaningful underlying difference.

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Nevada Cops Increase Pressure On Speeding Drivers

August 01, 2019

Last month law enforcement agencies throughout Nevada teamed up to enforce traffic laws against motorists who were speeding. Over the course of a two-week period that ended July 14, the Nevada Highway Patrol led an aggressive campaign to cite speeding motorists. Motivated to tamp down this phenomenon and reduce the risk of automobile accidents, the NHP, other local Nevada law enforcement agencies, [1] and even the neighboring California Highway Patrol joined forces in this coordinated effort. [2] Many motorists perceive speeding as a common behavior, and indeed it may be.

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DUI Arrest of One of Nevada’s Top Cops Raises Tough Questions

July 26, 2019

Good news travels fast, and bad news travels faster. Since Clint Ryan – the assistant police chief of the North Las Vegas Police Department – was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), local media have been covering the story aggressively. [1] While it is fortunate that Ryan was detained before his conduct caused a drinking-and-driving accident, the mixture of legitimate condemnation of dangerous behavior and less-virtuous schadenfreude has had an unfortunate impact on the morale of the wider Las Vegas community.

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LA Temblor is a Reminder of Nevada’s Construction Defect Law

July 24, 2019

A 7.1-magnitude quake rocked the greater LA area on last week, though injuries and property damage were minimal. [1] The reason the impact in LA was not greater is that the epicenter of the quake was some 100 miles from the city, lying in the town of Ridgecrest, California. The Nevada town of Pahrump is about the same distance from Ridgecrest, and the recent temblor is a reminder of the recent fight over Nevada’s construction defect lawsuit policy. The Ridgecrest quake packed the punch of 45 nuclear bombs and kept LA residents on edge for several days as aftershocks continued.

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Las Vegas Shooting of Homeless Man Raises Excessive Force Concerns

July 19, 2019

Running a successful business in Nevada means investing time, energy, and money. Any shrewd investor knows that it is important to protect the assets one has invested in. In a business context, this can include precautions such as hiring a security firm.

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New Fiscal Year Resets the Clock on Nevada Auto Accidents

July 16, 2019

In past posts we have covered and discussed Nevada’s state legislature, the body that sets policy and establishes the budget for our state of just over 3 million people. [1] The 80th Nevada Legislature adjourned just after midnight on June 4, [2] and it did so after adopting a $29.4 billion biennial budget. [3] The budget took effect July 1, and with the beginning of a new fiscal year comes a reset to one measure of Nevada auto accident law.Annual tabulations of data are useful for several reasons.

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The 5 Most Dangerous Occupations

July 11, 2019

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/6BpgEkJ59RsWork can be flat-out dangerous. Every 7 seconds, a worker is injured on the job in America, which equals out to about 4.6 million injuries per year. These numbers aren’t as high as they are because every job is just as dangerous as the next. The fact is, some jobs are more dangerous than others, and you’re more likely to get injured working in certain occupations.

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Fourth of July Fireworks Injuries and Local Laws in Nevada

July 08, 2019

This past Thursday, we celebrated Independence Day. On this date we remember a time when our forefathers declared independence from British rule and embarked on a grand new experiment in democracy. On Thursday, many Americans marked the occasion with family barbecues including hot dogs, watermelon, and corn on the cob. Others attended city-wide parades and community celebrations. Children and adults alike dressed in patriotic hues to commemorate the colors of our nation’s flag. Songs were sung and stories were told. For many, the night ended with fireworks illuminating the night sky.

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E-Cigarette Defect Injures Rural Nevada Teen

July 03, 2019

When electronic cigarettes (also known as “e-cigarettes” or simply “e-cigs”) first emerged in the mainstream tobacco market about a decade ago, tobacco users and even some health advocates found cause for optimism.

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