How Nevada Rear-End Collisions Happen

Rear-end collisions can cause serious injuries as well as trauma to drivers and passengers in the vehicle that is hit from behind (and even those in the vehicle that hit the other car). Oftentimes  the airbags can deploy during a rear-end crash, resulting in more damage to the passengers and the vehicle itself. Rear-end collisions, however, happen quite often on America’s roadways. Many times, though not every time, the driver of the rear vehicle that hit the car in front of it will bear the burden of responsibility.

How do these accidents happen? Below are the most common causes of rear-end crashes in Las Vegas.

  • A vehicle abruptly stopping: If a vehicle stops abruptly, it can make it very difficult for the car behind it to come to a safe stop, and the same is true for the rest of the cars behind that car. When there are tourists or visitors to Las Vegas who are unfamiliar with the area and are having a hard time navigating through city traffic, they may abruptly stop. All drivers must keep in mind that they are required to allow enough space between their vehicle and the vehicle in front of them to accommodate sudden stops. 
  • Dangerous intersections: Visitors unfamiliar with Las Vegas can come across many unexpected hazards including busy traffic and dangerous roadways. Indeed, Las Vegas has multiple intersections across the city that are quite dangerous where accidents, including rear-end collisions, happen quite frequently. Clark County records show that there are at least six intersections in Las Vegas that have an increased risk of car accidents. While many drivers tend to be more cautious at intersections, unexpected hazards or difficult traffic can increase the risk of a rear-end crash. 
  • High volume pedestrian traffic: Across the city of Las Vegas, many streets experience heavy foot traffic on top of significant vehicle traffic at any given time of the day. Because of the proximity of the locations on the Las Vegas Strip, pedestrians tend to be able to navigate the city easily by foot. That being said, even pedestrians in Las Vegas can face serious hazards, particularly on the Las Vegas Strip and in downtown Las Vegas, and drivers have to come to sudden stops due to the masses of people in the area, which can result in rear-end collisions.
  • Aggressive drivers: High levels of traffic congestion is typical in Las Vegas and can make encountering aggressive drivers more likely than not. When drivers are stuck in traffic and become impatient, aggressive behaviors such as speeding, tailgating, swerving through traffic, and other reckless maneuvers ensue. The likelihood of a rear-end crash increases with the number of aggressive drivers on the road. 
  • Distracted drivers: A high number of traffic accidents happen in Las Vegas, Nevada as a result of distracted drivers. These drivers can endanger not only themselves but others on the road because distracted drivers have slower reactions and, therefore, have a higher likelihood of getting into accidents, including rear-end crashes.   

Rear-End Collision Lawyers

An experienced Las Vegas rear-end collision attorney can help explain your rights and obligations under the law. We will also discuss your avenues toward pursuing monetary compensation for harm suffered. The attorneys at H&P Law have years of success fighting for the rights of the injured across the state of Nevada. 

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