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Nevada Requires Drivers To File Traffic Reports If Police Do Not Respond

The Las Vegas’ Metropolitan Police Department no longer responds to motor vehicle accidents where no one reports an injury.  However, if Metro does not respond, current law requires drivers (or if the drivers are unable, then the owners) to file an accident report if a Nevada motor vehicle accident results in property damage that exceeds $750.00.  See NRS 484E.070(2).  Thus, these driver’s Reports of Traffic Accident have become more critical than ever before.  The Report of Traffic Accident … [Read more...]

The Accident Report Favors Our Driver. Liability’s A Lock! Or Is It?

A taxi cab hits the back of a small pickup truck.  Witnesses place blame on the cab.  The officer tickets the cabbie.  The officer prepares a traffic accident report.  The report says the cab driver is at-fault.When trial comes around, the judge admits the traffic report into evidence.  In the case of Frias v. Valle, 101 Nev. 219, 698 P.2d 875 (1985), the Nevada Supreme Court reviewed the evidence and sent the case back to be tried again.  But why?The Court explained the traffic accident … [Read more...]

What Will Happen When Las Vegas Metro PD No Longer Responds To “Property Damage Only” Accidents?

Click here to read "LVMPD Modifies Response to Property Damage Collisions" or click on the image above. … [Read more...]

Nevada Recognizes Claims For Negligent Entrustment

Nevada has long recognized the tort of “negligent entrustment”.  Take the case of Zugel v. Miller, 100 Nev. 525, 688 P.2d 310 (1984) for example.  In that case a 13-year-old bought a motorcycle.  The boy had no driver’s license.  He took a friend for a ride on a public highway.  The boy admitted that he rode his motorcycle on the public roads all the time.  The boy and his passenger were hurt when the motorcycle ran a stop sign and it collided with another vehicle.The Plaintiffs sued the … [Read more...]