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October 2018 Archives

Halloween can be a dangerous night for drivers

Halloween can be a fun, exciting time for many people in Nevada. Like other holidays, however, it can also be a particularly dangerous time for motorists. Halloween parties filled with alcohol are common, and revelers can take to the roads even when they are too drunk to drive. This can be an especially dangerous and even deadly combination with the number of trick-or-treating pedestrians also out on Halloween night.

Around 30 injured when floor collapses at South Carolina party

Nevada readers would never expect a floor they were standing on to collapse, hurling them to the level below. Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened to dozens of South Carolina partygoers in the early morning hours of October 21.

Traumatic brain injury and emotional changes

Brain injuries are a common cause of permanent disability and death in Nevada. After a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, a person may experience changes in their personality and ability to control their emotions. A TBI sufferer may also seem emotionless or after the injury, which is known as a "flat affect."

Pros and cons of lump-sum construction contracts

Construction contracts for Nevada projects can be more complex than they seem, especially when something goes wrong as part of the process. One of the most commonly-used types is the lump sum contract. They may include some kinds of contingencies or allowances, but they generally include a payment of one lump sum for one completed scope of work. While these contracts may seem simple at first glance, complications can develop later on.

Wrecks involving vehicles and pedestrians are rising in the U.S.

When it comes to statistics in California motor vehicle accident-related deaths, 24 percent of the fatalities in the state are pedestrians. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS) recently reported that nationwide pedestrians killed in vehicle crashes soared by 46 percent between 2009 and 2016. The National Transportation Safety Board also weighed in on the subject, reporting that an average of 16 pedestrians are killed daily in this country.

Obtaining an SBA loan

Many entrepreneurs in Nevada use federal Small Business Administration loans to get their businesses running. There are few limitations on what type of businesses are eligible to qualify for SBA loans. However, it is important for borrowers to understand how this type of loan works when they apply.

Car accident deaths decline, except in large truck cases

Data reported from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System indicates that the number of traffic deaths related to most types of vehicles dropped between 2016 and 2017. The only vehicle type that had an increase in the number of traffic fatalities was large trucks. Nevada accident victims might be able to recover for damages.

Researchers identify factors linked to TBI deaths

Traumatic brain injuries are a frequent form of head injury and can affect everyone from players of contact sports to the victims of car and truck crashes. Nevada residents should know that TBIs often end in death and that the factors linked to these deaths were previously unknown. In September, though, the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation published a report detailing several physical, cognitive and psychosocial factors.

Drivers may be overestimating car safety tech, says AAA

Nevada drivers with safety tech like blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control may want to ask themselves if they are relying too much on these features. According to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, many do not understand the limitations of their car safety tech and thus put a dangerous amount of trust in it.

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