Nevada residents should know that most rear-seat safety has hardly progressed since the 1990s. Improvements in front car seat safety have made rear seats a danger zone, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For example, most rear seats lack side curtain airbags to keep passengers from bouncing off hard surfaces. They also lack forward airbags, though these are being developed.
Drake fans in Nevada may be interested to learn that a 24-year-old New York woman is suing him over a head injury she suffered at one of his concerts. Madison Square Garden, one of the venue's employees and concert promoter Live Nation are also named in the lawsuit.
Patients in Nevada and elsewhere may soon have access to a promising new treatment that could reduce brain damage that occurs after traumatic brain injuries. The treatment was developed by a team of researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Sports fans in Nevada may be aware that Sports USA is one of the country's leading syndicators of play-by-play radio coverage. The California based-company usually attracts media attention when one of its announcers receives a broadcasting award, but it was its legal exploits that made headlines on July 12. That was the date a Los Angeles jury awarded Sports USA damages of at least $2 million in a breach of contract lawsuit.
Seat belts have been mandatory safety equipment on passenger vehicles sold in Nevada and around the country since 1968 because they save lives and prevent catastrophic injuries. However, a study published in the academic journal Traffic Injury Prevention on July 10 suggests that safety belts do not provide as much protection to women as they do to men. A team of researchers from the University of Virginia came to this conclusion after scrutinizing accident reports from 22,854 front-end collisions that occurred between 1998 and 2015.
Nevada residents may be interested to know about a possible gas explosion that occurred on July 6 at a shopping center in the town of Plantation, Fla. The blast injured around 21 people and damaged multiple stores, blowing out the windows of a gym and leaving a pizza restaurant with nothing but its metal frame. One section of the shopping center had its roof blown off.
Many of the new vehicles on sale in Nevada and around the country are equipped with advanced safety systems that are designed to protect their occupants in an accident, but figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that these features do little to save the lives of cyclists or pedestrians. According to NHTSA, pedestrian deaths rose by 4% in 2018, and cyclist fatalities surged by a worrying 10%. These are the highest pedestrian and cyclist death tolls in three decades.
People in Nevada who have incurred a brain injury and seem unconscious may still have brains that are active. This is according to researchers who used electroencephalography, or EEG, to examine brain-injured patients for indications of brain activity. The study they conducted found that 15% of the patients who were examined had lingering brain activity even though they were unable to move or talk.
Entrepreneurs in Nevada may consider using a limited liability company, or an LLC, to be the entity under which they operate their business. An LLC is a type of business structure that is defined by state statutes, which can vary from state to state.