Rainstorm Brings Spike in Las Vegas Traffic Accidents

Yesterday’s rainstorm brought slick and slippery roads that wreaked havoc for many drivers in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. With a record-setting amount of rainfall this past Sunday – .46 inches – area roads and highways saw a dramatic increase in traffic accidents. The rainfall total surpassed the previous January 11th record of .29 inches in 1949, according to the National Weather Service.

In a statement released by the Nevada Highway Patrol, state troopers responded to an outstanding 143 traffic accidents between 6:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 43 of the accidents involved injuries, including one injury suffered by a state trooper who was working at the scene of another crash. Nevada Highway patrol troopers had been responding to an average of 36 crashes per day during the week leading up to Sunday.

Yesterday’s alarming spike in auto accidents can help remind us all about the dangers rain and poor weather can create on public roads and highways, and the importance of driving safely. In a previous blog, we’ve shared tips for driving in rain and wet weather. Here are few reminders:

  • Prepare yourself and your vehicle for rainy conditions
  • Increase your following distance
  • Slow down and give yourself more time to come to a stop
  • Turn your lights on
  • Pay attention to the road at all times

In wet weather, even the slightest bit of negligence or recklessness can place others at risk, which is why it is so important to take extra precautions. If you have questions about your rights after an auto accident – including accidents that took place during rain or other poor weather conditions, Shook & Stone is here to help.

Contact a Las Vegas car accident lawyer from our firm today to discuss your case during a free consultation.

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

Recent Posts

5 Ways Insurance Adjusters Try to De-Value Your Claim

September 6, 2022

Insurance adjusters are trained to settle claims for as little money as possible. They will...

Do Workers’ Compensation Investigators Follow You Around?

August 22, 2022

As with anything, claiming an injury, whether personal or work-related can be and will most...

Agoraphobia in Las Vegas – Living With Fear

July 19, 2022

On Saturday, a 42 year old man threw a large rock through a glass door...

What NOT to do at your FCE test

July 19, 2022

As we have covered in the past in “Things to Know Before Completing Your FCE...

NDMA is a Ticking Time Bomb in Your Medicine Cabinet

July 14, 2022

Zantac, which is the brand name for ranitidine, is a medication that has been used...