In a city where bars are open 24 hours and you can drink at any time; driving under influence (DUI) of alcohol is one of the biggest problems in Las Vegas.
Many car crashes in Nevada (and across America) involve undocumented immigrants. This usually puts those immigrants in fear of engaging a lawyer or filing a lawsuit for fear of deportation. A common question I get is "If I sue, and the insurance company finds out that I am illegal, won't they deport me?" The simple answer is that it is against the rules. It is not relevant to your case and they SHOULD leave it alone. The practical answer is that some insurance companies are so evil that they may stoop to that tactic, but personally, in over ten years of practice, I have yet to see it.Plaintiff's Immigration Status is Irrelevant
In Nevada we are able to file Motions In Limine which essentially ask the Judge (prior to trial) to keep Insurance Defense Counsel from mentioning anything regarding our Client's immigration status because it is irrelevant to the facts of the case. This motion has typically been upheld throughout the State Courts of Nevada barring certain extreme circumstances.
Pedestrian deaths account for a third of road related deaths in 2017. Statistics say that of 303 total road related deaths, 99 of them were pedestrian deaths. A statistic that increased dramatically in 2017. Wrongful Death Nevada
In Nevada there is a general rule of thumb that Pedestrians have the right of way on road ways. Drivers must always yield to Pedestrians. With a rise in DUIs (Alcohol and other drug related DUIs) the roads have become more dangerous than ever before.