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Duty of the Driver of Vehicle on Public Highway (Nev. J.I. 5.00)

It is the duty of the driver of any vehicle using a public highway to avoid placing himself or others in danger; (and) to use like care to avoid an accident; to keep a proper lookout for traffic and other conditions to be reasonable anticipated and to maintain proper control of his vehicle.

The foregoing is a pattern Nevada Jury Instruction which is given by the judge at the close of appropriate automobile jury trials. It sets forth the duties of drivers on Nevada highways.

This instruction is significant in that drivers must use care to avoid accidents even if the other driver may be going slightly over the speed limit. For example one can not pull out in front of another vehicle from a side street and justify that action based upon the fact that the other driver was doing 5 mph over the speed limit. If the driver from the side street should have been able to see the other vehicle coming he or she should not pull out in front of tat driver.

Driver’s must maintain a proper look out and avoid causing an accident regardless of the conduct of the other driver.

Driver’s must maintain proper control of their automobiles.

Sam Harding Law Firm, your Las Vegas, Nevada auto accident attorney wants you to know about the laws pertaining to auto accidents in Nevada.



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Sam Harding


Sam Harding
Caring, Dedicated and Committed to Justice

Since 1975, Mr. Harding has practiced in the area of personal injury litigation in Nevada. He has represented clients in personal injury cases including but not limited to wrongful death cases, brain injury cases, product liability cases, automobile accident cases, aircraft crash cases, dog bite cases, slip and fall cases, nursing home abuse cases and defamation cases.


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About Sam Harding

Mr. Harding is a member of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. He has been lead trial counsel in over one hundred jury trials. Mr. Harding is a member of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocacy). Mr. Harding is an AV rated attorney in Martindale-Hubble.

Nevada Auto Accidents

The Sam Harding Law Firm knows Nevada motor vehicle law. Our proven track record of court settlements is one of the best of any firm representing the injured from car crashes, motorcycle accidents, trucking and big-rig accidents and other motor vehicle related accident related injuries.

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For over three decades The Sam Harding Law Firm has been helping victims of serious injury in Nevada. From nursing home abuse and neglect to serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries and more. Let Sam Harding go to work for you. We handle all cases on a personal level. We are caring, dedicated and committed to justice.

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Sam Harding Law Firm

500 South 8th Street

Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

tel 702.333.7777 fax 702.384.5731