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Many car crashes in the Reno area happen due to driver errors, including speeding, distracted driving, impaired driving, and more. However, did you know that some drivers cause accidents due to health conditions and complications? Even if a driver cannot stop a health event while driving, they still might have liability for an accident if they knew the risks.
For example, drivers with epilepsy can be at risk of having a seizure behind the wheel, which can lead to a devastating crash. Nevada has policies to try to curb this risk, though accidents still happen for this reason.
If you suffered injuries due to another driver’s seizure or health event in the Reno area, seek a free case evaluation from a car accident attorney.
Safety on the roads is a public health concern, so it is in the interest of the state government to regulate whether people with diagnosed epilepsy should drive. First, the state must know whether or not someone has such a diagnosis.
The law states that:
The doctor must also inform the patient that their health condition presents a danger when they drive a vehicle at this time. The DMV can revoke a person’s license until their doctor reports they have been seizure-free for three months.
While the law aims to prevent seizure-related car accidents, this requires someone to report a seizure to their doctor. Some people do not seek medical attention for seizures, so they might continue to drive. This might also occur after someone received their license back for being seizure-free, and then did not want to lose it again when they had another seizure.
There are also many other health conditions that can impair someone’s driving abilities – especially when they do not seek adequate treatment. Some examples include:
If a driver causes a crash and injuries due to a health issue, they might be liable for all the resulting losses of victims. This should be true when a driver knows they shouldn’t be driving, but does so anyway. It can also apply when a driver fails to seek medical treatment when they are aware they have a health issue that requires treatment for safe driving.
If you suffered injuries in an accident, the legal team of Kidwell & Gallagher in Reno can help. We can evaluate your rights and seek compensation whenever possible. Contact us today for more information.
Craig W. Kidwell is the managing partner of Kidwell & Gallagher, Ltd., and exclusively represents injured workers in Nevada. Mr. Kidwell has been practicing workers’ compensation law in Nevada since 1999 and has acted as lead counsel on over 2,000 contested workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Kidwell represents injured workers in Nevada through all stages of Nevada’s complex worker’s compensation system. Craig regularly appears in all levels of Nevada’s administrative workers’ compensation system and has represented injured workers in Nevada’s districts and Supreme Court.