Nevada does not currently have a statewide dog bit statute. However, it does have Statute 202.500 regarding dangerous or vicious dogs. This statute characterizes any dog as a “dangerous” dog if it, without provocation, has on two different occasions in 18 months, behaved menacingly to someone to a degree that they had to defend themselves because the dog was off […]

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When a Nevada insurance company violates its duty to act in good faith, the insureds must prove the legal elements of insurance bad faith in order to prevail in lawsuits against the company. The Nevada Supreme Court recognized the tort of insurance bad faith in 1975, allowing insured Nevadans to file lawsuits against their insurance companies when the companies have […]

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To help make roads safer, a more intense focus has been placed on teen driver safety in Nevada. Although the state has been ranked as one of the top 10 safest states for teen drivers, there is still room for improvement. It is hoped that the Nevada GDL program, the Parent’s Supervised Driving program, and the Nevada school attendance requirement […]

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To ensure child safety, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children travel in age-appropriate, properly secured child restraint systems on school buses. Seat belts prevent serious injuries that often occur in school bus accidents seen by a car accident lawyer. School Bus Safety The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has had a long-standing, strong position on school […]

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Distracted driving has now become a contributing factor in a majority of accidents in Nevada and elsewhere. Despite numerous studies showing the dangers of using cell phones while driving, people continue to do so, and accidents often result. When people are victims of distracted drivers and suffer serious injuries, a personal injury lawyer may help them to hold the drivers […]

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Warmer weather and cool waters beckon winter weary visitors to take a swim and relax in Nevada’s many sun-drenched swimming pools. Homeowners, hotels, and public facilities owe a duty of care to their guests to ensure that they are not injured during their swim. This doesn’t always happen and it is estimated that 10 people every day die in drowning […]

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Property owners owe duties of care to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors to their property, but most trespassers are exempted — except children. Generally, people who are present on another’s property and injured by a dangerous condition that exists on the property may not recover damages from the property owner in premises liability lawsuits. However, the law provides […]

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission regulates the safety of children’s toys in the U.S. Toy manufacturers are expected to follow safety standards and regulations to prevent accidents and injuries, however, a personal injury attorney Las Vegas sees many injuries that are caused by dangerous and defective toys. Safety Standards and Regulations The Consumer Product Safety Commission has some the strictest […]

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Approximately 4.5 million victims are bitten by a dog in the United States every year. That equals a dog bite about every 75 seconds. Many of these dog attacks are so severe that they require immediate medical attention, and about 1,000 victims need emergency treatment every day due to dog bite injuries. Although some injuries are relatively minor, other cause […]

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Every year, thousands of people are injured while working out at the gym. Injuries range from pulled muscles and minor sprains to serious torn ligaments, fractures and broken bones. Many of those injuries constitute premises liability claims filed with a premises liability lawyer. Common Gym Injuries With a variety of exercise equipment, heavy weights, and indoor racquet ball courts, injuries […]

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