It is not accurate to refer to Nevada as a “one bite state.” Nevada’s Supreme Court has ruled in that “one free bite” is not an acceptable premise in tort law. Nevada does not have statewide dog bite statutes, but dog bite victims do have legal recourse. Dog bite lawsuits in Nevada are determined according to the doctrines of negligence. […]

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A new study shows a correlation between the legalization of marijuana and the number of car accidents. With more people being permitted to use the substance in a legal fashion, the number of accidents has increased. About the Study and Study Findings The study was conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute, which is a division of the Insurance Institute […]

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Taking photos following a car accident is often an overlooked step, but it can be crucial later in a car accident claim. The top priority for people involved in a car accident should be to determine the condition of themselves and the others involved in the accident, calling the police, getting to a safer location, and seeking emergency medical assistance […]

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Some Nevada insurance companies engage in bad faith insurance schemes to avoid paying claims following injury accidents. Bad faith insurance tactics are illegal, and victims of them may have the legal grounds to file bad faith insurance lawsuits in addition to their personal injury claims. By recognizing the common bad faith insurance tactics that insurance companies use, victims may work […]

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Premises liability lawsuits have three primary classifications for injured people: invitees, licensees, and trespassers. The property owner’s liability can vary greatly based on the injured person’s classification. People injured on someone’s property must prove that the property owner was somehow negligent and that the injury was due to the owner’s negligence. Classifications of injured people Property owners must make reasonable […]

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Insurance companies track drivers based on many different aspects, including drivers’ ages, and on average, millennials tend to be more of a risk on the road than other generations. While this particular generation has been blamed for many faults and problems, their driving records show that they do tend to be less careful on the roads. According to a study […]

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Sleep deprivation is claiming lives on American roads at an alarming rate and in 2016 nearly 5,000 people were killed by drowsy drivers. It is a significant factor in rising car accident fatality rates and is one of the reasons 2016 was the deadliest year in the past 50 years for motorists in America. Drowsy Driving as Dangerous as Drunk […]

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Las Vegas supports one of the largest construction industries in the country. With high-rise hotels and large-scale commercial building projects, the industry also has one of the highest accident and injury rates with large numbers of fatalities each year. Construction Site Accidents A variety of accidents occurs on construction sites. Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured on the […]

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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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