Nevada personal injury cases filed on behalf of minor plaintiffs are handled differently to ensure that their settlements are fair and their rights protected. A personal injury attorney in Las Vegas understands how the process differs when an injured victim is a minor. In order for a settlement to be binding for a minor, it must first be approved by […]

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In an automobile accident involving an autonomous vehicle, there are a number of people and companies who could be accountable for the crash. As driverless cars take to the road, liability in accidents involving these vehicles is an emerging field of law for lawyers in Las Vegas. Indeed, Nevada was one of the first states to allow driverless vehicles onto the road.

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Falls in hospitals continue to be a significant health concern; there are about 2.3 to 7 falls per patient per 1,000 patient-days. A study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine found that the majority of patient fall when they are unassisted, in their room, and during an overnight stay. Hospitals need to adopt procedures that ensure patients can quickly […]

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Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider makes a mistake, has an oversight, or administers negligent treatment that causes a patient harm. Recognizing common situations that result in medical malpractice may help prevent this serious problem. Common Malpractice Claims American patients are injured by negligent doctors and healthcare providers at an alarming rate. According to the Journal of Patient Safety, […]

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Christmas gifts that bring joy and pleasure to children can also bring pain and suffering. When defective toys become dangerous, parents and guardians can pursue product liability and personal injury claims against the company’s that produce and sell these dangerous items. Injuries Caused by Defective Toys Defective children’s toys can harm children in many ways, including the following: Burns. Toys […]

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Trucking industry lobbyists are aiming to get safety regulations rolled back, and safety experts worry that the incoming administration and the Republican-controlled Congress will do just that. The American Trucking Association succeeded recently in convincing Republican lawmakers to block new safety regulations by the Obama administration, and the group indicated that it will return with new lobbying efforts when Congress […]

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Law enforcement officers across Nevada have teamed up in an effort to reduce the number of fatalities caused by car accidents in the state. Officers will be patrolling Southern Nevada and keeping a close eye out for speeders, who are often responsible for crashes. This is part of a statewide initiative that is focused on prevention. Between 2014 and 2015, fatalities caused by car accidents increased by over 31 percent in Las Vegas. Speeding accounts for around 30 percent of fatal accidents. Failure to obey traffic signs and distracted driving are also leading causes of fatalities in Nevada. Less frequent causes include faulty vehicle parts or poor road design.

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According to recent investigations, there is an aging truck driver population in the U.S. Reports show that 10 percent of current drivers who operate large commercial trucks on the road are over the age of 65, and some are in their 70s and 80s. Lawyers in Las Vegas often see trucking accidents on Nevada highways that involve aging drivers. The […]

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When a person is on the property of another either as a guest or in order to conduct business and is injured by an open and obvious hazard, he or she may still be able to hold the owner liable by proving several things. Open and obvious hazards used to be treated as bars to liability in Nevada, but the […]

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Lithium ion batteries can catch fire and explode without warning. These fires and explosions can cause burns and lead to the inhalation of toxic fumes as the batteries and plastic components of the device combust. The Death of the Galaxy Note 7 Problems with the batteries contained within Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 led the company to cease production and recall […]

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