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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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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