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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National statistics reveal that there is an unusually high rate of pedestrian accidents in Nevada. Sadly, many of these accidents result in severe, disabling injuries and even death. According to the Las Vegas Sun, there were 92 pedestrian fatalities in the state between January 1, 2015 and February 26, 2016. In Las Vegas, pedestrian accidents have become an epidemic, with […]

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When an individual is injured at a ski resort in Nevada, in many cases the facility is protected from liability under the inherent risks exclusions. This is not always the case, however. There are some situations in which injuries sustained at a ski resort fall under premises liability law. What is Inherent Risk? Inherent risk situations are typically defined as […]

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Lithium ion batteries available in consumer elecronics are prone to catching fire and causing serious personal injuries in the process. Utilized for their performance and powerful capabilities, Li-ion batteries have a checkered history that’s full of failures. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 The most recent series of failures involve the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The much anticipated cell phone had a […]

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Laws regarding driving under the influence in Nevada are stirring up controversy, especially when it comes to marijuana use. Groups such as AAA suggest that science does not support the laws as they are currently written. Nevada’s DUI Laws DUI laws in Nevada first gained national attention in 2000 when a woman who had smoked marijuana the night before fell […]

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A business owner may be liable for an injury suffered from a slip and fall, even where the danger is open and obvious. In Nevada, slip and fall injuries commonly result in lawsuits filed against businesses with a premises liability lawyer. What is the “Open and Obvious” Doctrine? According to legal terms, the “open and obvious” doctrine is a defense […]

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