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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A trip to the casino is meant to be a fun respite from day-to-day activities, but sometimes the casino fails to use the proper protocols to keep visitors safe. An injury can come from any number of sources inside the casino, but most of the cases a personal injury lawyer pursues fall into one of three categories. Food Poisoning Casinos […]

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Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teens, leading parents to seek more protection for their young drivers. Three new pieces of technology are available to help parents monitor the driving habits of their teens, and lower the number of teen driving accidents. Drive Cameras The most active form of monitoring is through the use of driver cameras. […]

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Nevada pool owners accept responsibility for the safety of anyone who goes swimming in their pool, and providing adequate safety equipment is part of that responsibility. The Southern Nevada Pool Code establishes the minimum equipment requirements. Stairs And Ladders One of the most common injuries suffered at a pool occurs when a swimmer slips going in or out of the […]

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A lawsuit filed against the Transportation Security Administration claims that a disabled 19-year-old received harsh physical treatment during a security screening, causing substantial injury. This has advocacy groups struggling to find solutions to train TSA agents to respond in an appropriate manner when dealing with those with special needs. The Case Against the TSA A young woman and her mother […]

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Painkiller overdoses are a deadly problem that can severely injure or kill patients given prescription medication by their physician. From 1999 to 2014, nearly 165,000 individuals in the United States have died following the use of prescription strength opioid medications. The most commonly over prescribed opioid medications are Methadone, Oxycodone, and Hydrocodone. These medications are used extensively within drug treatment programs, dental offices, and for pain management following surgical procedures.

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