Property owners owe duties of care to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors to their property, but most trespassers are exempted — except children. Generally, people who are present on another’s property and injured by a dangerous condition that exists on the property may not recover damages from the property owner in premises liability lawsuits. However, the law provides […]

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission regulates the safety of children’s toys in the U.S. Toy manufacturers are expected to follow safety standards and regulations to prevent accidents and injuries, however, a personal injury attorney Las Vegas sees many injuries that are caused by dangerous and defective toys. Safety Standards and Regulations The Consumer Product Safety Commission has some the strictest […]

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Approximately 4.5 million victims are bitten by a dog in the United States every year. That equals a dog bite about every 75 seconds. Many of these dog attacks are so severe that they require immediate medical attention, and about 1,000 victims need emergency treatment every day due to dog bite injuries. Although some injuries are relatively minor, other cause […]

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Every year, thousands of people are injured while working out at the gym. Injuries range from pulled muscles and minor sprains to serious torn ligaments, fractures and broken bones. Many of those injuries constitute premises liability claims filed with a premises liability lawyer. Common Gym Injuries With a variety of exercise equipment, heavy weights, and indoor racquet ball courts, injuries […]

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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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