Category: Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

It is not accurate to refer to Nevada as a “one bite state.” Nevada’s Supreme Court has ruled in that “one free bite” is not an acceptable premise in tort law. Nevada does not have statewide dog bite statutes, but dog bite victims do have legal recourse. Dog bite lawsuits in Nevada are determined according to the doctrines of negligence. […]

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Some Nevada insurance companies engage in bad faith insurance schemes to avoid paying claims following injury accidents. Bad faith insurance tactics are illegal, and victims of them may have the legal grounds to file bad faith insurance lawsuits in addition to their personal injury claims. By recognizing the common bad faith insurance tactics that insurance companies use, victims may work […]

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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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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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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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