How Can an Expert Witness Help My Las Vegas Truck Accident Case?

Accidents with commercial trucks are nearly always much more serious than accidents with passenger vehicles. Everything is worse – the intensity of the crash, the damage to your vehicle, and the severity of your injuries. When the accident wasn’t your fault, working out legal claims and financial compensation can be difficult and stressful, too. Depending…

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How Safe Are Vehicle Backup Cameras?

Putting your vehicle in reverse and backing out of a driveway or parking spot can be a risky maneuver – it’s difficult to see behind your own car because of its various blind spots, no matter if it’s a big truck or small hybrid. Manufacturers began voluntarily adding rear-view backup cameras to their vehicles (usually…

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The Hazards and Dangers of Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are a common piece of equipment used on construction sites that allow workers to perform tasks at higher elevations, typically one or more stories up. Sometimes called “aerial lifts” scissor lifts are sort of a mobile scaffolding that can move from place to place, rather than the type that stays in place until…

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Claggett & Sykes Law Firm Celebrates Grand Opening of Reno Office with Donations to The Children’s Cabinet and Sierra Nevada Journeys

  Partners William Sykes, Sean Claggett, and Matt Granda at new Reno office (Credit: Marco Hernando, OneSeven Agency) On Thursday evening, Claggett & Sykes Law Firm hosted a grand opening party for its new Reno office to celebrate the expansion of its Las Vegas office while introducing itself to the Reno community. The event consisted…

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The Dangers of Truck Driver Fatigue

In March of 2022, dash camera footage was released showing the driver of an 18-wheeler nodding off before crashing into two cars on the side of the road, and seriously injuring another individual who was changing a tire. That individual wound up pinned between his car and a concrete median. It was last reported that…

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Reno Officers Are Cracking Down on Distracted Drivers

When it comes to distracted driving, most people immediately think of texting while driving. While texting is a big—and the most dangerous—culprit, there’s much more at play. In fact, there are four types of distracted driving that lead to the majority of distracted-driving accidents. To help combat the issue, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is…

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What Is Reckless Driving?

While it may seem harmless to speed a little when you’re running late (or fun to race cars with your friends), these are both examples of pretty serious traffic violations because of the lives you’re putting at risk. According to Nevada state law, when someone drives with a deliberate disregard of safety for themselves, other…

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Burn Injuries Are a Real Risk on Construction Sites

Construction sites are dangerous places. Not only are there power tools and heavy machinery everywhere, but larger sites may have multiple crews working on them at once. At any given point, depending on the size of the project, you might have a welder fixing ductwork, an electrician working on the power lines, and an excavator…

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