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What Is Elder Abuse?

Posted on September 16, 2019 in Firm News

Elder abuse is a pervasive problem that impacts many of the world’s vulnerable senior citizens. It is an issue that takes place in thousands of nursing homes, elder care facilities and hospices. A perpetrator may target an elderly person for many reasons: physical weakness, helplessness, mental impairments, power imbalances or money. Victims of elder abuse… read more

Risks of Smoking JUUL

Posted on September 13, 2019 in Personal Injury,Product Defect,Product Liability

JUUL is a popular electronic cigarette that packs a potent punch; it contains more than twice the amount of nicotine per cartridge than its competitors. Nicotine has recognized addictive properties and may even impede brain development in young users. Despite manufacturers marketing e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to tobacco products, devices such as JUUL could… read more

Most Dangerous Jobs in Las Vegas

Posted on September 12, 2019 in Personal Injury

A workplace injury can occur at any job. Some workplaces, however, are more dangerous than others. As an employee in Las Vegas, you could have a riskier occupation than your peers depending on where you work. Work injury statistics in Nevada from the Bureau of Labor Statistics say that in 2017, 32 people died in… read more

How Will Uber Freight Affect the Trucking Industry

Posted on August 9, 2019 in Firm News,Personal Injury,Truck Accidents

Uber Freight is a new app to connect truck drivers, carriers and owner-operators to available loads near them. Although it is not the first load-matching app on the market, Uber promises innovative new features such as fixed nonnegotiable rates and seven-day driver payments. As Uber Freight gains traction in the trucking community, many wonder how… read more

Motorcycle Laws in Nevada 2019

Posted on August 8, 2019 in Motorcycle Accident,Personal Injury

Nevada has the highest percentage of motorcyclist deaths compared to the total number of motor vehicle deaths. As of 2016, motorcyclist deaths made up 22.6% of the auto accident death total, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. It may not always be possible to avoid distracted and negligent drivers while on a motorcycle. Obeying… read more

Dentist Malpractice vs. Medical Malpractice

Posted on July 25, 2019 in Medical Malpractice

Malpractice is the failure to comply with the accepted standards of care in a profession, typically resulting in harm to a client, customer or patient. The most common use of the term malpractice is in the health care industry. Medical malpractice refers to a health care practitioner’s professional negligence or misconduct that causes injury or… read more

Nevada’s Informed Consent Laws

Posted on July 24, 2019 in Firm News

Informed consent is a term you may hear as a patient in Las Vegas, Nevada. It refers to your right to get all the facts and information about a medical procedure before agreeing to the treatment. Not only must you sign a written form to give your consent, but you must also feel satisfied that… read more

Las Vegas Bicycle Laws

Posted on July 23, 2019 in Firm News

Bicycling in Las Vegas, Nevada is a great way to save money on gas and get some exercise this summer. Staying safe on your bike, however, takes constant vigilance in such a busy city. In 2016, two bicyclists died in traffic accidents in Las Vegas. Learning and obeying the city’s bicycle laws can help you… read more

How Does PIP and Medpay Coverage Work In Nevada?

Posted on June 24, 2019 in Car Accident,Personal Injury

The state of Nevada requires all registered drivers to purchase minimum car insurance. This is because the state operates under a “fault” car accident system, in which the at-fault driver is responsible for compensating all damages caused by the accident. In Nevada, drivers must meet the following minimum insurance requirements resulting from its fault-based status:… read more

Nevada Car Insurance Requirements

Posted on June 21, 2019 in Car Accident,Personal Injury

Nevada operates under a “fault” car accident system, which dictates the rules surrounding auto insurance and who pays for the damage resulting from car accidents. In fault-based states, the court decides which driver is at fault in causing the accident. This driver is responsible for the damages caused by the accident. The injured driver involved… read more