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Ordinary Negligence vs. Gross Negligence: What’s the Difference?

Posted on October 17, 2020 in Personal Injury

Two standards of negligence exist: ordinary and gross negligence. Negligence is the foundation of most personal injury claims in Nevada. It describes a breach of the duty to exercise reasonable care. When one person is negligent and this causes another person harm, the injured plaintiff can request compensation from the negligent party. Whether the defendant… read more

How Are Loss of Earnings Calculated After an Injury?

Posted on October 16, 2020 in Car Accident,Personal Injury

An accident can affect a victim in many negative ways, including removing the ability to earn a living wage. Work interruptions for medical treatments or due to a permanent disability could make an already difficult time worse by putting more financial pressure on a family. Knowing how to calculate loss of earnings during a personal… read more

Are Auto Accident Insurance Settlements Taxable?

Posted on September 11, 2020 in Car Accident,Personal Injury

Receiving an insurance settlement check for an auto accident can give you the relief, financial stability and peace of mind you need to finally move forward. Your check can cover expensive medical costs, lost wages, vehicle repairs and more. Come tax time, however, you may face another challenge: determining whether or not you need to… read more

Accidents in Construction Zones: Who is Liable?

Posted on September 10, 2020 in Car Accident,Personal Injury

Transportation accidents are a common cause of worker death in the construction industry. Construction zone car accidents are not only a threat to workers, however. These crashes regularly injure and kill motor vehicle drivers as well. If you were in an accident in a construction zone in Nevada, you may be eligible for compensation. Learn… read more

How We Prepare for a Case

Posted on July 15, 2020 in Firm News,Personal Injury

Claggett & Sykes is not like other law firms. Our Las Vegas personal injury attorney’s preparation process for every case we accept is intensive. We prepare each case as if it will go to trial – even if we expect a successful settlement. Preparing cases for trial gives us aggressive legal strategies so we can… read more

What Is Arbitration in a Personal Injury Case?

Posted on July 14, 2020 in Car Accident,Personal Injury

Handling a personal injury claim in Las Vegas, Nevada takes an understanding of a few basic legal terms and processes. One is arbitration. This is a type of meeting between the parties involved in a case. It is a form of alternative dispute resolution, meaning an alternative to going to trial. Arbitration could save a… read more

What Do Insurance Adjusters Look for When Evaluating Your Claim?

Posted on July 13, 2020 in Car Accident,Personal Injury

When you submit a personal injury or car accident claim to an insurance company, it will go through an evaluation process. The person in charge of this process is called an insurance claims adjuster. This is the agent who will contact you shortly after you submit a claim to ask questions and obtain more information…. read more

What to Do After a Slip and Fall

Posted on July 13, 2020 in Personal Injury,Premises Liability,Slip and Fall Accidents

Every year, over one million people are injured from slips, trips, and falls in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control. Slip and falls can lead to a wide range of injuries, including sprains, strains, broken bones, spinal cord damage, and head trauma. These injuries can completely disrupt your life, which is why… read more

Tire Blowout Accident Lawsuits

Posted on June 25, 2020 in Car Accident,Personal Injury

Tires are some of the most important parts of a vehicle in terms of roadworthiness, driver control and safety. The tires are the vehicle’s connection to the road. If the tire has an issue, such as not enough air or worn tread, it could pop, leak or explode – making it impossible for the driver… read more

Who Is Liable After a Commercial Truck Collision in Las Vegas?

Posted on June 24, 2020 in Personal Injury,Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks haul millions of tons of freight around the US each year. They are responsible for transporting almost three-fourths of all of the country’s cargo annually. Unfortunately, big rigs and 18-wheelers are not always suited for safe transport. In 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recorded 4,657 fatal large truck accidents. This… read more