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Category: Personal Injury

Numerous Claggett & Sykes Lawyers Selected to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Posted on July 27, 2021 in Firm News,Personal Injury

Super Lawyers List We are pleased to announce that several of our lawyers have been selected to the 2021 Mountain States Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of lawyers in the Mountain States (Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming). Sean Claggett – selected to the Super Lawyers… read more

Why Computers May Handle Your Next Property Damage Claim

Posted on May 26, 2021 in Car Accident,Personal Injury

The nation’s second largest auto insurance company, GEICO, announced it would start using artificial intelligence (AI) in its auto claim and repair process. GEICO will use AI technology from a company named Tractable to review property damage estimates. GEICO promises quicker, more accurate estimates for its customers using AI and hopes to greatly speed up the claims process.    … read more

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in Nevada?

Posted on January 12, 2021 in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury

Medical malpractice is a type of civil claim you may have if a health care provider, such as a doctor or hospital, failed to fulfill the medical standards of care while providing treatment, resulting in an injury or illness. Medical malpractice is a complicated area of personal injury law, with many statutes specifically related to… read more

How Long Do You Have to Go to the Doctor After a Slip and Fall?

Posted on January 4, 2021 in Personal Injury,Slip and Fall Accidents

If you get injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to go to a hospital as soon as possible. If you do not notice the symptoms of an injury right away, however, you may delay in seeking medical care. Before you file an insurance claim, find out how a delay in care… read more

6 Things to Do After a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident

Posted on December 9, 2020 in Personal Injury,Slip and Fall Accidents

A slip, trip and fall accident can occur when you least expect it – such as while you are working or shopping at your local grocery store. Fall accidents often occur due to negligence, such as a property owner ignoring a known slip and fall hazard. In this scenario, you may be able to collect… read more

Motorcycle Laws in Nevada 2021

Posted on December 8, 2020 in Motorcycle Accident,Personal Injury

Motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer fatal injuries in traffic accidents than motor vehicle occupants. In 2019, 51 motorcyclists lost their lives in Nevada traffic accidents. One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Nevada is breaking traffic laws. If every driver and motorcyclist in Nevada obeyed the law, far fewer collisions… read more

Do I Have to File a Police Report After a Minor Car Accident in Las Vegas?

Posted on December 2, 2020 in Car Accident,Personal Injury

Getting into a car accident in Las Vegas can be stressful and confusing. You may not know how to react properly, such as what to say to the other driver or whether you need to call the police. Making the mistake of failing to file a police report when the law legally requires you to… read more

Settlements vs. Verdicts in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Posted on November 10, 2020 in Personal Injury

While researching personal injury claims, you may come across the terms “settlement” and “verdict.” Both of these terms refer to the compensation or financial award an injured victim can collect during an injury claim. However, they refer to two different legal processes. Recognizing which type of award is best to pursue in your case requires… read more

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