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Category: Personal Injury

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

How to Find the Best Lawyer for You Without the Stress

Posted on May 26, 2020 in Brain Injuries,Car Accident,Firm News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Accident,Pedestrian Accidents,Personal Injury,Premises Liability,Product Defect,Product Liability,Slip and Fall Accidents,Truck Accidents,Wrongful Death

Let’s be honest, no one wants to hire a lawyer. If you need a lawyer, you’re probably going through a tough time and trying to find the right lawyer just adds to the stress. There are a lot of lawyers out there to choose from. Not every attorney is right for every client, and not… read more

How Driver Fatigue Can Lead to Truck Accidents

Posted on May 21, 2020 in Personal Injury,Truck Accidents

Millions of commercial motor vehicles carry goods across state lines every day in the US. Although trucking companies and their employees have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their transports, they may act negligently in ways that cause accidents. In 2017, 4,657 fatal motor vehicle collisions involved large trucks. One of the most common… read more

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