The Dangers of a Dip in the Pool

Swimming and summer go hand in hand in Las Vegas, and in 2016 there were 50 submersion events in public and private pools in Southern Nevada that resulted in 9 fatalities. Fortunately, so far in 2017, 26 non-fatal submersions and zero fatalities have been reported. Even though the fatality rates […]

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Comparative Negligence Defined

Comparative negligence is the primary theory of tortfeasor recovery for the vast majority of injured persons. Negligence is a broad “umbrella” term that denotes a cause of action for the recovery of damages due to injuries sustained by the negligent (or careless) actions of another person. Negligence itself has broken […]

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Stay Alert: Drowsy Driving Kills

National Highway Transportation and Safety statistics show that approximately 75,000 injuries and 2,500 fatalities occur every year in the U.S. as a result of drowsy driving. Since drowsy driving is difficult to determine in car crashes, it’s believed that these numbers are significantly underestimated. Facts and Statistics According to a […]

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Dealing with Uninsured Drivers

Uninsured motorists aren’t “off the hook” if they cause personal injuries in an automobile accident. Figures from 2014 indicate that up to 20% of drivers in Nevada are not carrying automobile insurance. When these motorists cause personal injuries, injured parties can still pursue damages and claims from their own insurance […]

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When Accidents Happen on Lake Mead

Lake mead, located about 24 miles from Las Vegas, is one of the most popular lakes in the country, receiving between 8 million and 10 million visitors annually. Unfortunately, it also has one of the highest incidents of boating accidents, ranking fifth in the nation in 2013. Although many boating […]

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Crash Course in Bicycle Safety

Practicing bicycle safety can significantly reduce the risk for accidents that cause significant injuries and deaths on Nevada’s roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicycling is becoming an increasingly popular way for Americans of all ages to commute, enjoy exercise, and have fun. Unfortunately, more than […]

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Switching Attorneys – What You Need to Know

The relationship between lawyer and client is a contractual agreement that allows for one or both parties to terminate the agreement. With few exceptions, a plaintiff in a civil case may discharge their attorney and seek new representation at any time during the course of the case. When to Switch […]

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