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Bicycle Accidents

Information by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2011 revealed interesting statistics pertaining to bicyclists. Unfortunately, the information is not all positive. In 2011, 677 cyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents. In 2011, an additional 48,000 were injured in motor vehicle…
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Boating Accidents

There are many boating accidents that occur each year. The U.S. Coast Guard tabulated the following information regarding boating accidents in the U.S. in 2012. 4515 boating accidents occurred. 651 deaths. 3000 injuries. $38 million property damage – from recreational…
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Bone Fracture Injuries

A bone fracture or broken bone occurs when a force exerted against a bone is stronger than it can structurally withstand.  The most common sites for bone fractures include the wrist, ankle and hip.  Treatments include setting the limb in a plaster cast or surgically pinning the bone ends back…
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Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury is a jolt or blow to the head that can disrupt the brain’s function.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries and many are left with the debilitating effects long after the injury occurred.  Men are…
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Car Accidents

Las Vegas drivers are required to drive safely and in accordance with the rules and regulations as set forth by the State of Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Many drivers are not even aware that it is illegal to text or talk on a cellphone while driving. Texting while driving or using a cellphone is a form of…
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Construction Site and Worksite Accidents

According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics, nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the United States on any given day.  Each year construction accidents and construction site negligence account for thousands of injuries…
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Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

Unfortunately, dog bites and canine attacks are very common and can cause serious injuries, including permanent disfigurement, nerve and tissue damage and psychological trauma.  In extreme cases, dog attacks may result in death.  If you have been attacked by a vicious dog you may need the help…
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Drunk Driving Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following information pertains to intoxicated and impaired drivers. 30: the number of people per day in the United States who die in a motor vehicle crash that involves an alcohol-impaired driver. 48: every 48 minutes there…
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Head Injuries

A head injury is any trauma that injures the scalp, skull, or brain.  The injury may be only a minor bump on the skull or a serious brain injury.  Around 40% of spinal cord and head injuries are caused by auto, truck or motorcycle accidents including SUV rollovers, or accidents involving…
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Highway Automobile Accidents

The Nevada Department of Transportation has made a great effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities on Nevada roads and it has been somewhat effective – until data from 2012 revealed that there were more traffic deaths in 2012 than the previous year. The Nevada Department of…
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Insurance Bad Faith

Every contract contains what is called an “implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing,” whether neither party will do anything to injure the right of the other to receive the benefits of the agreement. Insurance companies are required to willingly pay claims properly and promptly…
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Medical Malpractice

Not every bad medical outcome is due to doctor negligence. Sometimes patients die or suffer serious injuries even when the health care provider did everything right. Further, a claim for malpractice can be made only if the unreasonable behavior caused an injury. However, if your treatment…
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Motorcycle Accidents

There is a lot of varying data as to what causes motorcycle accidents. Common reasons include the following: Motorcycles are often “invisible” to automobile or truck drivers. For this reason, motorcycles are often ignored and accidents occur. Automobiles and trucks often cut off motorcycles by making left hand…
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Pedestrian Accidents

In 2010 more than 4,280 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic crashes in the U.S., according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, 70,000 pedestrians were injured This equates to one crash-related pedestrian death every two hours. This equals a pedestrian injury every 8 minutes…
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Slip and Fall Accidents

Thousands of people are injured every year from slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents in Nevada and throughout the United States, is a claim or case based on a person slipping or tripping and falling.  It is a tort, and based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing…
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Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal and it often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and other body functions below the site of the injury.  Often it may feel as though every aspect of your life will be affected…
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Truck Accidents

There are many reasons why trucks get into accidents with other vehicles. Commercial trucks come in many different sizes and weights. This has much to do with the handling, performance and roadworthiness of the vehicle. A “big rig” (which may also be known as an 18-wheeler) consists of a semi-trailer as…
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Truck Company Errors

There are many reasons why trucks get into accidents with other vehicles. Commercial trucks come in many different sizes and weights. This has much to do with the handling, performance and roadworthiness of the vehicle. A “big rig” (which may also be known as an 18-wheeler) consists of a semi-trailer as…
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Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck driver fatigue is a dangerous condition that contributes to trucking accidents, injuries and death. Truck driver fatigue results from too much driving and not enough rest. In fact, truck driver fatigue is now taken so seriously that new hours-of-service rules were instituted on July 1, 2013…
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Trucker Negligence

Professional truck drivers are held to a higher standard of care than non-commercial drivers who drive non-commercial cars and trucks. Professional truck drivers must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License under the rules of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These drivers must obtain…
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Commercial Trucking Accidents

Commercial trucks are extremely heavy and can weigh up to 70,000 or 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. Whether a “big rig” or an “18-wheeler,” these giant trucks contribute in large part to America’s ability to transport goods and materials quickly, whether interstate or intrastate. In fact, the American…
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Fatal Truck Accidents

In terms of the size of the large trucks, it makes sense that only 2% of the individuals in the trucks die. The truck provides enormous protection in comparison to a relatively tiny car, which may weigh 3,000 or 4,000 lbs. The truck may weigh up to 80,000 lbs. when it is fully loaded. If a loved one lost…
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Truck Drivers Under the Influence

Professional truck drivers must obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Commercial Driver’s License Program. Under the heading of Major Violations While Operating a Motor Vehicle, the first violations include…
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Overloaded Trucks

It really all comes down to one simple fact: trucks that are overloaded with cargo are more susceptible to accidents than trucks that are not overloaded. An overloaded truck can cause many problems, including the following: Cargo that is stacked too high raises the center of gravity – and the likelihood of a truck rollover…
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Proper Truck Maintenance

Trucks must be properly and frequently maintained for safe, optimal performance. Brakes must be properly maintained, adjusted and worn out parts must be replaced. Brakes must not be out of adjustment Drivers should be intimately familiar with the condition of their brakes and tires and replace…
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Proving Liability in Truck Accident Claims

When a commercial truck – such as an 18 wheeler – is involved in an accident with a car, your attorney must be able to prove that the truck driver was liable, or at fault, for the accident. This is especially so if injuries were involved or if a death occurred. Because the laws that govern the trucking…
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Tractor-Trailer Accidents

A tractor-trailer is a combination of a trucking unit that consists of a truck connected to a trailer. These are also called semitrailers, semi trucks, tractor-trailer rigs, 18 wheelers, big rigs and by other names. The smaller front cab serves as a combination engine and driver station, in which there may be a…
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Workers Compensation

A work injury can be devastating, both to the injured worker and to his or her family.  In addition to dealing with the medical reality of an injury, injured workers must also cope with the economic effects of that injury such as medical bills and the loss of family income….
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Wrongful Death

If a person is killed because of the wrongful conduct of a person or persons, the decedent’s heirs and other beneficiaries may file a wrongful death action against those responsible for the decedent’s death.  This area of tort law is governed by statute.  Wrongful death statutes vary from…
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Underinsured and Uninsured Motorists

It is illegal to drive in Nevada without auto liability insurance coverage.  However, the sad reality is that many drivers on the road today drive without car insurance.  The majority of Nevada motorists carry low limits of Bodily Injury coverage.  You can protect yourself from the losses and costs associated with injuries caused by other…
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