Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In Nevada, a wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit for the death of someone as a result of another person’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing. A wrongful death claim could compensate surviving family members or the decedent’s estate for losses relating to the tragedy. These may include medical bills, lost wages, lost inheritance, funeral and burial costs, and emotional distr...

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What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death?

After someone else’s negligence causes serious injuries or death, victims or surviving loved ones may have several legal remedies available to them. Nevada courts permit many different types of criminal and civil proceedings. The most appropriate type of claim between medical malpractice and wrongful death will depend on the circumstances and facts of the case, and the goals of the person filin...

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What Is the Car Accident Claim Process Like?

After an auto accident, you may not know your rights or how to seek compensation for your damages. You know you were not at fault for the wreck, but where do you turn now for financial recovery? Can you trust car insurance companies to do what is best for you? Although each case is unique, the basic claims process remains essentially the same in Nevada. Knowing what to expect can help you prote...

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Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Nevada gives certain personal injury accident victims and surviving family members the right to file lawsuits against the at-fault parties in pursuit of monetary damages. Personal injury lawsuits serve to compensate victims for losses they suffered because of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intent to harm. The goal of a personal injury case is to give the injured victim (the plaint...

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How Soon Should I File a Police Report After an Auto Accident?

Nevada law requires you to call the police after auto accidents that cause injuries or fatalities. If the crash caused personal injuries, deaths, or property damage exceeding $750, you legally have to submit a Report of Traffic Accident to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within 10 days of your accident. The police can submit this report for you, if you call 911 from the scene of y...

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If a Pothole Causes My Car Accident, Who Is Liable?

Roadway defects commonly cause car accidents in Nevada. Poorly maintained roads, heavy traffic, and lots of wear and tear can result in hazards such as cracks and potholes. These hazards can be dangerous for drivers, who may suffer property damage, an auto accident, or personal injuries from driving over or around them. If you or a loved one suffered damages from a pothole, contact a read more

What Is the Difference Between Personal Injury and Bodily Injury?

After an accident that causes injury, you will likely hear the terms personal injury and bodily injury often. Some may use these terms interchangeably, but they have entirely different meanings under Nevada insurance law. A common mistake as an insurance policyholder is to purchase personal injury protec...

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What to Do After an Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver

When a driver causes an accident with another, the at-fault driver could potentially face criminal charges as well as civil liability for the victim’s damages. This is especially true in drunk driving cases, as driving under the influence is against the law. However, how does an injured driver prove that the driver who caused h...

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Can I Sue if I Am Injured at a Hotel Pool Party?

If you suffer injuries during a hotel pool party, the hotel is not automatically liable for the incident. Depending on the exact circumstances of a pool party-related injury at a hotel, liability could potentially fall to a different party or multiple parties. If the victim has any question as to whether the hotel shares liability for the incident, he or she should carefully analyze the circums...

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What are the Dangers of Walking While Texting?

Texting is one of the most popular forms of communication in America. However, the ease and convenience of texting unfortunately encourages some individuals to engage in unsafe practices. Although it may sound farfetched, texting while walking can be almost as dangerous as texting while driving, and those who text while walki...

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