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Urgency Language, Convenience Fees May Be FDCPA Violations

man pointing at screen with dollar signs, FDCPA violationThe CFPB has issued new guidelines aimed at protecting consumers from predatory "urgency fees" that lead consumers to believe that their only option is to pay the fee if they wish t...

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When Hazing Becomes Deadly

a depressed young man, personal injury lawyerOver the last 30 years, at least one hazing death has occurred every year on U.S. college campuses, and some years show multiple deaths on certain campuses. The vast majority of hazing deaths o...

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Beware of Student Loan Debt Relief Operations

coins spell a debt word, debt lawyerConsumers searching for student loan debt relief solutions should be wary of outlandish promises and claims that don't stand up to scrutiny. These scams can damage an individual's credit, drain savings acc...

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Prosecuting an Injury Claim Against a Friend or Family Member

a gavel with a law book, personal injuryVictims of injuries that occur in the homes of friends or family members can file injury claims and seek compensation for damages under the homeowner's insurance policy.

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When Debt Collection Meets Technology

man is using computer, fdcpa violationAdvances in technology do not shield creditors from their responsibilities and potential liability for violating consumer rights under the terms of the Fair Debt Collection Practices...

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Bright Ideas for Fire Safety During the Holidays [infographic]

Installing safe holiday lighting and following fire safety tips for decorating can prevent fires that result in serious injuries and significant property damages during the holiday season. If you or a family member was seriously injured in an accident, call a Las Vegas injury lawyer at Cogburn Law Offices today for a free case consultation.

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How Las Vegas is Using Technology to Become Safer, Faster, and Cleaner

a control monitor, las vegas accident attorneyLas Vegas is testing smart technology functions that will provide benefits to the city. The downtown district is a testing center where multiple city programs are being tested for technology be...

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What To Do When Identity Theft Happens

a hacker, fcra attorneyPrompt action including the issuance of fraud alerts and contacting creditors is essential when identity theft happens. In 2016, it was estimated that 15.4 million consumers were victims of identity theft. These crim...

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New “Smart Tires” Roll with the Future of Safety

car new tire, car accidentNew “smart tires” use special sensors and compressors to control tire pressure and help tires adapt to different road conditions. These advanced technologies can help to prevent car accidents that result in injuri...

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Accusations Are Mounting Against RoundUp Pesticide

poisonous pesticide, personal injuryRecent reports have categorized Roundup pesticide, a popular weed-killer, as a carcinogen to humans. Data reveals a link between the active chemical ingredient, glyphosate, and various illnesses...

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