Boating Accident

Can My Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury claims involve collecting damages for losses related to an accident you did not cause, including medical expenses, lost wages, and more. However, the damages you collect must relate to the accident in question. If you have a pre-existing injury, your case may become more complicated – but you can still collect compensation through a lawsuit or insurance claim. What Is a Pre-Exi...

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How to Report a Boating Accident in Nevada

Boating on Nevada’s beautiful lakes is a popular pastime in our state. Just like operating a car, however, operating a boat carries a risk of an accident. Nevada state law requires you to report any boating accidents to the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). When you report a boating accident to NDOW, you can strengthen your case in a future insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit with th...

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What Are Emotional Distress Damages in a Personal Injury Claim?

The context surrounding most personal injury claims is rarely lighthearted in nature. Often, individuals suffer from emotional damages incurred by the incident and the physical injuries they sustain. Instead of discounting the emotional aspect of an accident, a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer offers plaintiffs the opportunity to seek compensation as a form of recovery. Are Emotional Damages t...

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7 Safety Tips to Prevent Nevada Boating Accidents

We have the benefit of living in an area where the weather for boating lasts year-round. However, this flexibility also has a dark side. Boating accidents are common throughout Nevada and can lead to serious injury and wrongful death. By observing a few simple tips, you can reduce your risk of injury and enjoy safe days on the water. If you've been injured on a lake in a Nevada, contact a Las V...

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What You Need to Know About Nevada’s Good Samaritan Laws

Many states have passed Good Samaritan laws to encourage bystanders to act and help in emergency situations. These laws came about to combat growing fears of causing more damage and ending up in a lawsuit for trying to help accident victims. Nevada has a Good Samaritan law, found in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Section 41.500. Here’s a breakdown of what to know about this law as a Nevada citiz...

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Summer in Vegas Means a Rise in Boating Accidents

Summer brings a rise in boating accidents that result in personal injuries, property damages, and in some cases, death. A Las Vegas accident lawyer commonly sees Lake Mead boating accidents and serious injuries as summer approaches each year. Lake Mead Boating Accidents Boating is a popular summer pastime on Lake Mead, and as temperatures rise, so do boating accidents. Although boating accident...

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Summer is Here, Be Careful of Hidden Dangers in the Water

Electric Shock Drowning (ESD), or drowning due to an electric shock, is an increasing phenomenon near docks and boats in freshwater lakes likely due to the increased use of electrical systems and appliances aboard boats. This may seem like an outlandish problem however deaths and injuries related to ESD have been on a steady rise in the past few years. Instances of ESD have been reported in fre...

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