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  • How Is Legal Marijuana Impacting Crash Rates?

    a crashed car, car accident lawyerA study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reviewed insurance claims for vehicle crashes from 2012 to 2016 and found that in states which had legalized marijuana, there was a three percent increase in collision rates relative to neighboring states who did not legalize marijuana. […]

    Is Your Chainsaw Safe?

    a worker is using chainsaw, personal injury lawyerMany chainsaw injuries are caused by careless use, but a large number result from poorly designed or defective chainsaws and parts, inadequate warnings, or incorrect operating instructions from the manufacturer. […]

    5 Ways Railroads Try to Avoid Liability in a FELA Claim

    railway-tracks, FELA attorneyRailroads use a variety of tactics to attempt to avoid liability for FELA injury claims. Unlike workers’ compensation laws, which do not require the worker to establish fault in an injury case, a successful FELA claim requires the injured worker to prove that the negligence of the railroad caused the accident. […]

    When Poor Road Conditions Cause an Accident

    a car driving on a poor condition road, car accident attorneyAccording to a recently released study, 34 percent of the Las Vegas Valley’s freeways and major thoroughfares are in a mediocre or poor condition which contributes to significantly higher costs on Las Vegas motorists. Dangerous road conditions are a leading cause of traffic accidents, […]

    Kids with Guns: Who Is Liable?

    a gun, personal injury lawyerGun owners may be liable for the injuries and deaths that are caused when kids accidentally shoot someone. Of the 265 kid-with-gun shootings reported in 2015, 83 resulted in a death. Forty-one young shooters killed themselves. Forty-two times someone else died from the accidental shooting. […]

    Railroads Are Not on the Fast Track to Safety

    close view of railroad track, fela attorneyRailroads are required to install positive train control technology but a report by the FRA shows that while some railroads have made significant progress, many freight and commuter railroads are not on the fast track to safety and have yet to install a single radio tower or […]

    How Does FELA Measure Up to Workers’ Compensation?

    a claim file, las vegas personal injury lawyerThe Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) allows railroad workers to file claims for compensation when injuries are suffered while working on the railroad. FELA predates the workers’ compensation system and provides similar types of coverage for injured workers.  […]

    Why are Teens at Such High Risk for Drowsy Driving?

    back view of two people driving on road, personal injury lawyerIt’s no secret that teens are at high risk for getting into car accidents, especially in the first few months after getting a driver’s license. In 2015, six teens ages 16-19 died every day in vehicle-related accidents. While not all of those accidents were related to drowsy driving, teens underestimate the risk […]

    Can Humans and Machines Get Along on Shared Roads?

    autonomous shuttle bus model, las vegas car accident lawyerAs semi-autonomous driving vehicles begin to share the roads with human-driven cars and trucks, a number of safety concerns about the interaction between the two have emerged. Common human interactions between drivers, other motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians that help prevent accidents and mishaps may become more complicated as drivers let machines take the wheel. […]

    Second Mortgages Are Twice the Headache for Short Sales

    a home for sale, short saleWhen a second mortgage is held on a property, the release of the loan by two different entities is required, making the short sale process twice as difficult and twice as much work. Understanding the rights of each lender in a short sale can help homeowners make informed decisions throughout the process. […]