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  • No More Paper Checks for the Social Security Administration

    Posted By Las Vegas Injury Attorney || 25-May-2011

    The U.S. Treasury Department has implemented a new rule to phase out paper checks for federal benefit and non-tax payments by March 1, 2013, according to The Boston Globe. This includes payments from the Social Security Administration, Office of Personnel Management, Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor and Railroad Retirement Board. Replacing the paper check system will be an electronic direct ...
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  • The Role of Truck Driver Negligence in Nevada Big Rig Accidents

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 25-May-2011

    Nevada is a major thoroughfare for long-haul truckers. The addition of huge and heavy big rigs, tractor-trailers, and semi-trucks to Nevada roads can be very intimidating to other motorists, which is why many drive uneasily when a large truck or two pull up alongside them on a multi-lane highway. The distinguishing size features of a truck also make them very dangerous. A Nevada truck accident can ...
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  • Safety Tips for Las Vegas Pedestrians

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer || 23-May-2011

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 35 pedestrians were killed and countless more injured in Nevada motor-vehicle accidents in 2009. The combination of Nevada weather and easy access to casinos, restaurants and retail shops, especially on the Strip, make Las Vegas an ideal walking city. Although walking is a very healthy means of transportation, it can also be ...
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  • Who Can Get Social Security Disability Benefits in Nevada?

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 18-May-2011

    Generally put, you qualify for monthly Social Security Disability Income/Insurance (SSDI) benefits if you worked in a job or jobs covered by Social Security and you have a medical condition that Social Security considers a disability. This seems simple, but very specific definitions accompany the two aforementioned requirements, and can complicate your application process. If you have become ...
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  • When to File a Nevada Premises Liability Claim

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 16-May-2011

    Nevada land and property owners have an obligation to keep their land or property safe and in proper repair for those intending to be there, be it a grocery store, shopping mall, storefront sidewalk, casino, or restaurant. If the owner does not maintain a safe environment and that negligence causes a Nevada personal injury accident, the owner can be held liable for the victims’ losses. The ...
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  • Toyota Recalls Over 300,000 Vehicles due to Airbag Defect

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 13-May-2011

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Toyota is initiating a nationwide recall of approximately 307,848 Toyota Highlanders, Highlander Hybrids, and RAV4s as the result of a defect in the Curtain Shield Airbag (CSA) system. The recall is to begin in May. Toyota is recalling 307,848 potentially affected model year 2008 Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, and model year ...
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  • Preventing Las Vegas Bicycle Accidents

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 11-May-2011

    Nevada has a hot dry climate well suited to alternative modes of transportation like bicycling. However, the high traffic congestion within Las Vegas can be a very dangerous place for a cyclist. Making sure to follow the proper rules of the road and taking safety precautions can help prevent a Las Vegas car accident and keep a bicyclist safe and uninjured. There are certain road rules and safety ...
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