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  • Clark County Attempts to Reduce Number of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 28-Nov-2011

    The recent increase in the number of fatal pedestrian accidents has put the spotlight on Clark County. Officials held a town hall meeting to address the issue of how to reduce the high number of pedestrian accident fatalities in the county. According to an 8 News Now news report, there have been 27 pedestrian fatalities so far this year in Clark County. The most recent fatalities include a girl ...
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  • Driving and Traveling Safely During the Thanksgiving Holiday

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 24-Nov-2011

    AAA estimates that more than 42.5 million motorists will travel over 50 miles this Thanksgiving. The holiday is one of the few times of year when motorists get in their car to take long distance road trips. Holiday driving can be difficult, stressful, and, in some cases, treacherous. Anyone who plans on hitting the road this week would be well advised to keep in mind these safe travel tips. The ...
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  • Driver Faces Charges in Connection with Fatal Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 21-Nov-2011

    A 78-year-old woman faces three charges, including vehicle manslaughter, following a Las Vegas pedestrian accident that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old girl. According to a news report in The Las Vegas Review Journal, the fatal car accident occurred at Camino Eldorado and Bent Arrow Drive in Las Vegas. Officials say the driver failed to yield to the three children as they crossed the road in ...
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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer || 18-Nov-2011

    According to the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), 199 people were injured in Nevada truck accidents in the year 2010. Understanding the common causes of truck accidents can help motorists avoid being injured in one. All Nevada drivers should remember that trucks have large blind spots, are tough to slow down, and are difficult to maneuver. Keeping a safe distance from ...
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  • Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 14-Nov-2011

    Under distracted driving laws in Nevada, drivers are not allowed to text while driving. Texting is not, however, the only form of distracted driving that can lead to a serious injury accident. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of Las Vegas car accidents. Distracted driving can include a variety of activities, such as: texting while driving, talking on the cell phone, adjusting the ...
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  • Las Vegas Girl Fatally Struck by Drunk Driver While Trick-or-Treating

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 12-Nov-2011

    A 12-year-old girl was killed in a Las Vegas car accident, which police say involved a driver who was speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs. According to a CBS News report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred in Las Vegas Halloween night. Officials say the young victim was trick-or-treating with her aunt and cousins when a 2009 Mazda RX-8 struck her. She was ...
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  • The Costs Associated with Catastrophic Injuries

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 7-Nov-2011

    A catastrophic injury is one that will permanently affect the victim’s quality of life and his or her ability to earn a livelihood. This type of devastating injury can result from a Las Vegas car accident, pedestrian accident, slip-and-fall accident, or even a workplace accident. Victims who have suffered serious injuries because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing would be well ...
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  • Compensation Available to Injured Workers in Las Vegas

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 2-Nov-2011

    Workers compensation laws are designed to provide support for individuals who are injured or disabled on the job. Victims of Las Vegas workplace injuries and their families may seek support through workers compensation insurance. Unfortunately, filing for workers compensation benefits in Nevada can be difficult, confusing, and time-consuming. An experienced workers compensation attorney can help ...
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