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  • Are Navigational Apps as Dangerous as Texting and Driving?

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 31-Aug-2015

    While most people already know that texting and talking on the phone while driving are dangerous practices, many individuals fail to notice that using navigational apps while driving is dangerous as well. With navigational apps such as Google Maps, Waze, and others, many people rely on their cell phones to help them commute from point-A to point-B. Of course, this increases the risks of accidents ...
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  • Tips for Filing Whiplash Injury Claims after a Car Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 25-Aug-2015

    If you have been involved in a car accident, it is a good idea to receive a medical evaluation for whiplash, even if you are not yet experiencing any pain or other symptoms. Even minor collisions have the potential to cause injury to the neck and spine, and it is better to receive prompt medical attention now than to find out later that your injury has worsened over time. Also known as Whiplash ...
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  • Justice Department Approves Retroactive Social Security Benefits for Gay Couples

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 24-Aug-2015

    Same-sex married couples from states that did not recognize their marriages were finally able to begin collecting social security benefits last week. The Social Security Administration will now retroactively be applying the Obergefell v. Hodges decision to couples with pending claims who were married before the SCOTUS decision and who lived in states that previously did not recognize same-sex ...
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  • Proposed Bill Would Allow Teens to Drive Commercial Trucks Across State Lines

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 19-Aug-2015

    Under current federal law, drivers have to be 21 to get behind the wheel of commercial trucks that travel across state lines. A newly proposed bill making its way through Congress, however, is looking to lower that age limit to 18, and in effect allow 18-, 19-, and 20-year-olds to drive commercial trucks long distances. Here are some more details about the bill: The bill would change federal law ...
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  • Sleepy Truckers: The Dangers of Fatigued Truck Drivers

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 18-Aug-2015

    At any time of day, you can count on seeing at least one truck driver occupying one of the right lanes. This is because these motorists are required to make long trips in order to deliver cargo to various destinations. However, these long hours of driving cause truck drivers to suffer mental and physical fatigue. In fact, fatigue is the cause of roughly 40% of all truck accidents, and it creates ...
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  • The Dangers of Drinking Coffee While Driving

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 12-Aug-2015

    Any kind of distracted driving is dangerous. However, many people fail to notice that they participate in distracted driving activities on a regular basis. In fact, many drivers participate in one of the most dangerous types of distracted driving- eating and drinking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrate states the persons who eat or drink while driving increase the likelihood of car ...
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  • Nevada's Division of Industrial Relations Reviews Discount Rate for First Time in Fifteen Years

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 11-Aug-2015

    The Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) has recently announced that it is in the process of reviewing their formula for converting partial disability awards into lump sums after failing to do so for the past 15 years. Although a Nevada state statute requires the DIR to conduct this review annually, they have not done so since 2000 and have not changed their computation rate since 1997. This ...
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  • Back to School Safety: Tips for Your Child's Walk to School

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 6-Aug-2015

    Do your children walk to school on a regular basis? If so, it is important to teach your children important safety precautions they should consider when venturing off to learn. With the start of the school year quickly approaching, it is best to explain certain things to your children, now, so that you can ensure safety habits will become second nature. For this reason, we have listed some helpful ...
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  • How to File an OSHA Complaint

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 4-Aug-2015

    Every job can be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not put in place. For retail, a worker might see that mannequin fixtures are unstable and for that reason, are able to fall and injure other employees or guests. In the oilfield industry, workers may notice unsecured machinery that has the potential to trap or crush a person. No matter what the jobs, hazards should be avoided at all ...
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  • Are Camp Lejeune Veterans Being Denied Disability?

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 3-Aug-2015

    On July 7, 2015, Private First Class Donald Burpee died of kidney cancer at 59 years old. During his 8-year cancer battle, the Veterans Affairs (VA) denied Burpee disability despite the probability that Burpee’s cancer was caused by living conditions he experienced while in the Marine Corps. Sadly, Burpee died not knowing whether his widowed wife, his children, or his grandchildren would ...
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