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  • When Man's Best Friend Becomes Your Enemy: Dog Bite Law in Nevada

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 21-Apr-2017

    According to the American Pet Products Association 2015-2016 (APPA) , there are approximately 78 million dogs owned in the United States in approximately one-half of all households. In fact, if dogs were humans, they would represent approximately 25% of the total population of the United States. These numbers merely support the obvious – we are all destined to be in close contact with our ...
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  • Congress Considers Legislation that Could Limit Victims' Rights

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 24-Mar-2017

    The civil justice system has become has become the focal point contention and dispute waged largely by corporations, insurance companies, and big businesses that have interests in shielding themselves from liability when their actions, products, or companies cause preventable harm. As a personal injury law firm that has recovered over half a billion dollars in compensation for clients across ...
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  • Governmental Immunity - What Happens When you are Hurt by a Government Employee or Agent

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 22-Mar-2017

    Imagine you are driving home from work. You stop at a light, wait for it to turn green, and proceed cautiously into the intersection. Suddenly, a police cruiser enters the intersection from a perpendicular street, running a red light and barreling into your car. You suffer multiple injuries, including damage to your knee which results in surgery. What are your rights? Can you pursue a claim ...
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  • Do Bars and Liquor Stores Have a License to Kill?: Dram Shop Liability in Nevada

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 13-Mar-2017

    Nevada law immunizes bars in Nevada from liability arising from actions of their patrons after having been served or sold alcohol. In most situations, no matter how intoxicated a person becomes, his/her age, or how many drinks a bartender serves, a business is likely not liable for any injuries or damages caused by that conduct. Policies like this make Nevada attractive to bars, restaurants, and ...
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  • Can I Sue After a Nevada Hit & Run Accident?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 14-Oct-2016

    Imagine you’re driving down the road when the unthinkable happens: you’re struck by an oncoming vehicle. In the panic of the moment, you watch as the driver who hit you speeds away, leaving you to deal with your injuries and a damaged vehicle all by yourself. What can be done in this situation? Without the name, contact information, or insurance information of the other driver, who ...
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  • One Work-Related Car Accident, Two Cases

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 9-Sep-2016

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. If you are injured on the job while you are driving, and the accident was not your fault, you may have two cases and not just one. You will have a workers’ compensation claim, and you may also have what is called a third party claim against the driver’s insurance company. That means your case(s) will be more complicated than the usual workplace injury case. ...
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  • Motion for Stay: A Win in Court may not be a Win

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 12-Aug-2016

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. Let’s say you’ve been injured at work, and you file all of the necessary forms to submit your claim. The insurer takes its time – up to 30 days – to accept or deny your claim. Then, much to your surprise, the insurance company denies your claim. What now? The wise thing to do is to hire an attorney in order to fight to get your claim accepted. It ...
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  • What if You Were Hurt at Work and Test Positive for Marijuana?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 29-Jul-2016

    Many companies have a “zero-tolerance” drug and alcohol policy. Simply put, if you are using drugs or alcohol or are under the influence at work, they will terminate you. In fact, some company policies require that any employee that is hurt on the job must submit to a post-accident drug test. Based on that, you would probably think that if you tested positive for marijuana on your ...
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  • Were You Really "At Work" When You Got Injured?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-Jul-2016

    Here is hypothetical #1. You are a black jack dealer, and you are about to go on one of your many 20-minute breaks throughout your shift. You ascend down the escalator to the employee dining room and your foot gives way for some unknown reason, and you fall down the stairs. You are injured, including a sprained ankle and a tear within your knee. Here is hypothetical #2. You are a poker dealer and ...
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  • Water Safety Tips for Children & Families

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 11-Jul-2016

    It's summer in Nevada. If you and your loved ones plan on cooling off this summer with a trip to the lake, water park, or a dip in the pool, it’s important that you place an emphasis on staying safe. According to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), incidents around water lead to thousands of emergency room visits each year and thousands of fatal ...
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  • The Pre-Existing Problem in Workers' Compensation

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 20-May-2016

    Any person who gets injured on the job and is over the age of 30 typically will have something referenced in their medical records about degenerative conditions for body parts. In other words, naturally and overtime, body parts can become weaker or damaged due to aging. This is not uncommon. However, insurance companies love to see degeneration because many argue that they should not have to cover ...
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  • Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Rates Higher than Those of Larger Cities

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 10-May-2016

    On average, one person died every six days in pedestrian accidents throughout Las Vegas Valley according to last year’s statistics. These fatal collisions did not just occur in one type of place or during any particular time of day. Instead, these accidents occurred during various hours of the day and night and happened in places such as crosswalks and open roads. According to national ...
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  • Shook & Stone Launches New Mobile Applications for Android and Apple

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 3-May-2016

    Our team of Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Shook & Stone are excited to announce our new mobile device application that is now available in the Apple and Android marketplaces! Now, you can be just a tap away from contacting experienced legal representation no matter where you may be. These mobile applications can be found by clicking on the links located below, or through the app store ...
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  • Attorney John B. Shook Becomes Certified by Nevada Justice Association's Board of Personal Injury Specialization

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 25-Apr-2016

    Recently, the Nevada Justice Association has formed a Board of Personal Injury Specialization. Our team at Shook & Stone is pleased to announce that Attorney John B. Shook has passed the testing process and is now part of the inaugural class of personal injury specialists! In this position, Mr. Shook will be responsible for ensuring that various duties are completed. In addition, he will be ...
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  • 20 Automakers Agree to Make Automatic Braking Systems a Standard by 2022

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 25-Mar-2016

    According to an article published by Business Finance News, 20 vehicle manufacturers have agreed to make automatic braking systems a new standard for their vehicles by September 2022. The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 20 automakers that agreed, which also make up 99% of auto sales in the US, and the Insurance Institute for ...
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  • Nevada State Laws Now Refer to "Car Accidents" As "Car Crashes"

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 17-Feb-2016

    Recently, a new Nevada law has changed the way Nevada refers to car accidents. Instead of using the word, “accident,” the word, “crash,” is to be used. A woman from the Nevada Department of Transportation states this change has occurred so that people understand these crashes are preventable. In 2015, 321 drivers died in car crashes in Nevada. Many of these accidents were ...
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  • What is a Product Liability Case?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-Feb-2016

    As consumers, most people are constantly using various products to accomplish everyday responsibilities. For example, most people drive a car to work every day. Inside these vehicles are products such as airbags, which can malfunction and cause injury to a person. When persons get to work, many sit behind a laptop or computer, which are powered by electronics or batteries that can ignite if not ...
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  • Distracted Driving Makes NTSB's Most Wanted List

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 20-Jan-2016

    Recently, the National Transportation Safety board reported that distracted driving made the Top 10 Most Wanted List. This list refers to the most common and preventable accidents that cause numerous deaths each year. To uncover the information, NTSB performed 11 different investigations in 2003. The association found that an unacceptable amount of car accidents were caused by or involved drivers ...
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  • Are Harmful Toys on Your Local Department Store's Shelves?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 12-Jan-2016

    When parents go out to buy their children toys, they are probably aren’t thinking about the serious injuries their children can sustain due to such products. However, it may be wise for parents to research toys before purchasing the seemingly fun items for their children. An article titled, “30 th Annual Survey Finds Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves,” published by the United ...
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  • Driver Hits Dozens of Pedestrians in Las Vegas Strip Rampage

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 21-Dec-2015

    Last night at approximately 6:40 p.m., an Oregon woman repeatedly drove her 1996 Oldsmobile up onto a sidewalk on the Las Vegas strip, killing one person and injuring 37 more. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified 24-year-old Lakeisha N. Holloway as the driver of the vehicle. Holloway has been charged with murder with a deadly weapon, and may face additional charges including ...
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  • Dangerous Pets & Owner Liability

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 9-Dec-2015

    Unfortunately, there are too many cases that pop up in the news about dangerous dog attacks that result in serious injury or death. Sadly, many of them are young, and vulnerable children. Recently, a four-year-old Detroit boy was mauled to death after being ripped from his mother’s arms by four vicious pit bulls. Another pit bull attack case out of Elmont, NY resulted in the death of another ...
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  • Car-Accident Related Deaths on the Rise in 2015

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

    In 2014, the amount of fatal-injuries caused in car accidents decreased by 0.1% from the previous year. Unfortunately, for the first six months of 2015, the amount of car-accident related deaths rose 8.1%, accounting for 16,225 total deaths. As a result, many are speaking out, stating more needs to be done to combat these shockingly high statistics. What Changes Should Be Initiated? The ...
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  • Motorists of Passenger Vehicles and Motorcycles Must Consider Each Other

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 10-Nov-2015

    While the roads may be big enough for all types of vehicles, there is never enough room for people to drive recklessly or negligently. Instead, motorists of all vehicles must be considerate of each other and do their best to keep the roads safe for one another. The Story of a Motorcyclist Who Lost His Life On November 1, a motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries after colliding with a tractor trailer ...
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  • Police Decoy Riders Highlight Importance of Bicycle Safety Laws

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 5-Nov-2015

    Law enforcement across Las Vegas and the state of Nevada are unfortunately far too familiar with the devastating consequences of traffic crashes, including those involving bicycle riders. Often, officers act as first responders to collisions that result in seriously or even fatally injured riders, and in many cases, negligent or inattentive drivers are to blame. In an effort to address the problem ...
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  • Should I Settle My Case?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 2-Nov-2015

    Anyone who is injured by the negligent, careless or criminal acts of another has the right to take legal action against the at-fault party. Typically, these civil cases are resolved either by settlement or verdict. Personal injury and accident cases are decided by verdict when they go to court. Only a very small portion of civil cases actually end up in court; most are settled after a series of ...
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