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  • Why Does Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Occur?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 22-Jan-2019

    Nursing home abuse and neglect are far more common than many of us would like to believe. Understanding the cause behind this epidemic is critical if we ever hope to reduce and eliminate its frequency of occurrence. If you believe your elderly loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse and neglect, it is imperative that you act quickly and seek skilled legal representation to ensure the ...
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  • What is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 8-Jan-2019

    The main concern of every parent is simply for their newborn child to be born healthy. While many are lucky enough for this wish to come true, for others, birth defects and injuries are a painful reality. What are the differences between the two? Distinguishing what separates a birth injury from a birth defect will make a difference in whether you are able to file a medical malpractice claim or ...
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  • What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 27-Dec-2018

    If you were recently injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you might be looking into filing a personal injury claim to recover fair and just compensation for the costs associated with your injuries, including medical bills and lost wages. However, for many, having to look for a personal injury attorney is a first-time experience and the task itself might seem ...
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  • The Difference Between Truck and Car Accidents

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 13-Dec-2018

    All accidents are traumatic and difficult experiences, even when they do not result in severe, debilitating injuries. That said, there is a distinct difference between truck accidents and car accidents, especially in regards to what such claims involve. Several factors that are unique to commercial truck accidents make handling such claims significantly more complex, which is why it is crucial to ...
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  • Understanding Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 11-Dec-2018

    If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to a broad spectrum of benefits which may include: ●Medical Treatment ●Temporary Total Disability/Temporary Partial Disability (TTD/TPD) ●A Permanent Partial Disability Award ●Permanent Total Disability ●Vocational Rehabilitation ●Dependent’s payments in the event of death ●Reimbursement for other claims-related benefits or expenses, such as ...
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  • Understanding Short Term Disability Laws in Nevada

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 3-Dec-2018

    If you have contracted an injury or illness and cannot return to work, you know the devastation it can cause. With the physical or mental injury comes thousands of dollars in medical bills, financial difficulties, and career pauses—not to mention the damage to your overall well-being. The good news is that the state of Nevada has laws in place to ensure that workers receive fair short-term ...
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  • The Difference Between a Catastrophic Injury and a Personal Injury

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 19-Nov-2018

    Any time one sustains an injury in an accident, it is generally a traumatic and overwhelming experience. The law allows injury victims the opportunity to file a claim against the party responsible for causing the accident that resulted in the injuries they suffered to cover economic and noneconomic costs, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, there is a difference ...
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  • What Can I Do if My Child Was Bitten by a Dog?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 6-Nov-2018

    Dog bite injuries are more common in children than they are among adults and, in fact, it is estimated that more than half of all children under the age of 12 have been bitten by a dog. Moreover, dog bites frequently occur in a child’s immediate neighborhood and the dog is likely owned by someone they know or often see. Given that dog bites tend to happen to a child’s face, head, and ...
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  • The Most Common Causes of Distracted Driving

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 31-Oct-2018

    Motor vehicle accidents are often the result of human error and largely preventable. Distracted driving is among one of the most common causes of accidents across the country and often result in severe accidents and life-altering injuries. If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a distracted driver, you need to seek skilled legal representation as soon as possible to ...
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  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Nevada

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 25-Oct-2018

    According to a 2017 study performed by the Insurance Information Institute, 13% of all motorists (approximately one in eight drivers) are uninsured. This statistic means that we are all subject to the daily risk that an uninsured driver can cause serious injuries and even death without accountability. Due to some else’s ...
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  • What Not to Say to an Insurance Adjuster

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 10-Oct-2018

    After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, one of the first calls you will receive is from the at-fault party’s insurance company. The insurance adjuster will probably seem friendly and you might even think he or she is trying to help you, but you should never let your guard down with the adjuster or volunteer any information. Keep in mind that an insurance adjuster’s primary ...
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  • Workers' Compensation. What is it? What Does it Cover?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 2-Oct-2018

    Getting injured at work can cause a huge interruption to your day-to-day life. Not only are you dealing with physical injuries, but you’re also navigating career and financial interruptions. In accordance with Nevada state laws, all private companies that employ one or more people are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. But while workers’ compensation is required in ...
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  • I've Been Bitten By a Dog. What Do I Do?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 27-Sep-2018

    Dog bites are more common than you think. It’s estimated that 44 percent of all American households have a dog, and about 4.5 million dog bites occur every single year. Severe injuries are rare, but nearly one in five people bitten by a dog require medical attention. Dog bite victims also run the risk of contracting diseases like rabies, or coming into contact with harmful bacteria. If you ...
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  • Quick Guide to Auto Insurance

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 17-Sep-2018

    No matter the severity, car crashes can be devastating. From dealing with injuries to repairing vehicular damage, car wrecks can affect your entire life. But if the other driver is uninsured, the situation becomes even more of a headache. When you’re on the road, there’s no way to guarantee that all drivers around you have car insurance. In fact, according to the Insurance Research ...
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  • Brain Injuries and Memory Loss: What You Should Know

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 12-Sep-2018

    Brain injuries are among some of the most severe types of injuries a person can suffer due to the numerous ways in which it can negatively impact a person’s health and wellbeing. For example, memory problems are incredibly common in those who suffer a moderate or severe brain injury since parts of the brain that involve learning and remembering are often susceptible to harm. A person who ...
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