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  • What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?

    Posted By Las Vegas Injury Attorney || 27-Jul-2011

    Suffering an accident injury creates both financial and emotional hardships for the injured victim as well as their family. Suffering a catastrophic injury as the result of an accident magnifies these hardships. Though it does not have an official definition, catastrophic injury refers to severe injuries that require extensive treatment, cause much pain and suffering, and require long-term ...
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  • Understanding the Dangers of Overloaded Trucks

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

    The sheer size and weight of a tractor trailer makes any large truck accident serious, but when the truck has been overloaded and it exceeds the legal weight limit, it can be disastrous. When a big rig has more weight than it can safely carry, even common actions like turning, braking, and changing lanes can be compromised. Increased truck weight also results in greater force of impact, which then ...
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  • Professional Las Vegas Fighters to Benefit from New Brain Injury Research Study

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer || 21-Jul-2011

    The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, in cooperation with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and boxing and mixed martial arts promoters, is conducting a new study that could tell professional fighters when they should retire lest they sustain permanent brain damage, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. Since Las Vegas is considered the boxing capital of the world and is ...
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  • Effective 2012 Nevada Bans Texting, Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 19-Jul-2011

    Distracted driving has been a topic of great concern for parents, teens, states, media, and organizations like the Governor’s Highway Safety Administration (GHSA), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Many states have answered that concern by establishing laws that limit or ban the use of one of the more infamous culprits of driving distractions – cell ...
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  • Causes and Effects of Suffering a Birth Injury

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

    A birth injury is generally defined as any trauma suffered by a baby during the birth process, although medical conditions during pregnancy can also manifest in birth injuries. These injuries can be solely physical injuries, which may or may not heal completely, or they may be mental, which often causes physical and/or functional complications. Some of the more common birth injuries and medical ...
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  • Riding Motorcycles Safely in Nevada

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 11-Jul-2011

    At Shook & Stone, our personal injury attorneys have experience helping motorcycle accident victims and their loved ones after they suffer losses in auto accidents that were not their fault. Having handled many of these cases, we also know that motorcycle riders and other motorists can help reduce risks by making safety a priority. Below are a few helpful tips. For Riders Work on Your Skills - ...
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