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  • Fatal Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Marks 47th Fatality in 2014

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 30-Jul-2014

    On Tuesday afternoon – July, 29, 2014 – a 19-year-old motorcycle rider was fatally injured after being involved in a collision near a shopping center on Spring Mountain Road. According to authorities and first responders, the motorcycle accident occurred shortly after 2:00 pm yesterday. The motorcyclist had been traveling west on Spring Mountain Road in the center lane. A nearby pickup ...
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  • LVPD Announces Plan to Stop Responding to Non-Injury Accidents

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 25-Jul-2014

    The Las Vegas Police Department recently announced a change in their policy – they will no longer be responding to non-injury motor vehicle accidents. Property damage only accidents, or "fender benders," no longer warrant police action. There are some exceptions to this rule. The LVPD announced six different types of accidents that they will always respond to: Accidents that cause ...
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  • General Motors Announces Compensation Fund for Victims Injured by Ignition Switch Defect

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 23-Jul-2014

    In the past several months, General Motors has been at the center of a national controversy involving a serious auto defect that has been linked to a number of preventable auto accidents and injuries – including at least 13 deaths. The defect involves an ignition switch that can unintentionally switch from the "on" position to the "accessory" position. The ignition switch ...
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  • Pickup Truck Accident Claims Life of 7-Year-Old

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 18-Jul-2014

    The identity of a seven-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a pickup truck in North Las Vegas was confirmed earlier this week by her family and the Clark County Coroner's Office. The incident occurred in a crosswalk on Commerce Street, near Kraft Avenue on July 11. According to police, the girl was crossing the street just before 9pm when she was struck by a Ford pickup truck. She was ...
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  • Intoxication Doesn't Have to Equal a Lost Workers' Comp Case

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 10-Jul-2014

    One of the great advantages of workers' compensation is that it covers all occupational injuries and illnesses, without the injured worker having to prove fault. There is one exception, however, and that applies to cases where workers are injured while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are injured in a work accident and your employer or the workers' compensation insurance ...
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  • Drowning Accidents & Water Safety

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 9-Jul-2014

    If you live in Las Vegas or anywhere in Nevada during the summer, chances are you choose to escape the heat by jumping in the pool, hitting the lake, or enjoying other water activities. If you and your loved ones have plans to enjoy the water this summer, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys want to remind you about the importance of staying safe. Drowning Accident Statistics Drowning accidents ...
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