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  • Vehicle Safety Becoming Larger Focus for Consumers, Study Says

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 27-Jul-2015

    There’s a lot to consider when buying a new car. From heated seats and leather interiors to top-of-the-line stereo and navigation systems, cars and trucks today also have quite a few bells and whistles to choose from. Although many consumers try to strike a balance mainly based on looks, performance, convenience, and price, a new study from J.D. Power is suggesting that safety is becoming a ...
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  • Popular Post-Traumatic Stress Therapy May Be Making Patients Worse

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 21-Jul-2015

    In 2006, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs began treating veterans with what is now considered to be the “gold standard” treatment for PTSD. Prolonged exposure therapy, so named for the way that patients are repeatedly made to recount their traumatic experiences until it no longer bothers them, has one of the highest drop-out rates of any PTSD treatment at over 50% because it may ...
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  • The Six-Part Employee Classification System through the U.S. Labor Department

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 20-Jul-2015

    You may have heard in recent news about the difficulties that companies like Uber and Lyft have had regarding the classification of their drivers. While these companies contend that their drivers are independent contractors, the drivers see themselves as employees. Why is this distinction important? Because according to federal labor law, employees are afforded more benefits and protections that ...
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  • Sexual Assault in the Military & VA Disability Claims

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-Jul-2015

    The past several years there has rightly been an intense focus on the issue of sexual assaults within the military. A Pentagon study released in 2014 found a 50% increase in reports of military sexual assault. These crimes are heinous and negatively impact the morale of our women and men in uniform by degrading unit trust and cohesion. The emotional impact from a sexual assault can last a ...
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  • New Study Analyzes Vehicle Price & Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 14-Jul-2015

    It’s well known that expensive vehicles come equipped with far more bells and whistles than your average affordable consumer car. Luxuries and status symbols aside, however, the price of a vehicle could actually provide additional benefits. According to a new study from the University of Buffalo, larger and more expensive vehicles are associated far less frequently with personal injury ...
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  • Nevada Supreme Court Rules Wisconsin Diocese Not Liable in Priest Sexual Abuse Case

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 7-Jul-2015

    In late May, the Nevada Supreme Court issued a controversial decision when it overturned a $500,000 jury award to a man who claimed he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest. The case involved not only the sensationalism of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, but also the complex elements of liability and jurisdiction. Here are some details about the decision: The case involved a man who ...
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  • Why Contingency Fees?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 6-Jul-2015

    Following preventable accidents, injured victims and their loved ones often encounter financial setbacks, commonly as a result of medical bills, lost work wages, and other expenses and losses. In many cases, these costs can be extreme and life-altering. This is exactly why our Las Vegas injury attorneys at Shook & Stone work on a contingency fee basis. Contingency fees mean that our clients do ...
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  • Fourth of July Accident Statistics & Safety Tips

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 1-Jul-2015

    Fourth of July is nearly here and Shook & Stone would like to wish everyone a fun and safe Independence Day! We know that many people choose to celebrate the birth of our nation by going on vacation, enjoying the long weekend in Las Vegas, or spending some time with friends and families at local get-togethers. Whatever your plans are, our attorneys want to remind you about the importance of ...
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