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  • Signs of a Concussion After an Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 7-Mar-2018

    Concussions are a type of brain injury that, if left untreated or undiagnosed, could result in some devastating effects. However, like many other injuries that are sustained in car accidents, concussions do not immediately present alarming symptoms. Without knowing what to look for, you could miss out on the more subtle signs of this serious injury. Regardless of whether or not you believe you ...
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  • Top Mistakes Made After an Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 30-Jan-2018

    Accidents happen all the time, but despite the fact that they are common occurrences does not lessen the impact of them. The aftermath of a motor vehicle accident can be overwhelming, traumatic, and even chaotic, leading to various types of mistakes that often compromise one’s chances of obtaining proper compensation. While it might be easier said than done, it is critical to try to remain ...
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  • Helpful Tips to Prevent Driver Distraction

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 3-Aug-2017

    Distracted driving has become one of the most concerning dangers on public roads. Although driver distraction has been around for as long as there have been automobiles, today’s level of distraction behind the wheel has become a problem of epidemic proportions - and it causes thousands of preventable injuries and deaths each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety ...
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  • Nevada Texting While Driving Laws Explained

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 26-Jul-2017

    Today, the dangers of texting and other forms of cell phone use while driving are well known. As one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving, text messaging behind the wheel is a simple action that has serious risks. Plenty of statistics and studies conducted throughout the years have made it clear just how dangerous texting while driving is: A Virginia Tech Transportation Institute ...
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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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  • 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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  • How to Prepare for Your Personal Injury Consultation

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 29-Dec-2015

    If a car accident has left you injured, it is a good idea to consult with a personal injury attorney about your legal options. In many cases, an individual may be able to pursue compensation for costs related to their accident, including past and future medical expenses, lost wages and/or earning capacity, pain and suffering, or property damage. The Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Shook & ...
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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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  • 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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  • The Dangers of New Auto Safety Technologies

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 22-Oct-2015

    The car industry is growing rapidly and so are the available safety features and technologies. But, can this be a problem for new car buyers? Research shows that many persons have voiced their confusion and overwhelming feelings regarding the massive amounts of safety technologies that are now available in vehicles. Before, only high-end, more expensive models came with adaptive cruise control, ...
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  • The Dangers of Loose Articles in Your Vehicle

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 9-Sep-2015

    You may not have ever considered it, but did you know that unsecured cargo can be dangerous in the event of a crash? Not only can it be distracting to have items, or even pets, moving around in your vehicle while you drive, but they could turn into projectiles in a collision. According to Safety Research and Strategies, Inc., a group dedicated to vehicle and product safety, loose objects in ...
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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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  • 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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  • The Type of Music You Listen To Could Increase Your Risk of Crashing, Study Says

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 25-Jun-2015

    Distracted driving can encompass a wide range of behaviors and distractions, ranging from talking or texting on cell phones to personal grooming. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one of the most common forms of driver distraction is listening to music. In a recent study conducted by an Israeli music psychologist, the type of music can also play a ...
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  • Nevada Lawmakers Pass Uber Authorization Bill, Taxi Cab Seat Belt Provision

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

    Last month, the Nevada Legislature passed a bill to regulate Uber, Lyft, and other similar ride-hailing companies. Assembly Bill 175 will create a number of regulations for these ride-hailing services and a three percent tax on fares for companies, taxis, and limo services that is expected to raise millions in new revenue. The measure will also require drivers to continuously provide insurance of ...
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  • Understanding Nevada Laws on Stopping Near School Buses

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 26-May-2015

    Accidents involving public transportation and commercial passenger-carrying vehicles can result in widespread and devastating damages. Given the sheer size of these vehicles - which can include trolleys, trams, and buses - and the fact that many occupants do not wear seatbelts, accidents resulting in multiple injured victims or even fatal injuries are not uncommon. Although any type of auto ...
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  • Watch: Researchers Record Distracted Teens Involved in Crashes

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 20-Apr-2015

    The month of April is officially known as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month - an important time of year that can help us remember just how dangerous driver distraction is. In America, for example, distractions behind the wheel cause thousands of preventable accidents, injuries, and deaths each year. As part of the awareness campaign, researchers from the AAA Traffic Safety Foundation ...
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  • Spring Break & Distracted Driving Crashes

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

    Spring break is in full effect at high schools and colleges around Las Vegas and other areas of the country. This means more students will be letting off some steam with parties, vacations, and get-togethers. For residents in popular tourist destinations - including those who call Las Vegas home - the influx of spring breakers could make public roads and highways just a little more dangerous, ...
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  • St. Patrick's Day DUI Facts

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 11-Mar-2015

    It's no secret that holidays are times for celebration, and as such, see a measurable spike in the number of alcohol-related arrests, accidents, and injuries. While many holidays see these increases, there are some that see more than others, especially holidays that are deeply and culturally associated with drinking. St. Patrick's Day is a prime example of a "drinking holiday." ...
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  • Too Sleepy to Drive: The Dangers of Tired Drivers

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

    Falling asleep behind the wheel is a very serious problem. Did you know that tired drivers account for about 20% car accidents? Unfortunately, these crashes can often have catastrophic or even fatal consequences. According to several studies, including one by AAA, drowsy driving can be as dangerous as driving drunk. This is because sleep deprivation affects concentration, judgment, and slows down ...
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  • Rainstorm Brings Spike in Las Vegas Traffic Accidents

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 12-Jan-2015

    Yesterday's rainstorm brought slick and slippery roads that wreaked havoc for many drivers in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. With a record-setting amount of rainfall this past Sunday - .46 inches - area roads and highways saw a dramatic increase in traffic accidents. The rainfall total surpassed the previous January 11 th record of.29 inches in 1949, according to the National Weather Service. ...
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  • Hidden Cost of Low Gas Prices: More Accidents, Fatalities

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd || 9-Jan-2015

    In recent months, gas prices have fallen dramatically across the country. In Nevada, low gas prices have helped nudge the economy upward, giving more residents extra money in their pockets and more motivation to take trips during the holidays. As suggested in a recent piece aired on NPR, however, cheaper gas may have a hidden cost - more traffic accidents and fatalities. In the past, researchers ...
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  • 6 Tips for Driving in Rain & Wet Weather

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 3-Dec-2014

    The rainy season is here and with it comes an increase in traffic accidents. Because poor weather conditions can have such a dangerous impact on roadway safety, it is important for all motorists on the road to make safety their number one priority. At Shook & Stone, we have helped many clients who were injured in car accidents that took place during periods of wet weather – and we've ...
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