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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What is Pain and Suffering?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 20-Aug-2018

    If you were recently injured in an accident and are now pursuing a personal injury claim, chances are you have heard the term “pain and suffering” in regards to your case. This is a key element in just about any injury-related insurance claim or lawsuit, so understanding what it means and how it can impact the outcome of your settlement is important. Defining Pain and Suffering There ...
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  • Top Mistakes Made During Personal Injury Claims

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-Jun-2018

    If you have ever been involved in an accident, you likely know and understand how stressful they can be and that these overwhelming feelings extend well beyond the immediate aftermath. It is important to try to keep a clear head during this time to ensure you do not make any mistakes that could further add to your frustrations during this difficult and chaotic time. To avoid making costly mistakes ...
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  • Tips on How to Take Pictures After an Auto Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 1-Jun-2018

    One of the last things on your mind after being involved in a car accident is probably the idea of having to take photos, especially with all of the other immediate responsibilities you will have in the aftermath. You will need to call for local law enforcement to file a police report, you have to exchange pertinent information with the other driver or drivers involved, and you need to call your ...
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  • What to Expect After a Car Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-May-2018

    If you have never been involved in an accident until now, you are probably feeling a little uncertain about the future and what you should expect to happen next. You might even still be in a state of shock. However, it is important to properly handle the aftermath of this terrible experience to ensure that it does not continue to negatively impact your life. Below is a brief overview of what you ...
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  • Why You Should Never Apologize After a Car Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 1-May-2018

    After being involved in a car accident, you might feel confused and scared. One of the most common knee-jerk reactions in this situation is to apologize to the other driver involved, even if the accident was not your fault. This apology might seem like a kind gesture to soften the tone of what is likely a frustrating and nerve-wracking scenario, but it will not do you any good. If anything, it is ...
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  • Why You Should See a Doctor Right After an Accident

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

    After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, one of the first things you should do is visit your doctor or take a trip to the hospital, even if you happen to feel fine in the immediate aftermath. The fact is that most injuries do not produce symptoms right away and, without proper medical treatment, a major health problem could be brewing without your knowledge. In addition to posing a danger ...
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  • Myths about Seat Belt Safety & Car Accidents

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

    Motor vehicles are equipped with a wide range of new, cutting-edge safety features, but despite the great strides that have been made in technology, no other safety feature matches the benefits a seat belt can provide. It estimated that seat belts save as many as 13,000 lives every year. Unfortunately, many continue to neglect using this simple, life-saving feature in their vehicles, whether as ...
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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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  • Myths About Personal Injury Law

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 21-Feb-2018

    When it comes to the law, many of us often lack experience or familiarity. Myths tend to permeate our discourse, making it difficult to discern the difference between truth and reality. If you were recently injured, however, and are now considering filing a personal injury case, these myths can influence the steps you take moving forward, possibly leading you to make unwise decisions. Do not base ...
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  • Should Soft Tissue Injuries be Taken Seriously?

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

    Some of the most common injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents are soft tissue injuries, particularly in incidents involving low-impact collisions. Unfortunately, these injuries are often disregarded as minor and not taken as seriously as they should be in many cases. While some soft tissue injuries are certainly minor and are not cause for concern, others have the potential to be serious, ...
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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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  • Why You Should Not Post About Your Injury to Social Media

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-Jan-2018

    Social media is everywhere nowadays and many of us partake in the act of oversharing every aspect of our lives, no matter how mundane or eventful it might be. For the majority of people, this might not be too much of an issue, but for those who are currently in the midst of a personal injury case, posting on social media can derail the outcome of a case. Even if you are not making any posts that ...
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  • Is your PPD Settlement Calculated Correctly?

    Posted By Kevin Kampschror, Esq. || 18-Aug-2017

    One common question that injured workers have is the following: what, if any, money will I receive based on my case? This question, of course, has the same answer as other areas of law: it depends. Not all injured workers receive settlements. When using the word “settlement” in this context, it does not mean that the employer or insurer is paying you money to drop the case such as in ...
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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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  • When Man's Best Friend Becomes Your Enemy: Dog Bite Law in Nevada

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 21-Apr-2017

    According to the American Pet Products Association 2015-2016 (APPA) , there are approximately 78 million dogs owned in the United States in approximately one-half of all households. In fact, if dogs were humans, they would represent approximately 25% of the total population of the United States. These numbers merely support the obvious – we are all destined to be in close contact with our ...
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  • Congress Considers Legislation that Could Limit Victims' Rights

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 24-Mar-2017

    The civil justice system has become has become the focal point contention and dispute waged largely by corporations, insurance companies, and big businesses that have interests in shielding themselves from liability when their actions, products, or companies cause preventable harm. As a personal injury law firm that has recovered over half a billion dollars in compensation for clients across ...
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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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  • Do Bars and Liquor Stores Have a License to Kill?: Dram Shop Liability in Nevada

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 13-Mar-2017

    Nevada law immunizes bars in Nevada from liability arising from actions of their patrons after having been served or sold alcohol. In most situations, no matter how intoxicated a person becomes, his/her age, or how many drinks a bartender serves, a business is likely not liable for any injuries or damages caused by that conduct. Policies like this make Nevada attractive to bars, restaurants, and ...
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