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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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  • 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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  • One Work-Related Car Accident, Two Cases

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 9-Sep-2016

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. If you are injured on the job while you are driving, and the accident was not your fault, you may have two cases and not just one. You will have a workers’ compensation claim, and you may also have what is called a third party claim against the driver’s insurance company. That means your case(s) will be more complicated than the usual workplace injury case. ...
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  • Motion for Stay: A Win in Court may not be a Win

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 12-Aug-2016

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. Let’s say you’ve been injured at work, and you file all of the necessary forms to submit your claim. The insurer takes its time – up to 30 days – to accept or deny your claim. Then, much to your surprise, the insurance company denies your claim. What now? The wise thing to do is to hire an attorney in order to fight to get your claim accepted. It ...
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  • What if You Were Hurt at Work and Test Positive for Marijuana?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 29-Jul-2016

    Many companies have a “zero-tolerance” drug and alcohol policy. Simply put, if you are using drugs or alcohol or are under the influence at work, they will terminate you. In fact, some company policies require that any employee that is hurt on the job must submit to a post-accident drug test. Based on that, you would probably think that if you tested positive for marijuana on your ...
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  • Were You Really "At Work" When You Got Injured?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 15-Jul-2016

    Here is hypothetical #1. You are a black jack dealer, and you are about to go on one of your many 20-minute breaks throughout your shift. You ascend down the escalator to the employee dining room and your foot gives way for some unknown reason, and you fall down the stairs. You are injured, including a sprained ankle and a tear within your knee. Here is hypothetical #2. You are a poker dealer and ...
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  • Water Safety Tips for Children & Families

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 11-Jul-2016

    It's summer in Nevada. If you and your loved ones plan on cooling off this summer with a trip to the lake, water park, or a dip in the pool, it’s important that you place an emphasis on staying safe. According to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), incidents around water lead to thousands of emergency room visits each year and thousands of fatal ...
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  • The Pre-Existing Problem in Workers' Compensation

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 20-May-2016

    Any person who gets injured on the job and is over the age of 30 typically will have something referenced in their medical records about degenerative conditions for body parts. In other words, naturally and overtime, body parts can become weaker or damaged due to aging. This is not uncommon. However, insurance companies love to see degeneration because many argue that they should not have to cover ...
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