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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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  • 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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  • Pest Control Worker Gravely Injured After Pit Bull Attack

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

    Shook & Stone is currently representing a pest control worker who nearly lost his hands in a pit bull attack. Scott Fieger had been a pest control worker for more than 25 years when the on-the-job attack occurred in a North Las Vegas backyard. Fieger arrived at the residential home to spray the premises as he had been hired to do. After seeing that the gate was unlocked and not hearing any ...
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  • How to Choose Safe Halloween Costumes for Your Children

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

    With Halloween just a few days away, costumes have become one of the biggest topics of conversation. While some are purchasing their costumes, others are making them at home. Regardless of what costumes your children choose to wear, it is important to ensure the costumes are safe to avoid unnecessary injuries. Unsafe costumes can lead children to suffer severe harms. Some of the most common ...
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  • Proving Premises Liability

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 5-Oct-2015

    Premises liability is an area of law that applies to cases where victims suffer harm on someone else’s property. To put it simply, premises liability requires property owners to make reasonable efforts to provide safe conditions to visitors and guests. Public businesses and private residences must abide by premises liability laws in order to keep guests free from preventable harm. When they ...
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  • How to File an OSHA Complaint

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 4-Aug-2015

    Every job can be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not put in place. For retail, a worker might see that mannequin fixtures are unstable and for that reason, are able to fall and injure other employees or guests. In the oilfield industry, workers may notice unsecured machinery that has the potential to trap or crush a person. No matter what the jobs, hazards should be avoided at all ...
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  • Fans Injured During Stampede After Mayweather-Maidana Fight

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 5-May-2014

    Authorities have stated that approximately 50 people were injured in a stampede that occurred after the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana on Saturday night, May 3 2014. According to officials, the stampede began shortly after the fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena. 50 fans were injured and 24 were taken to the hospital after fans rushed into the MGM's Garden Walk ...
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  • Is "Open and Obvious" an Automatic Defense in Premises Liability Cases?

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 25-Feb-2013

    The "Open and Obvious" Defense is a common weapon used by Defendant Landowners against individuals alleging injuries as a result of dangerous conditions on property. Defense counsel routinely argue that their client could not have breached any Standard of Care because the alleged hazard was "open and obvious" and should have been seen and avoided by the Plaintiff. We observe ...
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  • Filing a Premises Liability Claim

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Lawyer || 28-May-2012

    If you are injured on someone else’s property as a result of the property owner or manager’s negligence, then you may have grounds to file a premises liability claim. The most common types of premises liability claims involve slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents. But how can you prove that a property owner was legally responsible for the injuries you suffered from slipping or ...
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  • Fire at the Golden Nugget Causes Critical Injuries

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 28-Mar-2012

    A man was seriously injured in a fire at the Golden Nugget. According to a news report in The Associated Press, the building fire occurred on the 22nd floor of the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas. Officials say the 22nd floor is one of many that are currently under construction. It is unclear if the victim was a worker or a guest. He was found unconscious and has been listed in critical ...
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  • Determining Liability for a Slip-and-Fall Accident

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 22-Aug-2011

    If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may be wondering who should be held responsible for your medical bills and other expenses. You must determine if the incident was purely an accident that no one could have prevented, or if your injuries resulted from a hazardous condition. If the accident was directly related to someone’s negligence, you may be able to pursue ...
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  • When to File a Nevada Premises Liability Claim

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 16-May-2011

    Nevada land and property owners have an obligation to keep their land or property safe and in proper repair for those intending to be there, be it a grocery store, shopping mall, storefront sidewalk, casino, or restaurant. If the owner does not maintain a safe environment and that negligence causes a Nevada personal injury accident, the owner can be held liable for the victims’ losses. The ...
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