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October 2016

All posts published in October 2016

12 posts

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What Is Negligence?

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More and more people and groups are questioning the phrase “car accidents.” Planes crash, trains wreck, ships sink, so why should cars be involved in accidents? To be sure, most car crashes are accidental to the extent that they are unintentional. But one ... More »

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Understanding Pedestrian Accidents In Nevada

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About one in four of the traffic fatalities in the Silver State are pedestrians, and that figure is well above the national average. Many, if not most, of these fatalities occur outside crosswalks in non-urban areas during non-daylight hours (between dusk and ... More »

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Why Should I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?

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For many victims, the days, weeks, and months following a serious car crash are extremely tumultuous periods. The constant and chronic pain from their injuries makes it difficult, or even impossible, to go to work, take care of household responsibilities, and ... More »

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The New California Cellphone Law And Negligence Cases – CA

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An expanded cellphone law that its author says is designed to “prevent distracted driving” takes effect this coming January 1. The move takes place as cellphone use while driving has expanded in California and elsewhere. As a result, CHP spokesper... More »

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Understanding Bicycle Accidents – Nevada

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 50,000 people per year are injured in bicycle crashes. But researchers estimate that only about one in ten injury bicycle crashes are reported to police, so the actual number is probably ... More »

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Liability

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In a few cases, fault in a car crash is rather easy to establish. For example, if Debra Defendant is talking on her cellphone while driving her own vehicle on her own time when she rear-ends Paula Plaintiff, who is stopped in traffic and waiting at a red light... More »

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Understanding Bicycle Accidents – California

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With mild weather almost year long, California was made for outdoor activities, like bicycling. Unfortunately, most streets in the Golden State were not made for bicycles. Back in the day, the car was the king, and road layouts largely match that attitude. The... More »

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Personal Injury Overview

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Personal injury is derived from tort law. The purpose of tort law is to give private parties a legal mechanism through which the aggrieved party can recover for harm inflicted by the “at-fault” party. Whether you’re in California or Nevada, p... More »

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Slip and Fall Accidents

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Understanding Landowner Liability In California One of the most persistent urban legends in premises liability law is the burglar who breaks into someone’s home, is injured, and sues the property owners. In a few cases, California landowners do owe a duty of... More »

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Understanding Wrongful Death

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In the 2002 film Minority Report, a trio of psychics could predict murders before they happened. When someone asked their caregivers why the psychics could not predict assault, rape, or other crimes, the police officers in charge basically responded that the p... More »

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My Friend Crashed My Car – Am I Liable?

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People commonly loan out their cars to friends and family. But what happens when you loan out your car to someone and they get into an accident? Worse yet, what if the accident is the fault of your friend or loved one whom you let borrow your car? The good new... More »

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Top 7 Steps To Take After a Car Accident

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If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know how traumatic those moments immediately following the accident can be. You’re out of sorts, stressed, and may be injured. To help out, we outline the top 7 steps to take after a car accident. Our list... More »