Laws

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes in Nevada

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in Nevada, commonly referred to as carpool lanes, are meant to reduce congestion and commuting times. Vehicles are only allowed to travel HOV lanes when two or more people are in a car unless the vehicle is a motorcycle, bus, or emergency vehicle. Violating the carpool law can subject a driver to a fine of at least $250 and adds four demerit points to their driver’s license. In Las Vegas, the penalty...
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Nevada Fireworks Laws

Each county in Nevada has its own laws regarding fireworks, but only the Safe-N-Sane variety are allowed during the week before July Fourth. However, one thing all counties have in common is that fireworks are always prohibited on streets and sidewalks, school district property, and government property. What Fireworks Are Legal in Nevada? “Safe-N-Sane” fireworks are legal throughout Nevada as long as they meet the following requirements: The fireworks have a visible “Safe-N-Sane” label; The fireworks are...
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Can I Claim Personal Injury If I Was at Fault?

Whether you can claim personal injury if you were at fault for an accident will depend on the type of insurance coverage you have and if you were entirely to blame. Total Fault If you were solely responsible for a car accident, it is unlikely that you will be able to file a personal injury claim for damages. Nevada is a fault state, which means the person at fault for a collision is liable for the damages...
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When Does Attorney-Client Privilege Not Apply?

Communication between a client and their personal injury lawyer is typically protected under what is known as attorney-client privilege. However, this privilege is not absolute, so there are exceptions when attorney-client privilege does not apply. The Crime-Fraud Exception The intent of a personal injury client’s communication will determine whether attorney-client privilege applies. When a client’s intention is to cover up or commit a crime or fraud, the crime-fraud exception will come into play. The client must have:...
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When Does a Death Qualify for Wrongful Death?

When a person is killed in a preventable accident, it is generally considered a wrongful death. A wrongful death occurs when another party unlawfully causes a death by acting recklessly, negligently, or intentionally. Elements of a Wrongful Death Case The following elements determine whether a death qualifies as a wrongful death: A human being died; The victim was killed intentionally or due to the negligence of another; Surviving family members of the deceased suffered financial losses due...
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