Personal Injury

Duty of Care in a Nevada Personal Injury Case

To hold another party responsible for a personal injury in Nevada, you and your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer must be able to prove that their negligence is what caused it. However, for another party to be considered negligent, they must have owed the plaintiff (victim) a duty of care. What is Duty of Care? A duty of care refers to an individual’s legal obligation to exercise “reasonable care” that another ordinary person would in the same...
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Brain Damage from Anesthesia

Anesthesia is a critical part of surgery and other procedures. However, there are risks, and a patient can suffer severe brain damage when an error is made. How Brain Damage Can Happen From Anesthesia Most of the risks associated with anesthesia are minor and temporary— for instance, nausea, vomiting, chills, confusion, or a sore throat. In rare cases, however, catastrophic anesthesia errors can happen when medical professionals fail to monitor patients closely. The brain needs constant blood...
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What Are the Leading Causes of Paralysis?

Paralysis is a devastating and life-changing injury. It occurs when a person loses the ability to voluntarily move some or all of their body. It can have many different causes, but the leading ones are as follows. Stroke The primary cause of paralysis is a stroke (33.7%). A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked. As a result, brain cells begin to die since they are not receiving the oxygen and nutrients they need....
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What is Arbitration in a Personal Injury Case?

When pursuing a personal injury case, you have the option to attempt to resolve your lawsuit through arbitration instead of the courtroom. Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution, often used if a settlement cannot be reached. The Arbitration Process The plaintiff (victim) and defendant (at-fault party) will decide on an arbitrator and meet with each other and their respective attorneys. The arbitrator is a neutral third party and is usually a retired judge or experienced...
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Hot Air Balloon Accidents

Hot air balloon rides are a popular excursion, and although accidents are rare, they do happen. If you or a loved one are injured in a preventable hot air balloon accident, you may have a claim for compensation. Speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas to explore your legal options. How Hot Air Balloon Accidents Occur Hot air balloon accidents can result in severe injuries and possibly fatalities. Since they are easily influenced by...
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