Personal Injury

Nevada Damage Caps

After an accident in Nevada, you may have the right to pursue damages from the person or party responsible. Damages is the legal term for financial compensation awarded for personal injury claims. Some states, including Nevada, impose caps or limits on the amount of damages you can recover. Understanding how a damage cap can potentially limit your compensation can give you a better estimate of your claim’s value. What Are Nevada’s Damage Caps? Fortunately, Nevada does not...
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Nevada Jaywalking Law

It is illegal to jaywalk in Nevada. If someone wants to cross the street, they must go to a designated crosswalk. Nevertheless, jaywalking is a serious problem, especially in Las Vegas.  Jaywalking Law Defined Nevada Revised Statutes 484B.287 prohibits jaywalking by stating that pedestrians must cross a highway at a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection when they have access to one. Some areas leave few options for pedestrians other than crossing when...
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Types of Torts

A “tort” is the legal term for a wide range of wrongful actions that inflict a loss or harm to a victim. Torts form the basis for tort law. When part of civil litigation, tort law is designed to help victims obtain damages (compensation) for their losses rather than prove criminal liability. Understanding the types of torts can help you recognize when you can file a civil lawsuit.  What is a Tort Case? A tort may be...
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Secondary Brain Injury

Secondary brain injury refers to the damage that can occur in your brain or body over a period of time following a primary brain injury. In the hours and days after an accident involving head trauma, a myriad of cellular, chemical, tissue, or blood vessel changes can develop and cause further destruction of brain tissue. Accident victims commonly suffer secondary brain injury after sustaining a concussion or other initial brain injuries. Types of Secondary Brain Injury Secondary...
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Nevada Subrogation Law

Subrogation refers to an insurance company’s legal right to claim a portion of a policyholder’s personal injury settlement as reimbursement for the benefits they have paid for an injury caused by a third party. The basic idea behind Nevada’s subrogation law is that accident victims cannot be paid twice for the same injury (e.g., by both the insurance company and the negligent party). As a result, subrogation may dramatically reduce the amount of compensation an injured party...
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