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What is Considered Property Damage in a Car Accident?

After a car accident, any items or personal belongings, including your vehicle, that needs repair or replacement is considered property damage. As long as you can establish the value of your damaged items, you are entitled to reimbursement. Property Damage Claims Every driver in Nevada is required by law to carry liability auto insurance coverage that includes a minimum of $20,000 for property damage they cause in an accident. Property damage liability will cover damage to your...
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What is the Discovery Process?

Discovery is the formal process in a personal injury lawsuit where both parties exchange information about the evidence and witnesses that each side will present at trial. This phase gives each side a better understanding of the case's facts, so no one is caught off guard. Methods of Discovery There are several types of discoveries that take place in this phase. Interrogatories Written questions are sent from one party to the other, and they must be answered...
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Are Liability Waivers Enforceable in Nevada?

Nearly every recreational activity offered today requires participants to sign a liability waiver. They are legally enforceable contracts in Nevada, which waive your rights to sue an individual or organization for injuries or losses you sustain, even if your injury or loss was due to their negligence. Liability waivers have become so commonplace to the point that people don’t think twice about signing them. Types of Activities that Require a Liability Waiver The most common activities that...
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Are Pit Bulls Allowed in Nevada?

Many states allow local governments to pass laws that ban pit bulls and other “dangerous” dog breeds within their borders, but not Nevada. In 2013, Nevada was the 14th state to prohibit breed-specific legislation by local governments. That being said, under Nevada’s dog bite laws, a specific dog can still be forcibly euthanized if the animal is considered dangerous or vicious.  Nevada Dangerous Dog Law Under the statute NRS 202.500, the state considers a dog “dangerous” if: ...
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Las Vegas Leash Laws

Nevada is a dog-friendly state, but dog bites or attacks are a prevalent issue. Often, when a personal injury case involves a dog bite, there are several questions about liability. When determining which parties are liable in a dog bite case, the particulars of each individual case must be considered as well as the leash laws in their area. Las Vegas leash laws are essential to know—for your protection and the city's overall safety.  Leash Law Basics...
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