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Year: 2020

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. While celebrating during the holidays, it’s easy to forget about the risks of car accidents. That is why we seek to raise awareness during this time of year of the serious consequences of impaired driving. An accident-free holiday is possible. It begins by…

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Can Telemedicine Help My Personal Injury Case?

The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted our normal lives. Social distancing orders and fear of contracting COVID-19 may keep you from going to the hospital or your doctor’s office. If you were injured in an accident, “normal” is not something you feel anymore. But you still deserve a full recovery, so…

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Thanksgiving Safety

Thanksgiving reminds us of the gratitude we feel for our friends and family. According to AAA, 49.3 million Americans will typically drive long distances to see their loved ones. This year, you may not be driving as far, but the risks of the road are still present. Unfortunately, drunk driving…

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Social Distancing After an Accident

Every accident is different, but the first step is usually the same: exchanging information with the person responsible for the accident. These days, you can also risk exchanging more than just information. While less likely outdoors, coronavirus can be transmitted from even casual interaction with another person. At Sam &…

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The Wrongful Shooting Death of Eugene Mallory by Law Enforcement

Generally, family members may pursue a civil action from someone who caused the death of a loved one. A successful wrongful death claim compensates for expenses incurred from the death and the loss of financial and emotional support. Wrongful death actions generally follow from negligent conduct that causes a fatal…

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Does Posting on Social Media Hurt My Personal Injury Claim?

You say a lot about yourself on social media. Everything you post suggests something about your wellbeing, regardless of your intention. In fact, an insurance company can use your social media accounts as evidence you were not injured after an accident. Even if a status update is an incomplete picture…

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Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants

Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants: The Burn Heard ‘Round the World Last month marked the 25th anniversary of the landmark injury case Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants. Sometimes deemed frivolous (and memorably parodied on Seinfeld), the case is really about holding powerful corporations accountable for their bad practices. What Happened in Liebeck…

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Pool Accident: Valerie Lakey v. Sta-Rite

We know pools can be dangerous. You are likely cautious about a slip and fall, head injury, and of course drowning, because those are the obvious dangers with pools. However, the injuries five-year-old Valerie Lakey experienced at a neighborhood pool were so shocking, they warned a nation. An investigation by…

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Bicycle v. Bicycle Accident

Southern Nevada is a wonderful place to be a bicyclist. First, there’s plenty of territory to explore. Clark County offers 28 different trails that sprawl 176 miles. Second, the bicyclist community organizes a couple of fun races; the Tour de Summerlin is a 20-year tradition and Las Vegas hosts the…

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Look Out for Newbies Causing RV Accidents

Recreational vehicles are popular and a common sight on the road. Driving an RV for road trips and camping is an American pastime enjoyed by millennials and baby boomers alike. 40 million Americans go RV camping per year with almost 9 million owning their own rig. While RV sales have…

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