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    Increase in Traffic Deaths Nationwide is Cause for Concern

    Traffic fatalities happen every day in the United States, although most drivers do not think about it. However, the recent number of fatalities in the nation has increased – and is definitely cause for concern. According to recent data released by the nonprofit National Safety Council (NSC), 2015 could be the deadliest year for drivers since 2007. What the Numbers […]

    Can Trucking Companies Avoid Liability for an Accident?

    Accidents involving tractor trailers, 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks often have devastating consequences. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as many as one in ten fatal highway accidents involves a commercial truck. With Interstate 15 and other major highways converging on Las Vegas, we unfortunately see numerous fatal truck accidents in our area every year. In most truck […]

    Domestic Violence Laws in Nevada

    As in most states throughout the country, in Nevada, law enforcement officers and prosecutors take domestic violence crimes extremely seriously. While most domestic violence crimes are misdemeanor offenses, individuals who get convicted can still face months of prison time, severe fines, probation, and community service. They can also face restraining orders that prohibit them from having contact with their family, […]

    How to Fight an Unfair Traffic Ticket

    In Las Vegas, even a simple traffic or speeding ticket can have severe consequences. In addition to facing steep fines and points on your record, a traffic ticket can also result in a significant hike in your insurance premiums. Depending on the specific offense with which you are charged, pleading guilty or receiving a conviction can result in suspension of […]

    Is a Property Owner Responsible for Accidents?

    From your neighbor’s home to nightclubs and casinos on the Las Vegas strip, accidents can happen almost anywhere. Injuries from these accidents – such as broken bones, neck and back injuries, and head injuries – can force victims to miss time from work and leave them with stacks of medical bills and other expenses. As a result, many individuals who […]

    Is Spousal Support Permanent in Nevada?

    Spousal support – also referred to alimony – is often a key issue in Nevada divorces. While issues such as child custody and division of property may be more emotionally charged, spousal support is typically one of the issues where the parties (or the courts) have the most leeway in crafting an award. Nevada’s divorce laws provide for four different […]

    Medical Malpractice in the Emergency Room

    When you take yourself, your child, or a loved one to the emergency room, you expect to receive competent, professional, and appropriate care. Emergency rooms exist to help individuals in need of prompt medical attention, and we trust the doctors, nurses, and staff members who work in emergency rooms to take care of our medical needs. There is no question […]

    Why You Need Legal Help After an Accident

    If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. If you try to pursue a claim without an attorney, you are likely to receive far less compensation than you truly deserve. Here’s why: It Takes Legal Knowledge to Determine Who was at Fault […]

    Types of Custody and Visitation in Las Vegas

    If you are going through a divorce or have a child with an unmarried partner, dealing with custody and visitation rights can be one of the most challenging and emotionally-draining aspects of your separation. When dealing with custody and visitation matters, it is important to remember that the Nevada courts always focus on one primary factor: protecting the best interests […]

    Drunk Driving in Las Vegas

    Driving under the influence in Las Vegas is a serious offense with serious consequences. Any amount of alcohol use impairs judgement, delays reaction time, and affects vision. In 2013 alone, 14,445 people were arrested for alcohol-related driving offenses in Nevada. The same year, 10,076 deaths and 290,000 injuries were caused by drunk driving accidents across the country. Las Vegas lawmakers […]