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    What Constitutes Excessive Force in Nevada?

    Las Vegas is a hotspot for the use of excessive force activity. Private security personnel, such as bouncers at nightclubs and casino or hotel security, are the most likely culprits of using excessive force. This is because these individuals have a job to do, and therefore, they sometimes take things too far. Not only can the use of excessive force […]

    Date Rape – How to Protect Yourself

    Under Nevada law, NRS 200.366, an individual “who subjects another person to sexual penetration…against the will of the victim or under conditions in which the perpetrator knows or should know that the victim is mentally or physically incapable of resisting or understanding the nature of his or her conduct, is guilty of sexual assault.” What is date rape? Date rape […]

    The Differences between Assault and Battery in Nevada

    Assault and battery are often construed as one criminal act. However, an assault and a battery constitute separate, distinct crimes, differing in their elements and requirements for conviction. The elements of each crime will be presented and then compared, signifying the distinctions between each act, followed by a discussion on possible defenses to both assault and battery, and the steps […]

    Consequences of Resisting Arrest in Nevada

    “A person who, in any case or under any circumstances not otherwise specially provided for, willfully resists, delays or obstructs a public officer in discharging or attempting to discharge any legal duty of his or her office shall be punished.” Resisting an arrest by a public officer is a serious crime in the state of Nevada. Under Nevada law, NRS […]

    9 Steps to Take Following a Car Crash

    There are more than 10 million auto accidents in the United States annually, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These stark numbers are padded in large part by the growing rate of distracted driving (i.e. texting while behind the wheel), driving while under the influence (DUI), drowsy driving, and other auto-related offense. Indeed, one in three Americans reported to AAA […]

    Product Liability: What Constitutes a Claim in Nevada?

    Thousands of people a year are injured because of faulty products. Product liability cases are brought when a manufacturer is accused of inadequately designing, manufacturing or marketing their product to the consumer. An experienced attorney can help you recover compensation if you’ve been a victim of a faulty product. Companies, under product liability law in Nevada, have the responsibility to design […]

    Top Tips for Those Involved in a Road Rage Incident

    Earlier this year in Las Vegas, a mother of four was shot and killed in a road rage incident gone horribly wrong, As discussed by Reuters, the 44-year-old was reportedly heading home after giving her 15-year-old daughter a driving lesson when the incident occurred. The dispute ended with an occupant of another vehicle firing 24 times toward the car after […]

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

    You’re feeling back pain after they sped right through that red light and slammed into your car. You’ve slipped and fallen on a wet floor that hasn’t been properly attended. Your child’s defective toy nearly cost them their life. You’re regretting the fact that you ever got in that cab. Being hurt or gravely injured is disorienting and life-jarring enough. […]

    Liability for Construction Site Injuries

    Construction is among the most dangerous industries in the nation, as these workers put themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis at job sites. The injuries sustained by construction workers can range from minor to catastrophic, depending upon the type of accident. Accidents on construction sites frequently involve: