Personal Injury in Las Vegas
A death of a loved one is always a very troubling event, but when the death is caused by the acts of someone else, it can be even more difficult as the decedent’s life was cut short. If the decedent dies from the intentional, reckless, or negligent conduct of another party, the decedent has a claim for wrongful death against that party.
In these types of cases, an heir of the decedent or personal representative may bring a lawsuit on the decedent’s behalf. Heirs often include the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, or other relatives. NRS 41.085. The heirs can bring a claim on the decedent’s behalf to recover monetary damages, such as medical bills, lost income, funeral expenses, loss of consortium, loss of benefits, and punitive damages.
The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in Nevada is two years from the person’s death, so it is very important to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to preserve your rights.
Uber and Lyft Accidents
Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies transport thousands of people in Las Vegas daily. Occasionally, passengers in an Uber or Lyft are injured in a car accident. Fortunately, Uber and Lyft carry insurance coverage that will protect you.
You are covered as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft when your vehicle is involved in an accident, regardless of whether the accident was the Uber or Lyft driver’s fault or the fault of another driver. Uber and Lyft carry third-party liability insurance that covers up to $1 million per accident for personal injuries and property damage if the accident is the fault of the Uber or Lyft driver. If the accident is the fault of someone else, Uber and Lyft also carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage of up to $1 million, which protects you if the other driver does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance coverage to adequately compensate you for your injuries.
Product liability cases involve instances where a defective product from a manufacturer causes an injury. These can involve design defects, manufacturing defects, or marketing defects.
Design defects occur when the design of the product makes it inherently unsafe. Manufacturing defects occur when there is an error in the manufacturing of the product that makes it more dangerous than what is intended. Marketing defects occur through the marketing of the product, such as improper labeling or inadequate safety warnings.
There are many types of situations where a defective product can injure you through no fault of your own. If you have been injured by a defective product, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your potential claim.
Whether you were injured on a motorcycle or injured by someone riding a motorcycle, it is important to understand your rights. Motorcycle accidents are fairly common due to the lack of visibility, high speeds, frequent lane changes of motorcyclists. Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents can be fatal. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
Pedestrian accidents are very common in Las Vegas due to the amount of people walking along the Strip and downtown. Pedestrians are often injured by vehicles while walking on the sidewalk, in a crosswalk, or in parking lots due to distracted or negligent drivers. You are only entitled to a recovery for your damages as long as you were not jaywalking, so it is important to be careful and only cross the street in a crosswalk when instructed by the traffic signal.
If you are bitten by a dog and injured, you may have a claim for relief. This depends largely on whether the dog’s owner failed to use reasonable care, such as not having the dog on a leash. Additionally, if the dog has bitten someone before and the owner has not taken sufficient precautions to prevent another dog bite, the owner can then be liable.
If a dog has bitten you in Las Vegas, it should be reported to Animal Control and you should seek medical attention to confirm that the dog does not have rabies. The dog may also be subjected to a 10-day quarantine.
Homeowners and renters insurance policies typically cover dog bites, so it is important to collect the information of the owner of the dog that bit you.
Truck accidents involve commercial vehicles. These types of collisions often result in serious injuries due to the large size, weight, and power of commercial trucks. Truck accidents usually occur due to an unsafe lane change, reckless driving, or driving while fatigued. There are a variety of state and federal regulations that govern how long a driver can go without rest and how much weight the truck can haul.
If you are injured by a commercial truck, you may have a claim against the driver as well as the driver’s employer. Your claim depends largely on the set of facts surrounding your accident.