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Month: March 2017

Posted on March 22, 2017 in
Nevada debtors who choose short sales in lieu of foreclosure may have to challenge their banks’ attempts to collect the deficiencies that are left following the transactions. The law allows mortgage lenders to collect the difference between what they received from the sales and the original mortgage amounts unless the borrowers secured from the creditors’...
Posted on March 21, 2017 in
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, hit-and-run accidents are on the rise. A Las Vegas accident lawyer sees many hit-and-run accidents between cars and cyclists that result in serious injuries and fatalities. (Article continues below Infographic) Bicycle Accidents National Highway Traffic Safety Administration accident reports show a significant increase in the number of...
Posted on March 15, 2017 in
According to a recent study, millennials are the most likely age group to engage in risky driving behaviors, including texting, running red lights, speeding, driving while drowsy and driving while impaired. The study’s authors also found that many of the same drivers who admitted engaging in these activities also stated that the risky driving behaviors...
Posted on March 9, 2017 in
In 2014, the NHTSA estimated that 431,000 individuals were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver. This was an increase over the 424,000 motorists who were injured in 2013. In 2015, 35,092 motorists were killed in automobile accidents which represented a 7.2% increase over the previous year and the largest single-year increase in fatalities to...
Posted on March 8, 2017 in
Nevadans who are being bullied by aggressive debt collectors have the ability to end the bullying by using the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. The law prohibits debt collectors from engaging in certain practices when they are trying to collect a debt. By taking several steps, debtors may stop the harassment. If the bullying continues,...
Posted on March 3, 2017 in
It’s estimated that 5% of seniors are victims of financial abuse each year. Financial abuse takes many forms and it is not uncommon for the abuse to occur in nursing homes where vulnerable seniors can become victims of unscrupulous caregivers. Elder financial abuse costs senior citizens billions of dollars a year and can lead to...