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What If You Are a Passenger in a Car Accident?

Many resources are available for drivers after a car accident – but what if you were a passenger? You also may have suffered serious personal injuries in the collision and are looking for a solution for your damages. In Nevada, you have the right to seek damage recovery through the proper outlets as a car accident victim, even if you were a passenger and not a driver. Take the following steps t...

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What is Dental Malpractice?

If something goes wrong during a dental exam or procedure, most people don’t immediately think of malpractice. In fact, most patients don’t know what dental malpractice is or what their legal options are after becoming a victim of negligent dental care. Dental malpractice is a type of civil wrong in which a dental professional breaches a duty of care to a patient, resulting in patient harm or d...

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Who Can Sue When a Child Is Injured in a Car Crash?

Every parent hopes it never happens, but sometimes a car crash with your child in the car is unavoidable. The law assumes that children don't have the same well-informed judgement as adults, and have created special rules for compensation when a child is injured in a car accident. If your child is injured in an accident in Nevada, the damages you can claim depend on several factors. It's import...

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Can Debt Collectors Charge Interest on Charged-Off Debts?

When a debt is charged-off, collectors may not charge interest or other fees not explicitly stated in the original agreement or authorized by law. As per federal regulations, a creditor may charge-off an installment loan after 120 days of delinquency Revolving credit card accounts are charged-off after 180 days. Once a debt is charged-off it is no longer an asset in the creditor's financial boo...

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Will This Debt Trap Continue To Thrive?


Rollbacks in payday loan legislation could allow predatory lenders an advantage, leaving borrowers to remain trapped in loans with a never-ending cycle of fees and collection threats. Under laxer regulation lenders would continue to thrive with profits. Meanwhile, borrowers are at risk. Consumers need to be aware of the traps associated with payday loans. CFPB Payday Lending Rules Rules from ...

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Parking Garages in Las Vegas Are Prime Breeding Grounds for Slip and Fall Dangers

Las Vegas self-park garages at casinos and hotels often ignore safety issues that put drivers and patrons in danger of injuries from slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, but hazardous property conditions significantly increase the risks. When Las Vegas casinos and hotels ignore parking garage safety issues or fail to make needed repairs, the risks of serious in...

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Using Criminal History Information May Violate the Rules of the FCRA


While it’s not illegal for employers to require a background check on a job applicant or employee, it is important that they comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other federal rules and regulations protecting such employees and workers from discrimination. It’s not unusual to find employers considering the background of job applicants and employees when making decisions about hiring, p...

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Pull Through Your Trailer Towing Trip without a Scratch [infographic]

Whether a professional tow truck driver or headed to a favorite camping spot with family, pulling a trailer of any size takes driving skills and practice. The size of the trailer is directly related to the number of adjustments a driver must make to prevent accidents. If you or a family member was seriously injured in a truck accident, call a Las Vegas accident attorney at Cogburn Law Offices t...

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Have You Received Texts From a Debt Collector?

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act does not specifically address text messages, email, and other modern forms of communication, however, that doesn't necessarily mean debt collectors can contact consumers via these modes of communication. Fortunately, there are steps to stop the receipt of text messages when consumers wish to cease these communications. The Outdated FDCPA The FDCPA was wr...

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Does Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Have an Emergency Plan in Place?

Federal law requires skilled nursing homes that are federally funded by Medicare and Medicaid to establish emergency plans with written evacuation procedures that protect patients from harm. If you or a family member was seriously injured in a nursing home accident, call a Las Vegas injury attorney at Cogburn Law Offices today for a free case consultation. Is Your Loved One Safe? Emergency ev...

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