Slip & Fall

What Is a Soft-Tissue Injury?

Many accidents can lead to soft-tissue injuries or damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in our bodies. These injuries can result in severe pain, bruising, and lasting damage – and if you suffer a soft-tissue injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you could be facing expensive medical bills and other damages you were not prepared for. However, there are ways you can seek compe...

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If Injured on a Break at Work, Can I Receive Compensation?

Under Nevada state law, most employers must provide workers’ compensation coverage to their employees in the event that they suffer an injury on the job or develop a work-related illness. However, there are many rules and regulations that come with collecting these benefits. Some injuries may not qualify for workers’ comp – including accidents that happen during lunch or on a break, depending o...

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Top 10 Safety Tips for College Students

Going to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life, but many accidents can happen on campus. These safety tips can help you or your child avoid injuries while attending classes. If you've been injured while on campus, a Las Vegas campus accident lawyer can help.  #1: Be Careful at Night College students should not walk around alone in the dark. This can put you at risk for several ...

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The Psychological Effects of An Injury

When we are in an accident and suffer an injury, we typically only think of the physical and financial damages we sustain. However, many people may not realize that the aftermath of an injury can lead to significant psychological damage as well. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may experience a strong aversion to certain situations and objects, develop mental illnesses, and ...

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5 Ways to Prevent a Swimming Pool Accident

The weather is hot here in Nevada, and many families are beating the heat by installing swimming pools in their backyards or visiting the community pool. However, pools can be dangerous, especially for young children – they carry the risk of drowning death and other injuries, including brain damage. In some situations, you could file a lawsuit or insurance claim against the at-fault party with ...

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What Are Emotional Distress Damages in a Personal Injury Claim?

The context surrounding most personal injury claims is rarely lighthearted in nature. Often, individuals suffer from emotional damages incurred by the incident and the physical injuries they sustain. Instead of discounting the emotional aspect of an accident, a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer offers plaintiffs the opportunity to seek compensation as a form of recovery. Are Emotional Damages t...

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Can I Sue My Homeowners Association After a Slip and Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common causes of serious personal injuries in the home. Falls are the number one cause of death for older adults. Slip and falls can occur because of leaky pipes, inadequate lighting, irrigation system malfunctions, and other hazards. If you are a member of a neighborhood homeowners association, this entity could be liable for your accident and inju...

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What are the Dangers of Walking While Texting?

Texting is one of the most popular forms of communication in America. However, the ease and convenience of texting unfortunately encourages some individuals to engage in unsafe practices. Although it may sound farfetched, texting while walking can be almost as dangerous as texting while driving, and those who text while walking run the risk of injuries to themselves or others, potentially leadi...

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Does a Warning Sign Affect Injury Liability for a Property Owner?

Premises liability works on the concept that property owners have a duty of care to those who enter their property. Usually, property owners must provide a safe experience to those legally on the property, whether by invitation or by license, such as a mailman delivering a package. Whenever a property owner fails to uphold this duty of care, he or she may become legally liable for any damages s...

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How Dangerous Are Slips and Fall Accidents?

Slips and falls are more than just an inconvenience; they can be dangerous occurrences with long-lasting consequences. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of all accidental injury in the United States. They represent a significant portion of all emergency-department visits, at 21.3%. Unfortunately, these visits can reveal serious injur...

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