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If you are a bicyclist, you know how dangerous Las Vegas’ roads can be. Bicycle accidents are almost always serious and should not be taken lightly. Bicyclists have rights and are entitled to compensation when they are hurt as a result of a negligent driver failing to pay attention or failing to share the road.
Boating accidents occur nearly every day at Lake Mead, Lake Tahoe and other bodies of water in Nevada. Common causes of boating accidents are as follows:
- Reckless and negligent boat operation
- Drunken boat operation
Brain injuries can have severe and devastating effects. In many instances, the vitctim of a brain injury is not even aware that there is an issue. Often times, people suffering from brain injuries will simply ignore short term memory loss or attribute it to being rattled from their accident. Any time someone is in an accident and hits their head, it is important to have doctors evaluate the potential for a brain injury to identify it as soon as possible.
Burn injuries can occur from car accidents, defective products or many other causes and the damages are often times serious and permanent. Burn injuries often take years to heal and can leave permanent facial scarring.
When most people are in a car accident, their primary concern is getting their vehicle fixed. Many times, injuries go unaddressed for several days or even weeks because the victim hopes the symptoms will resolve without requiring medical care. Insurance companies know this and will often make an extremely small settlement offer within days or even hours of an accident. It is important to remember that insurance companies are for-profit businesses and are only interested in saving money as their duty is to their shareholders. At Moss Berg Injury Lawyers, our goal is ensure that our clients’ injuries are identified and treated immediately following an accident. We make sure our clients receive the best available medical treatment and all of the compensation they are entitled to as a result of their accident.
When a product does not work the way it is supposed to work, they can cause serious injuries. Warning labels often do not provide accurate information about the risks of products. Nevada law is very favorable to consumers who have been injured by defective products. In many cases, manufacturers and distributors are responsible for harm caused even if the product is misused as long as the misuse was foreseeable and adequate measures were not taken to eliminate the danger or at least warn consumers of the danger.
Texting or talking on the phone while driving has become an epidemic. Not only are drivers distracted by their mobile devices to the point that they are not even looking at the road, but many times distracted drivers do not even have their hands on the steering wheel. Distracted driving not only delays reaction time, but in many cases, eliminates the ability for drivers to even apply their brakes before causing a collision.
Dog bites can be some of the worst injury cases because often times the victims are left with permanent scarring and deformity. Many times injury victims are children. Owners of dogs are responsible for the acts of their pets and often times homeowner’s or renter’s insurance will cover the resulting damages.
Injuries caused by a drunk driver is one of the most upsetting and serious of all kinds of personal injury cases. Unfortunately, many insurance companies try to treat these types of cases the same as any other car accident. The truth is, they are not the same. At Moss Berg Injury Lawyers, we take drunk driving accidents very seriously. We know that if a drunk driver has to testify in front of a jury, the jury is not going to let them off the hook for the damage they caused. We use this knowledge and always demand drunk drivers be held fully accountable for the maximum possible compensation for our clients who have been injured by a drunk driver.
Some of the most common types of slip and fall accidents occur in grocery stores. These cases can very difficult to win, but with the right attorney, you can maximize your chances of recovery. In Nevada, grocery stores have a higher duty than a typical business owner to protect the public from slipping hazards because the occur so often. Any failure to clean up a spill or place floor mats in the produce or floral section could result in liability for a grocery store owner.
Motorcyclists are exposed to serious injury more so than automobile occupants. Motorcyles are involved in a high number of accidents each year because driver’s fail to see them and cross into their paths. Unfortunately, Motorcycle accidents often lead to severe injuries including paralysis and death.
Even designated crosswalk areas can be hazardous when one car slows or stops to yield to a pedestrian, but the negligent driver behind the slowing vehicle does not consider there may be a pedestrian in the street and decides to swerve around the slow or stopped car, striking the pedestrian. Other common crosswalk accidents occur when cars rush through an intersection to make a light, or make a left-hand turn without first checking whether the crosswalk is clear. Pedestrians in general should possess the right of way at crosswalks and in theory are the safest places for pedestrians to cross the street. However, accidents happen every day.
Collisions between commercial trucks and passenger cars can be catastrophic due to the size and weight of these larger vehicles. Often times, semi-truck accidents result in major property damage and substantial injuries for those in the smaller vehicle. Quite often the stakes are higher for the offending parties because causing an accident may affect the offending driver’s employment and will effect the trucking company’s bottom line. Because of this, the at fault parties often fight even on claims that they should clearly pay. At Moss Berg Injury Lawyers, we believe in holding the responsible parties accountable for these accidents. Our injury lawyers have an extensive record of obtaining successful jury verdicts and settlements for those injured in truck accidents.
- Slippery floors due to spills or ice
- Obstructions on the floor or in the aisle of a store
- Concrete parking bumpers
- Slippery, cracked, uneven or obstructed sidewalks
Slip/Trip and Fall premises liability cases can be difficult to win. In fact, in Nevada the burden of proof rests with the Plaintiff to show that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition yet failed to fix it. In the cases such as a food or drink spill in a grocery store or restaurant, the question of how long the condition existed before the accident can be crucial. There are several different ways to establish and prove this fact, but it takes an experienced trial attorney to know how to prepare and present a persuasive case. Any delay could lead to the loss of valuable evidence including video footage.
Every year, thousands of workers are killed or seriously injured on the job. In Nevada, in almost all cases, an injured worker cannot sue their employer. The only remedy is a workers’ compensation claim. However, unless you meet the deadlines for notifying your employer and opening a claim, you could lose all rights to make a workers’ compensation claim. At Moss Berg Injury Lawyers, our lawyers have been handled hundreds of workers’ compensation claims. The laws in Nevada are very favorable to the employers, so you need an attorney on your side who will fight to get you all the benefits you are entitled to.