There is always something new, it seems, to injure you as you’re out and about on the town. Truly: if it’s not one thing, it’s another, and today we have another report of something that can cause a personal injury in Las Vegas: manhole covers. Yes, you read that right: manhole covers. Though this type of covers are technically called water valve covers, few people would make the distinction. No matter the other name of the rose, they are big, round, heavy discs of metal that, apparently, have been causing quite the ruckus and property and personal injury in Southern Nevada.
On New Year’s Eve, a 21-year old California man fell to his death from the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Found near the property’s tennis courts, police and medical examiners estimate the man fell from approximately 5 stories up. He was pronounced dead at 8:15am on January 1st. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured due to negligence of a Las Vegas casino, contact Benson and Bingham today.This is the second falling death from the Cosmopolitan Hotel in less than a year. In March, Sean Campe of New Jersey jumped to his death from a balcony on the hotel’s 14 floor.
In 2008, 18-year old Hiroyuki Joho, ran across train tracks in an effort to catch another train. Distracted by torrential rains and a large umbrella, Mr. Joho was struck and killed by an oncoming train. At impact, parts of Mr. Joho’s body were thrown, striking Ms. Gayane Zokhrabo approximately 100 yards away. Ms. Zokhrabo suffered a broken wrist, arm and injured shoulder. In Nevada, innocent bystanders can be injured in cases of negligence. Contact Benson and Bingham today for consolation, free of charge.Injured not only physically but also financially, Ms. Zokhrabo sued the estate of Mr.
Honda Motors recently announced a recall of an additional approximately 275,000 vehicles, adding to the over 600,000 previously announced for a faulty airbag issue with older model Accord, Civic, Odyssey, Pilot and Acura models. The parts being recalled were installed in 2001 – 2003 vehicles repaired by the Japanese Auto manufacturer. Contact us if you have been injured by a Honda airbag in Nevada.When driving an automobile equipped with a driver’s-side airbag, it is important to wear a seatbelt and operate the vehicle a safe distance from the steering wheel.
Yesterday, a 65-year old Las Vegas woman, Diana Chambers, was arrested on suspicion of Las Vegas DUI charges after striking a Nevada man, Shannon Newland, and his vehicle as he was filling the car with gasoline. The man is currently at University Medical Center being treated. If you have missed work, lost property or incurred medical costs due to a Nevada traffic accident, contact us today.The accident, which occurred on Cheyenne Avenue near US95 has put Mr. Newland in critical but stable condition.
A Las Vegas couple that was injured when a teenage girl crashed her half ton pick-up truck helped present their case at a National Transportation Safety Conference in Washington DC. The couple had driven to Tropicana street to help a friend whose vehicle had broken down and upon exiting their vehicle were struck by the teenager who was both on the phone and adjusting her radio.Distracted driving in Nevada, whether it be texting, fumbling with the radio, fixing make-up or using a cell phone, is increasing cited as causes of accidents not only in Las Vegas but the rest of the United States. I.
Offer of Judgments have many rules that apply to the basic core rule that a party may have to pay attorney fees and costs if they are incorrect in their decision to accept such an offer. The Nevada Supreme Court has outlined many rules as they apply to Offer of Judgments in Nevada Law. Here is a summary:1.) An Offer of Judgment is irrevocable after it is served for 10 days2.) An Offer of Judgment mandates an award of Costs and Discretionary attorney fees if beaten at trial.3.) An Offer of Judgment must be made 10 days prior to trial as calculated from the actual trial date.
An OOJ or Offer of Judgment is a tool for parties in litigation used to shift risk to an opposing side. The procedural rule allows judgment to be taken against that party in a specified amount. The offer of judgment is a formal way to make an offer to settle the case; hence, a party may believe the value of the case is worth more (from the plaintiff’s side), or a party may believe the case is worth less (from the defendant’s side) and make an offer accordingly. The risk of such an offer is that is may be accepted at a lower threshold than a jury might award.
As with everything in life, we are born and we pass on. In the context of a Nevada lawsuit, if either the plaintiff or a defendant dies during the process of litigation—not a wrongful death issue (although a death can emanate from a car accident or original accident) a party and their respective personal injury lawyers must file a notice of death to the other party. This is formally called a “suggestion of death.” Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure [N.R.C.P.] rule 25 governs this issue. This notice is usually filed with a copy of the death certificate.
Many states, such as Nevada, have imposed egregiously unfair limits on pain and suffering damages in Medical malpractice cases. These cases often have horrible damages leaving the victims unfairly compensated for bad medicine. Nevada currently has a cap of $350,000 for pain and suffering. Two states in 2010 have now repealed their respective States’ laws on caps. The first this year was Illinois and now Georgia (who has a cap similar to Nevada $350,000.)These States’ Supreme Courts banned such limitation based on the Separation of Powers Doctrine Embodied in the US Constitution. The cru.