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Who Covers Your Medical Bills After a Slip & Fall Accident?
Posted by Van Law Firm June 14, 2019

There are three basic forms of insurance that provide coverage after a slip and fall: (1) the injured party’s private insurance (usually through an employer); (2) the commercial liability policy of the premises in which the fall occurred; and (3) government insurance for individuals who do not have private insurance. Payments for medical treatments after a fall are not limited to the liability policy of the defending party but can […]

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Guide to Reporting Car Accidents to Insurance Companies
Posted by Van Law Firm April 15, 2019

Insurance companies in Nevada require that motorists notify them when a crash occurs and there is property damage or injuries. Some people choose not to report accidents to insurers when there are no apparent injuries and the at-fault party is willing to pay out of pocket for property damage.Failing to report a crash, however, can be a costly mistake if injury symptoms appear later or property damage is more extensive […]

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TBI: More Than Just a Bump on the Head
Posted by Van Law Firm January 15, 2019

Bumps or jolts to the head can cause TBIs that disrupt the normal function of the brain and can result in long term or permanent disability. The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can range from nausea or dizziness to more pressing issues like paralysis, numbness, or epilepsy. TBIs can occur in a broad range of activities including accidents during sports games (like playing football), falls, or car collisions. Mild […]

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Is Your Chainsaw Safe?
Posted by Van Law Firm July 16, 2018

Many chainsaw injuries are caused by careless use, but a large number result from poorly designed or defective chainsaws and parts, inadequate warnings, or incorrect operating instructions from the manufacturer. Under products liability law, chainsaw manufacturers, sellers, and distributors can be held liable for injuries and deaths that are caused by dangerous chainsaws. Three Causes of Chainsaw Injuries Kickback: results when the chainsaw hits a solid object (i.e., an object […]

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Kids with Guns: Who Is Liable?
Posted by Van Law Firm April 12, 2018

Gun owners may be liable for the injuries and deaths that are caused when kids accidentally shoot someone. Of the 265 kid-with-gun shootings reported in 2015, 83 resulted in a death. Forty-one young shooters killed themselves. Forty-two times someone else died from the accidental shooting. More than half (148) of the shootings occurred in the victim’s home. Thirty-one of the accidental shootings were at a friend’s home. The remaining 28 […]

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How Does FELA Measure Up to Workers’ Compensation?
Posted by Van Law Firm February 13, 2018

The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) allows railroad workers to file claims for compensation when injuries are suffered while working on the railroad. FELA predates the workers’ compensation system and provides similar types of coverage for injured workers. However, there are significant differences between the two systems and FELA can be a more complete remedy than traditional workers’ compensation. FELA Coverage As with workers’ compensation claims, individuals may file a FELA […]

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Why are Teens at Such High Risk for Drowsy Driving?
Posted by Van Law Firm February 05, 2018

It’s no secret that teens are at high risk for getting into car accidents, especially in the first few months after getting a driver’s license. In 2015, six teens at the age of 16-19 died every day in vehicle-related accidents. While not all of those accidents were related to drowsy driving, teens tend to underestimate the risk associated with many driving situations, including the dangerous effects of sleep deprivation. Teens […]

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Walkable Cities Pose Higher Risks for Pedestrian Safety
Posted by Van Law Firm July 15, 2016

According to transportation officials, pedestrian safety has become a major concern in large, walkable cities around the country. According to the CDC, the pedestrian population increased by 24 million people between 2005 and 2010. As a result, walkable cities, like Las Vegas, are taking a closer look at pedestrian safety and ways to reduce accidents and injury claims filed with a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer. According to the National […]

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Medical Payment (Med Pay) Insurance and Auto Accidents
Posted by Van & Associates November 24, 2014

Medical payment insurance, better known as Med Pay, is a fairly inexpensive option to add to your insurance coverage and the benefits can be quite valuable. Many policy holders are unsure of whether they need Med Pay; others may not have sufficient coverage. On average, you can expect to spend between $20 and $50 annually for up to $10,000 in coverage. Med Pay works by covering costs such as medical bills, health […]

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Uninsured and UnderInsured Motorist Insurance Coverage
Posted by Van & Associates November 11, 2014

Are you a Nevada driver who’s uninsured or under-insured? Like many states, Nevada has very specific requirements when it comes to the level of insurance coverage that a motorist must carry. When a driver meets this minimum, it’s known as carrying “full” coverage. Many drivers are actually under-insured, which may pose some serious issues if you’re involved in an accident. In Las Vegas, and other areas of Nevada, drivers must […]

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