Defendants in Nevada personal injury lawsuits will always try to use plaintiffs' preexisting conditions as an excuse against liability and large money damages. But judges understand that many people have preexisting conditions and that they should not bar recovery for accidents that may have worsened them.
California Penal Code 17330 says that a “wallet gun” is any firearm mounted or enclosed in a case. The case for these guns typically resembles a wallet, thus the name. A person can fire a wallet gun while it is still enclosed in its case, and the guns are capable of being carried in a pocket or purse. Under Penal Code 16590, California’s law on generally prohibited weapons, the following acts are illegal when it comes to wallet guns: Manufacture, Import into the State of California, Keep for sale, Offer for sale, Give, Lend, and/or Possess.
California courts have ruled that hands and feet are not considered “deadly weapons” under California’s assault with deadly weapons law, penal code 245(a)(1). However, kicking someone can still be considered assault with a deadly weapon if it is done with force likely to produce great bodily injury.
Character evidence may be admissible in Nevada criminal trials depending on whether the evidence concerns the defendant, a witness, or the victim.
Many people use the terms "prison" and "jail" interchangeably, but they are very different. In general, prisons are long-term incarceration facilities for people who have been convicted of felonies. Jails are for everyone else.
Can ICE detain a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) because of a past criminal conviction?
Lawful permanent residents (green card holders) with a criminal past can be detained by ICE if their crimes were "deportable" offenses--even if they have been crime-free for many years. Options to fight deportation can include "cancellation of removal" and naturalization (becoming a U.S. citizen).
Proximate cause exists when the plaintiff's injury was the natural and probable result of the defendant's breach of duty, and the defendant should have foreseen the injury in light of the circumstances.
Joint and several liability in Nevada means that multiple defendants in a personal injury case can each be held individually liable for 100% of a plaintiff's injuries. In Nevada, defendants may be jointly and severally liable only in a few types of cases.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers are permitted to use tasers (an electroshock weapon) when it would be reasonable under the circumstances.
A DUI sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for Saturday, September 1st, from 8pm-5am in the southeast part of the valley.
Many accident victims in Nevada wait months or more before getting a settlement from the at-fault party's insurance company. In these situations, victims may consider taking out a "pre-settlement loan" to help cover their bills that are piling up in the meantime.
It is illegal in Clark County, Nevada, to carry a concealed knife with a blade three (3) inches or longer unless the person has a valid and current knife-specific CCW (carrying concealed weapons) issued by a Nevada sheriff.
There is no way to precisely predict a trucking accident settlement amount in a Nevada negligence lawsuit. But there is a formula Nevada personal injury attorneys use to calculate a rough estimate: Medical bills + property damage + lost income + pain and suffering = value of trucking accident settlement
Yesterday evening, a woman in her 50s sustained life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car while crossing Lake Mead Blvd. by foot in North Las Vegas. She reportedly crossed outside of a crosswalk. The driver is cooperating with police and does not appear to have been under the influence.
People who are overdetained in jail or prison have the right to sue for damages in California. Damages can include economic losses such as lost wages as well as damages for emotional distress or pain and suffering.
People who have been hit by a drunk driver in Nevada have various rights including these five: 1) Filing a police report, 2) Filing a lawsuit, 3) Seeking compensation through an uninsured or under-insured motorist claim, 4) Seeking victim restitution fund money, and 5) Sharing the story with police and prosecutors.
People who have been hit by a driver who was texting in Nevada have the following three rights: 1) Filing a police report, 2) Filing a lawsuit, and 3) Seeking compensation through an uninsured or under-insured motorist claim.
Generally, landowners and tenants are not liable to trespassers if they get injured on their premises. But there are at least three scenarios where trespassers may have a viable personal injury claim against a landowner or tenant.
Drivers meet the California DMV's vision requirement if they have 20/40 vision (or better) with both eyes together and at least 20/40 in one eye and 20/70 in the other. Drivers who do not meet this standard will require a driving test and individual evaluation. By law, however, the DMV may not issue a license unless a driver has visual acuity of at least 20/200 (corrected or uncorrected) in at least one eye.
Usually, yes. Landlords are typically responsible to maintain safe common areas, and they may be liable to people who sustain injuries because of the landlord's negligence.
In general, Nevada landlords and property management companies are not liable for injuries that occur inside a rental until unless their faulty workmanship or repairs caused the injury.
Under Nevada premises liability laws, a property owner's duty to protect guests against foreseeable dangers generally does not extend to "open and obvious" hazards. Like it sounds, these hazards are so plain to see that any reasonable person would be aware of them and take care around them.
Whether a Nevada property owner can be held civilly liable for other people's crimes committed on their property is a hot topic now in light of the October 1 mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay.
Perhaps. Most employers cannot see the sealed criminal records of job applicants. However, state licensing boards may have access to applicants' full criminal histories and can deny them employment accordingly.
Las Vegas hotels may be liable when their patrons get sickened from a norovirus outbreak (a.k.a. stomach flu). If the victims can show that the hotel's negligence caused or worsened the outbreak, the victims may be able to recover compensatory damages and possibly punitive damages.