Skylight Injuries - More Common Than People Imagine

Posted by Neil Shouse | Sep 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The most severe skylight injuries happen when someone is on the roof and the skylight breaks underneath them. However, skylights can also break and fall on people below. They can also leak and cause unsuspecting victims to slip and fall. Bringing a personal injury lawsuit can be the best way to recover the compensation you deserve if you have been a victim. If you were on the job at the time of the accident, you may have a workers’ compensation claim.

What's the legal age to SERVE alcohol in Nevada?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Sep 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bartenders and waiters must be age 21 in order to serve alcohol in bars and restaurants. But children age 16 and older can work in grocery or convenience stores that sell alcohol as long as the alcohol containers remain sealed and the minors are supervised by an adult employee. The minimum required age of this supervising employee varies by locale, and the employees may also be required to secure an "alcohol education card" as a condition of working there.

E-Scooters & Waiving Your Right To Sue

Posted by Neil Shouse | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have ridden a shared electric scooter, or E-scooter, you may have already waived your right to sue. E-scooter sharing companies Lime and Bird have extremely strict user agreements. Several provisions in them require you to waive some of your rights before riding. Overcoming these provisions and waivers can be difficult. Your ability to opt-out of these provisions is very limited. Several E-scooter accident lawsuits are trying to overcome the waivers in court.

What is the jail time for a felony probation violation?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The jail time for a felony probation violation is either: the jail time that was suspended before probation was ordered, or if no suspension, the maximum jail time for the offense the defendant was initially convicted of. Note that a judge does not automatically have to place a party in jail if that person commits a felony probation violation.

What's the NRS section on negligence?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Sep 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is no NRS section that defines "negligence" in civil cases (though NRS 193.018 does define it in criminal cases). Instead, Nevada's definition of negligence comes from the "common law" as spelled out in various Nevada Supreme Court judicial opinions.

What is a revocation of a deferred sentence in Colorado?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Sep 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A revocation of a deferred sentence is when the court takes back ("revokes") a defendant's opportunity to complete probation ("deferred sentence") as punishment for violating the court's orders. When a defendant's deferred judgment is revoked, he/she is usually remanded to jail and will get a criminal conviction.

How do you calculate loss of enjoyment of life in a personal injury case?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Sep 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A judge or jury will consider a host of different factors to help calculate the appropriate damage amount for the loss of enjoyment of life. Some of these are: the age of the injured person, the injured party’s educational background and work history, the severity of the injuries, the future consequences of the injury, and the nature of the activity that has been lost.

When Can Bail be Denied Altogether?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Sep 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

A judge can deny bail if an offense is punishable by death, if there is a parole hold, or if there is a public safety exception. The "public safety exception" allows preventive detention. It applies to certain classes of felonies and felony sexual assault offenses. If the charge is for any other offense, bail must be set as a matter of right.

What is a Motion to Quash a Warrant?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Sep 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A motion to quash a warrant is a request for a court to find a warrant, or part of a warrant, invalid. Quash means to nullify, void or declare invalid. The two most common types of warrants are search warrants and arrest warrants.

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