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Emergency Roadside Car Kit

When you’re stranded on the side of the road due to a weather event or a breakdown is the wrong time to find out that you don’t have the items you need in your car in case of an emergency. Putting together a basic emergency kit is fairly simple. Below is a list of items […]

What Happens if You Are Hit as a Pedestrian Who is Jaywalking?

Every year, pedestrian accidents contribute significantly to traffic-related injuries and fatalities, especially in busy areas like Las Vegas.  The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety reported 70 pedestrian fatalities across the state in a recent year alone.  If you’re injured while crossing the street, you may wonder who’s liable for your injuries, especially if you were […]

Why Personal Injury Lawsuits Are Taking More Time in 2021

If you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, seeking compensation through a personal injury lawsuit could take anywhere from several months to several years. Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused many cases to take longer than usual. While these delays can be aggravating, remember that a delay does not necessarily mean you won’t […]

How Does a Traffic Accident Investigation Work?

A traffic accident investigation is essential after a car accident in Las Vegas. Several parties will investigate the collision when someone is injured or killed, particularly the police and the auto insurance company(s) for the drivers involved. If you’ve been hurt, you need someone on your side conducting an independent crash investigation ― an experienced […]

Common Pedestrian Accidents in Vegas

Unfortunately, pedestrian fatalities continue to be very high. In 2019, reports state that 6,205 pedestrians were killed in accidents involving motor vehicles. Summertime is the high season for this type of accident. When the weather is warm more people are out walking. As a driver, one of the best ways to prevent an accident with […]

Emotional Distress

Emotional distress is a frequently overlooked personal injury. Being involved in a traumatic event such as a car accident can cause tremendous emotional suffering, negatively impacting your life just as much as any physical injury. But because emotional distress is an “invisible injury,” it can be difficult to prove when you make a legal claim. […]

Common Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the aftermath of the collision can be painful, confusing, and overwhelming. In the midst of the chaos, it’s easy for crash victims to make simple mistakes that end up costing them the fair compensation they need and deserve. Read on for tips from the Las Vegas car […]

Car Accident with a Leased Car

A significant number of today’s drivers choose to lease their cars instead of buying them. For some, it makes the most financial sense. On average, lease payments are around 23 percent lower than monthly payments on a financed car. But what happens if you’re in an accident with a leased vehicle? A Las Vegas car […]

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We are pleased to announce that personal injury attorney Joel S. Hengstler is now partner at the firm. Partner Joel Hengstler has represented Las Vegas clients in injury matters for over a decade. An Ohio native, his interest in the law began in college, where he was a member of forensic, mock trial, and moot […]

Do You Need to Report a Minor Fender Bender?

If you’re in a motor vehicle accident — even a minor one — there are laws regarding reporting an accident in Nevada. Knowing these laws is important so that you protect your legal rights, especially if you discover that you were hurt and need to file an injury claim later. First things first: If anyone […]