Information Concerning ‘Loss of Consortium’
This is a term that not everyone may be aware of.
The word ‘consortium’ in this context refers to the moral support, intimacy and/or companionship that is part of the relationship with married couples and domestic registered partners.
This can also include; love, affection, sexual relations, and the ability to have children.
If a spouse or domestic partner was the victim of a wrongful injury than under Nevada law you have the righ...
Witness Statements After an Accident
Getting in an accident can be nerve racking.
A city like Las Vegas has plenty of accidents of all types.
You can find yourself in an accident with a car, bike, motorcycle, pedestrian, or a truck.
Intersections and busy streets are often a place where a traffic accident can take place and getting the accident camera footage is very important for the case.
Las Vegas is a town with many distractions and distracted drivers make up a large...
Semi-Truck Accident Due to Equipment Failure
Big rigs, 18 wheelers, or semi-trucks, whatever you call them are large trucks with multi axles that travel our interstate highways and in most cases deliver most of our consumer goods.
These trucks are an amazing feat of engineering but they are not your typical motor vehicle, they have parts and components that are very different from a regular car that need to be in working order at all times.
If at any time one of these items doesn't ...
Injuries Happen on Fremont Street Las Vegas
When visiting big cities people always tell you to be aware of your surroundings right?
Well the same goes for Las Vegas.
Las Vegas has two main areas where tourists flock to, one is The Las Vegas Strip or Las Vegas Blvd.
This is the area where all the big major casinos are like Caesars Palace or The Cosmopolitan.
The second area is a little less glamorous but so much fun and that is Fremont Street or downtown Vegas.
Fremont Street is ...
The history of Progressive Insurance
Based in Matfield, Ohio Progressive Insurance was founded in 1937.
Progressive is in the top ten insurance companies after Geico, State Farm, and Allstate.
Progressive unlike some other insurance companies, offers other insurance, not just auto insurance, to its policyholders.
They offer Government and employment insurance, product liability insurance, as well as insurance for all vehicles including motorcycles and boats.
What Is Average Truck Accident Settlement
You have already been involved in an accident involving a delivery truck or tractor trailer and you should be compensated for your loss due to the accident.
But you're not sure what to expect and how much you should recover.
What is the average settlement for truck accident injuries?
All accidents are different and therefore all accident settlements are different.
Settlements for truck accidents are based on injuries and can be a...
Blind Spot Car Accident Lawyer
Everyone has blind spots in their vehicles that is why we now have backup cameras and sensors in newer vehicles to help reduce the blind spot accidents.
Blind spots cause a significant amount of accidents in the United States each year.
Many of these accidents include commercial vehicles like delivery trucks or tractor trailers long hauling through the U.S.
Many people are killed each year when truck drivers fail to check blind spots before cha...
Finding a Lawyer For Car Crash That Wasn't My Fault
Being in a car accident is stressful enough whether or not it was your fault or the other driver's fault.
If you are in an accident and it turns out it wasn’t your fault you may think that it’s enough to make things go smoothly for you when dealing with insurance companies and trying to get things paid for.
You may be very wrong.
Hiring an attorney that specializes in car accidents is a smart way to take action to get you th...
Backing Up Car Accident
Everyone knows that every vehicle has blind spots that make it difficult for the driver to see out of certain areas of the car when going in reverse.
When backing up and using the rear view mirror and back window a motorist might not see pedestrians, bicyclists and other cars behind them because they are in the blind spots.
Accidents involving a backing up vehicle happen all the time causing property damage, physical injuries and even some fatalities.
Loading Dock Injuries in Nevada
Everything we use and that we get from stores must be shipped from one place to another.
This shipping is a very confusing and difficult process as we all have seen since Covid began.
Even though forced lockdown is over, we are still stuck with shipping and logistic issues.
Many people are not aware of what actually goes on to get the goods to the stores where the average American buys them.
When shipping products truck drivers pick produc...
DoorDash Accident Lawyers
Can we even remember what life was like before Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash?
If you wanted to go somewhere and not drive you had to phone order for a cab, and if you lived in a smaller community they were few and far between.
Sometimes if you lived in a smaller town you might not be able to get a ride at all.
Food was limited to dine in at restaurants, cook at home or go and get take out that you had to pick up.
But DoorDash changed the game of food...
Speeding Car Accident Lawyer
Speeding is one of the leading reasons for serious car accidents resulting in serious injury or fatality in the US.
These accidents are more serious than other accidents and kill more people every year than drunk driving accidents.
If you have been injured in a serious speeding accident you need to call an experienced accident lawyer and The Richard Harris Law Firm has over 40 years of experience with speeding accidents in Las Vegas and all of Nevada.
Airbnb Accident Lawyers in Las Vegas NV
Airbnb didn’t exist until 2008 and wasn’t even really that popular until a few years ago.
Now we can’t even imagine life without the app that rents everything from bedrooms in a private home to luxury mansions.
Airbnb offers the unique service of being a broker to a group of people interested in temporarily renting out space and guests who would rather not stay in a hotel.
This can be from one day to an extended period of time.
Injured at Las Vegas McCarran Airport?
Everyone is back to being in a hurry post pandemic.
The airport has always been a busy place, people going from one place to another all in a hurry to get there.
This creates the perfect storm for accidents, any trip business or pleasure can turn into an absolute nightmare when accidents at the airport happen.
If the accident or injury is severe enough you may even have to cancel your trip and wouldn’t that stink?
If you are injured at...
Lawyer For Geico Car Accident Injury Claim
If you have ever been in a car accident then you know that dealing with an insurance company and the adjusters can be very difficult because they are known for denying legitimate claims.
Geico has a higher rate of denial than most other insurance companies, more than 50 % in some cases.
In every accident situation you need to deal with insurance adjusters, but dealing with a Geico adjuster can be less difficult with an experienced car acc...
→ Richard Harris and Ben Cloward were recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as top personal injury plaintiffs’ attorneys in the Mountain West.
→ Samantha Martin, Michael Sandoval, Jeff Scarborough, Johnathan Leavitt, Nicholas Lasso, and Vladana Dervisevic were named “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.
→ Avvo ranks Richard Harris 10 out of 10 “Superb,” the highest possible rating.
→ Jeff Scarborough and Nicholas Lasso were recognized as 2022 Top Rank Attorneys, formerly known as Lega...
As a child, Johnathan Leavitt grew up in a family of lawyers, igniting his interest at an early age. His grandfather was the late Nevada Supreme Court Justice, Myron Leavitt. For Johnathan, personal injury law intrigued him the most in law school and he excelled in it. Ultimately helping an injured person pursue and hold a negligent tortfeasor accountable appealed to Johnathan and led to him finding his right-fit place in personal injury law.
For Johnathan, the opportunit...
Multimillion-dollar settlement for family of wrongful death victim pedestrian struck by shuttle bus in crosswalk
Multimillion-dollar settlement for store customer struck by falling object
Multimillion-dollar settlement for family of wrongful death victim of medical malpractice
Multimillion-dollar settlement for family of wrongful death victim pedestrian struck by vehicle in crosswalk
7-figure settlement for rideshare driver struck by vehicle
7-figure settlement for motorcycl...
Ambulance chasing lawyers illegally approach accident victims directly, without an invitation and solicit representation. These unethical lawyers pay “runners” and “cappers” to monitor police and other first responder scanners and Twitter feeds for a traffic collision dispatch or other emergency.
They immediately race to the scene to contact the victims of accidents. They are often rideshare drivers, tow truck drivers or a “witness” who supposedly just happened upon the scene, who offers to t...
Truck Jackknife Accidents and Injuries
What exactly is a jackknife accident?
We hear the term all the time but has anyone ever really explained it to you ?
I’m betting no, so here it goes.
Jackknifing is when a large, usually an 18 wheeler truck folds itself in half usually on a highway.
This can occur for many reasons but usually they are trying to stop the truck.
This puts the driver in the other vehicle in the position of having no choice but to hit the truck head...