Matt Sharp Offers Insight Into Bill to Modernize Car Insurance

head-on car crashBill to Modernize Car Insurance Heard Today in State Senate

CARSON CITY, Nev.–If a driver with a bare-bones liability policy hurts someone, the victims are out of luck once the bills exceed the driver’s policy limit. This morning, the state Senate transportation committee takes up a bill to raise the minimum amount an auto-insurance policy must cover. (more…)

Are These Toys A Danger to your Kids?

teddy bear in box, product liabilityEvery three minutes a child is treated in an emergency medical facility for a toy-related injury in the United States. Sadly, more than 251,000 serious toy-related injuries occurred in 2014 alone and a disturbing 61 children lost their lives due to accidents with toys between 2010 and 2014. Between January 2015 and November 2016 an alarming (more…)

Liability in Crashes Caused by Self-Driving Cars

a small car, car accidentSelf-driving cars are meant to increase safety, but they raise issues concerning liability when they are involved in accidents. People who are struck by self-driving cars may wonder whether the drivers are liable or if the cars are liable. Currently, the drivers of self-driving cars are liable if they cause accidents. As the technology continues to improve, (more…)

Requirements Insurance Companies Must Adhere to

claims word on a folder, bad faith insuranceNevada law prohibits insurance companies from engaging in unfair practices that are designed to deny coverage for legitimate claims. Companies that violate Nevada law in this regard may be held liable for damages including interest, the cost of the claim, attorney’s fees, and other expenses stemming from the denial of coverage. (more…)

The Basics of Bad Faith Insurance Litigation

words cloud with insurance in red, bad faith insuranceBad faith claims arise when insurers fail to uphold their obligations under the insurance contract, and that failure results in harm to the insured. Insurance companies are incentivized to maximize the collection of premiums and minimize the payment of claims. Some insurers take that incentive too far and harm the interests of their policyholders. (more…)

The Duty to Defend in Nevada

Hands holding a bubble with family, insurance bad faithInsurer’s Duty to Defend

In Nevada, an insurer’s duty to defend begins upon receiving notice of a claim and continues until the claim is resolved. This duty is broad and is intended to protect insured parties not only (more…)