Month: October 2016

What You Should Know About Nevada’s Fault Insurance System

Published on October 19, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Bad Faith Disputes

Driving in Nevada requires an understanding of the state’s fault insurance system. If a car accident and personal injuries occur, a Reno bad faith insurance attorney can investigate problems that may arise from inadequate insurance coverage. What is Fault Insurance? Like most states, Nevada follows a fault insurance system when it comes to determining liability in a car accident. This means that the driver who causes the accident is considered liable for any property damages or personal injuries that result from the accident. According to the Nevada Division [...]
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Legalization of Marijuana Use May Lead to Product Liability Claims

Published on October 11, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Product Liability

Marijuana use is now legal in many states across the country, and whether used for medical or recreational purposes, it is likely product liability suits will soon follow. In fact, the first product liability claim for marijuana was filed in California in late 2015. Growth is on the Way The marijuana industry is still relatively small, but with new states like Nevada joining the list of places where the use of the substance is legal, the industry is growing at a steady pace. Marijuana product liability litigation may [...]
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Understanding the Dangers of Lithium Ion Batteries [infographic]

Published on October 5, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Product Liability

Lithium ion battery failures within airplanes, cars, and consumer electronics can have catastrophic and sometimes fatal consequences. The risks to consumers are growing as more and more manufacturers include lithium ion batteries within their product designs.When a lithium ion battery causes personal injury or property damage, a product liability attorney in Nevada can help uncover the manufacturing and design defects that led to the failure. Lithium Ion Batteries & Thermal Runaway Lithium ion batteries are designed to be lightweight and packed with more power than traditional counterparts. The [...]
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