Month: August 2018

Disputing Homeowner Insurance Claims Decisions

Published on August 22, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

Thousands of Nevada property owners are forced to dispute decisions by their homeowners’ insurance companies every year when their damage claims are wrongfully denied or settlement offers are way off base. About one in every 15 homeowners file homeowner insurance claims for property damages and theft that may be denied or underpaid. Homeowner Insurance Claims Homeowners rely on homeowner’s insurance to cover costs for certain damages that may occur to their home, but many claims are denied or settled for low amounts because insurance companies will go out [...]
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NDF Guilty of Gross Negligence in Little Valley Fire

Published on August 20, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Blog, News

In October 2016, the Nevada Division of Forestry started a controlled fire in Little Valley, a property owned by the University of Nevada-Reno.  On October 14, 2016, NDF’s conduct resulted in a devastating wildfire that destroyed 23 homes and damaged countless other homes. NDF deliberately and knowingly violated many safety standards for a controlled fire. Reno, Nevada personal injury lawyer Matthew Sharp acted as one of the lawyers for the fire victims. The Washoe County jury held the Nevada Division of Forestry accountable by finding it acted grossly negligent [...]
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Deadly Southwest Airlines Flight Prompts Engine Inspections, Lawsuits

Published on August 17, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Personal Injury

A recent passenger death aboard a Southwest Airlines flight has resulted in lawsuits and industry investigations. Southwest Airlines is under fire for the death of one passenger and serious injuries to several other passengers caused by sudden engine failure shortly after takeoff. Southwest Engine Failure Causes Death In April, Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 experienced engine failure 20 minutes after taking off from New York LaGuardia Airport en route to Dallas. Without warning, the left engine suffered a catastrophic fan blade failure which caused debris from the plane’s fuselage [...]
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Young Truckers: Solution or Safety Risk?

Published on August 13, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Trucking Accident

Safety advocates claim that putting younger truckers behind the wheel to fill a driver shortage for the trucking industry could prove dangerous. The White House plans to put a pilot program in place that lowers the required driving age for interstate truckers to 18 years of age. The Trucking Industry Wants Young Drivers House Republicans recently introduced a bill to lower the commercial truck driving age. According to current federal regulations, commercial truck drivers must be at least 21 years old to cross state lines while driving a [...]
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The Emotional Consequences of Nursing Home Abuse [infographic]

Published on August 6, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Nursing Home Abuse

The emotional consequences of nursing home abuse vary and are often significant, sometimes leading to severe mental health problems, a substantial decline in the victim’s physical health, and even death. (Article continues below infographic) ______ The Impact of Nursing Home Abuse In nursing homes and long-term care facilities, 44 percent of residents report that they have been victims of some type of physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual abuse while receiving care at a facility. Although some signs of abuse show up as bruises, cuts and abrasions, broken bones, [...]
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