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Understanding uninsured and underinsured coverage

If you drive a vehicle, you know that you need to have insurance or suffer a heavy fine if you are caught. Every state, including Nevada, requires drivers to carry at least liability insurance. What happens if you are in an accident and the other person doesn’t have insurance or is not adequately covered to pay for your medical expenses? To avoid this possibility, states Allstate, you may want to look into uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. At the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., we deal with insurance companies every day and we understand the importance of having enough coverage.

Sexual harassment is common in the restaurant industry

Nevada is known across the country as a hospitality state due to its robust gaming and tourism attractions. As a result, many Las Vegas residents work in the food service industry and related positions. This can be a challenging and rewarding job, since food servers can make a good living off of tips from tourists having fun. However, the food service industry also has a reputation as a job that is rife with harassment.

Lawsuits filed after "Fight of the Century"

Whether consumers are buying a product or tuning in to a sporting event, they expect a fair deal for their money. When those they are purchasing a product or service from fail to uphold their end of the bargain, business litigation can result. This appears to have been the case over the much-anticipated “Fight of the Century” between professional boxing champions Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, which took place in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015.

What are the pros and cons of a civil appeal?

If you have been involved in a civil trial that did not end as you had hoped, you may wonder if you can dispute the verdict. Fortunately, the legal system is set up to protect Nevada residents who have suffered unfair trials or verdicts, by allowing them to appeal their trial in certain cases. According to the American Bar Association, the losing side has the right to appeal in a civil case whether they were the plaintiff or the defendant. However, you will usually not be able to appeal a case simply because you were unhappy with the outcome. In most instances, you can appeal if you have a reason to suspect that the trial was in some way erroneous.

Non-compete agreements should not limit your future job options

There is a great deal of competition in many industries today, especially when it comes to highly specialized or technical jobs. Many Las Vegas companies include non-compete agreements in their employment contracts as a way to keep competing markets from undercutting their profits. However, at the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., we understand that these types of agreements can result in employment lawsuits. If you have signed or are considering signing a contract with a non-compete clause, you should understand which terms are fair to avoid the possibility of contract litigation in the future.

Construction industry takes title as most dangerous profession

People who work in the construction workforce may be taken for granted by those who don't know just how dangerous this industry is. Every day, thousands of construction workers in Las Vegas put their lives on the line to improve roadways, construct buildings and perform maintenance work all over the city. There are a multitude of industry standards to protect construction workers from being injured or killed on the job, but sometimes these standards are not enforced for a variety of reasons. Other employees may fail to observe safety rules, or the construction company itself might not educate its workers on the proper way to avoid serious accidents and, consequently, a personal injury lawsuit.

Verizon sued for breach of contract by ESPN

When two companies enter into a contract in Nevada, and elsewhere, it is expected that each side will abide by the terms of the contract. Should one company, or the other, not fulfill their obligations as stated in the contract, business disputes may arise. In some cases, this can lead to serious legal issues.

Motions for new trials in the state of Nevada

After trials in Nevada, and elsewhere, are held and judgments issued, people may wish to contest the judgment. Although most people think of appeals when they consider these types of situations, those are not the only way to challenge a ruling. In some situations, a new trial may be held altogether. Unlike appeals, which take the matter to a higher court, new trials are held at the same court level as the first trial. At Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., we often consult with people who feel that their rights were not upheld and thus, the judgment issued was unfair. For those who are facing situations such as this, it can be important to have an understanding of new trial motions.

What are personal injury claims?

Mishaps are common in Las Vegas, and throughout Nevada. Although they occur relatively often, the aftermath can be painful and confusing for those involved. Whether a motor vehicle collision, slip or fall, or some other type of accident, people may sustain a range of damages. People who have experienced such situations may consider taking legal action. In order to ensure their rights are upheld, it behooves accident victims to have an understanding of personal injury claims.

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