You know you should put on your helmet and safety gear before you hit the streets of Las Vegas on your motorcycle. Once you have your gear on, you have reduced the risk of severe injury in a crash. However, based on statistics reported by RideApart.com, the data gathered do not necessarily indicate how much you have lowered your chances of an injury or fatality.
People in Nevada and all over the country are still mourning the loss of lives from the mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay in October. As the shock begins to wear off, people are looking for answers and want somebody to be held accountable. Arguments on whether the hotel will be held liable are being tossed around, and opinions differ.
As in other parts of the country, residents of Nevada are seeing the devastating effects of the opioid crisis. Although heroin is one cause of overdoses in the country, prescription opioids have been singled out as major contributors to this issue. As a result, medical doctors are being trained to practice responsible prescribing of this pain medication to help prevent further addiction and deaths.
Suffering a bone fracture in an accident may not seem like a cause for much concern for Nevada residents. Casts these days allow for maximum usage of the limb affected, and people are often on their way to recovery shortly. However, according to the Mayo Clinic, a bone fracture such as a broken leg bone leaves a person at risk for long-term complications, and these may not appear for some time after the initial injury.
You want your family and your guests to be safe when they are in your home in Nevada. For example, you may take care to keep your sidewalk and steps clear of debris and ice. Landlordology points out, though, that if you are renting the property, the threat of a fall may be your landlord's responsibility if it comes from a crack in the concrete.
Construction workers in Nevada may have seen a bad head injury on the site firsthand that has brought home just how dangerous their job really is. According to Safety+Health magazine, traumatic brain injury statistics reinforce the personal experience of these workers. Data from a study conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health indicates that, during the eight-year period of the study, one-fourth of all fatal construction injuries involved a TBI.
An injury to any part of your body may affect how you function on a day-to-day basis. With a broken arm, you may have trouble cooking, driving to your job in Nevada or other tasks. However, if you sustain a spinal cord injury, it could impair your ability to use one or both your arms, your legs or other parts of your body, as well as your back or neck. We at the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., understand what spinal cord damage involves, how it is treated and when victims may be eligible for compensation.
Most people probably understand that if there is a slick spot on the floor in a hotel, restaurant or other place of business in Nevada, someone such as an owner should be responsible for eliminating the hazard. A slip-and-fall accident can cause serious injuries, after all. However, there are many other ways that a person could be injured on another's property that may also be considered premises liability.
From icy sidewalks that are left unattended to slick grocery store floors, slip-and-fall accidents happen in a plethora of ways. For patients in health care facilities, as well as health care workers, wet floors and other hazards are especially concerning. Unfortunately, some patients have sustained serious injuries and, in some cases, have even lost their lives after falling down due to a hazard in a health care facility that was not addressed properly. For health care workers and patients alike, recognizing and preventing these accidents is pivotal.
Many people with loved ones in Nevada nursing homes know that unexplained bruises, bedsores or other visible wounds could be a sign of abuse or neglect. According to U.S. News & World Report, there are plenty of other signals that staff is not providing the care that residents need.