Don’t Let Your Romantic Night Turn Tragic – Don’t Drink and Drive on Valentine’s Day

Las Vegas ValentinesValentine’s Day is your chance to enjoy a romantic afternoon or evening with your sweetie. You can head on out to a fancy restaurant, enjoy a delicious dinner, take in a show, or stroll around town with your significant other. What seems like a perfectly romantic night can quickly turn into a tragedy if you cross paths with a drunk driver. It is even possible for you or your sweetie to drink one too many drinks and get behind the wheel, only to cause an accident.

If you are involved in such an unfortunate event and suspect it is even partially the fault of another person or institution, reach out to our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers right away.

Our attorneys put together the following Valentine’s Day activities for you and your honey to enjoy that do not involve drinking and driving.

Stay in This Valentine’s Day for Game Night

You can stay perfectly safe indoors playing games with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. The best part is you can drink all the alcohol you want without having to worry about navigating through traffic and making it to the restaurant on time. Play video games, board games, or virtual reality games in your living room with your significant other for a unique and fun Valentine’s Day.

Hike at Red Rock Canyon

Head on out to Red Rock Canyon this Valentine’s Day, enjoy a hike, and take some snapshots of the beautiful desert scenery around you. You might spot blooming cacti, jackrabbits, road runners, and other interesting wildlife. You will take in gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains while soaking up the sun and enjoying quality time with your sweetie.

Enjoy an Indoor Picnic

Take the day off from work, plan an elaborate picnic to enjoy in your living room or backyard, and dig in with your sweetie. You can set up a picnic with sandwiches, crackers, cheese, wine, champagne, finger foods, and whatever other treats the two of your love.

Visit Lake Mead NRA

Rent a boat or borrow one from a friend, spend the afternoon on Lake Mead, and this Valentine’s Day will prove unforgettable. You will enjoy the peaceful water with your honey while sipping champagne and enjoying one another’s company. If you plan on drinking before or after your visit to Lake Mead or any other Valentine’s Day outing, be sure to coordinate the services of a designated driver. If you endure any sort of injury this Valentine’s Day, or at any other time, contact our law firm for assistance.

Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers are at Your Service

If you are injured due to another person or institution’s failure to provide due care, also known as negligence, it is time to take action. Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers can help obtain justice including financial compensation. You should not have to pay for vehicle damage, injuries, medical care, and lost time at work simply because another person got behind the wheel after drinking or using drugs.

Reach out to us today to schedule an initial no-cost consultation. There is no fee unless we win your case. You can reach us by dialing (702) 877-1500. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. yet we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call. You can also contact us through our website’s convenient LiveChat feature.

The information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

When Can You Seek Compensation for Pain and Suffering in Nevada?

Compensation for Pain and Suffering in NevadaAre you in pain from being injured in a car accident in Las Vegas and not sure what to do next? If so, you may find yourself asking whether or not you should just try to forget about it and “get past it,” or if you should pursue compensation to which you may be entitled?

In many states, accident injury victims are eligible to seek fair compensation for their pain and suffering.

“Pain and suffering” is a legal term that includes physical and emotional problems that have occurred as a result of an accident or injury.

Some claims for damages include:

  • Aches;
  • Activity limitations;
  • Depression;
  • Potential shortening of life; and,
  • Scarring.

Physical problems resulting from accident or injury are often easily defined, but many people ignore the signs of mental anguish. Mental distress can include:

  • Anger;
  • Anxiety;
  • Depression;
  • Humiliation;
  • Loss of appetite;
  • Mood swings;
  • Sexual dysfunction;
  • Shock; and,
  • Sleep problems.

Nevada Pain and Suffering Laws

In Nevada, personal injury attorneys can assist pain and suffering victims seek compensation by proving comparative negligence (when someone else is more at-fault for your accident than you) under Nevada Revised Statute 41A.035.

Here are four of the questions you may be asked about your pain and injury claim by an attorney:

  • Has the injury affected relationships at home or at work?
  • Is your daily routine changed and limited because of your injury?
  • What lifestyle changes have occurred; are you having trouble sleeping or do you have loss of appetite?
  • Will this injury leave lasting damage or scars to you or impact your lifestyle?

Nevada Pain and Suffering Laws Have Time Limits

The state of Nevada also sets a time limits for personal injury lawsuits; they must be filed within 2 years after the date of the injury or accident. That time limit is known as the “statute of limitations.” If you wait too long, the court will reject your case.

Some Injuries Involve ‘Shared Fault’

In some cases, your claim for pain and suffering damages is partly your fault. A finder of fact may decide that you were a certain percentage at-fault and the person(s) or company that caused the injury is another percentage at-fault. Here’s a good example:

You are crossing the street and you are hit by a driver. But you were crossing the street when the “Don’t Walk” light was flashing. The court may find you 45% at-fault and the driver of the car 55% at-fault. So the damages may be $10,000, but because you are 45% at-fault, your damages could be reduced by $5,500.

In a Wreck? Need a Check?

To navigate the complexities of Nevada Pain and Suffering Laws, you need an attorney who genuinely cares about your situation but who also has the experience, skill, and passion to represent you successfully.

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys’ Las Vegas legal team is is available 24/7 to help you. Our office is open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., but our Live Chat representative is available when you need to connect! And to prove Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys is invested in you, consultations are free and there is no fee unless you win. Call (702) 877-1500 or contact us now, because time is money and it’s time to end your pain and suffering.

The information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

Glen Lerner One of 10 Nevada Executive Committee Member for 2018 for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100The law offices of Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys are pleased to announce that Glen Lerner was honored to be chosen by the Executive Committee of The National Trial Lawyers to serves as one of 10 attorneys in the state of Nevada as a 2018 State Executive Committee member. While serving in this rewarding role, Mr. Lerner is responsible for helping to identify and bring recognition to other highly-regarded trial attorneys across the state. Membership is limited and exclusive to the top most accomplished 100 trial lawyers per state or region.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an essential source of information, education, and networking for the most accomplished trial lawyers throughout America. The leadership of each member of the State Executive Committees is critical to the continued success of The National Trial Lawyers.

 

 

 

February is American Heart Month

American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Sadly, 1 out of 4 American deaths is caused by heart disease each year.

The good news? These tragedies can be prevented.

It all starts with taking care of your health.

What is Heart Disease?

Heart disease describes a wide variety of heart health issues including:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias)
  • Congenital heart defects (defects that are present at birth)

When talking about heart disease, most people are referring to coronary artery disease or cardiovascular disease. These conditions occur when plaque made of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances in the blood build up inside of the coronary arteries. This buildup results in the restriction of oxygen-rich blood flow to the heart muscle.

Tips for Taking Care of Your Heart

Schedule a Checkup With Your Doctor: Your doctor will be able to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels at your yearly checkup. Ask your doctor to for advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight.

Be Active: Try to find some time in your day to be active. You can even be active while watching TV by doing situps or pushups. Substitute TV for the outdoors every once in a while and enjoy a nice walk or a jog.

Drop Soda for Water: Soda is one of the major contributing factors to heart disease. Take a water bottle with you everywhere you go. It will keep you hydrated as well as help curb your hunger.

Health Food, Not Fast Food: As hard as it may be at first, put veggies and fruits in front in the refrigerator and healthy snacks in the front of the pantry, so that’s what you see first. If you grab healthy foods for a minimum of 21 times, healthy choices will become a habit.

Control Your Cholesterol: Keep your cholesterol down by cutting down on foods high in saturated and trans fat. Consider eating more lean chicken and turkey, fruits and veggies, and whole grains.

Settle Down on the Salt: Cutting down on your salt intake can lower your blood pressure.


Want to Learn More?

Visit theheartfoundation.org for facts, statistics, and tips for preventing and managing heart disease.

 

Nothing in this post is intended to be nor should be construed as professional legal advice. It is general information about safety and the firm’s scope of services, not legal advice. Please feel free to contact us via telephone, mail, email, or through our website, but understand that contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us unless and until an attorney-client relationship has been established.

CTE: Continuing the Discussion

 

With Super Bowl 52 happening soon, concussion awareness will be in the spotlight. According to a recent study conducted by Dr. Ann McKee, in which 111 brains of former NFL football players were examined, all but one had CTE. That is a rate of 99.1%. In addition to the 111 NFL brains that were studied, there were 91 other brains of former amateur football players examined. In total, of the 202 brains that were studied, a whopping 87% of them had CTE.

At Glen Lerner, dedicated attorneys meet with accident victims every day, and encourage individuals to learn about the ramifications of concussions and how best to prevent them.

What Causes CTE?

According to the Boston University’s CTE CenterChronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in people with a history of repetitive brain trauma (concussions). This includes symptomatic concussions, as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head that do not cause symptoms.

What is a Concussion?

The Mayo Clinic describes a concussion as “a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance, and coordination.”

How is a Concussion Diagnosed?

A concussed person typically shows symptoms related to a headache, loss of memory and confusion. However, some signs are subtle (fatigue, light sensitivity, sleep disorders, etc.) and are missed because they’re not immediately apparent. In fact, nearly half of athletes report no symptoms at all after a concussive blow to the head.

How is CTE Diagnosed?

CTE can only be diagnosed after a person’s death. It is recognized as an abnormal build-up of tau – a protein that can spill out of cells due to blunt force trauma and can choke off or disable neural pathways that control things such as memory, judgment, and fear.

As a Parent, What Can I Do?

  • Reconsider allowing your children to play contact sports until they at least age 14.
  • Talk with your children and make sure that they want to play for their sake.
  • Know what your child’s sports league is doing to make the game safer.
    • How often does the team conduct full-contact practices?
    • How vigilant and proactive are coaches and school officials in teaching proper tackling techniques?
    • How likely is it that a player will be taken off of the field by coaches if there is a concern for the player’s safety?
  • Don’t take chances with concussions. If you, a coach, or another adult is concerned that your child has sustained a concussion, remove your child from the activity. Kids who have had a concussion – or who are suspected of having a one – need to take time away from the game until they are completely free of concussion symptoms.

There is still a long way to go in the debate over concussions and CTE. For now, we must be diligent in continuing the conversation, conducting further research, and educating others about the severity of repeated head trauma.