What Happens When A Dog Bites the Owner?

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Dog bites can cause serious injury and death, and commonly the victim is the owner or an acquaintance of the owner. Medical costs associated with a dog bite can be very high. Owners may not understand that they may be responsible for paying medical bills when their dog bites someone else. Questions and concerns after an incident should be addressed with a dog attack lawyer. When the Family Pet Bites Around two percent of the population in the United States are bitten by dogs each year, or around 4.5-4.7 million people. Many of these bites involve children. 77% of dog bites are from a family pet or an animal belonging to family or friends. Around 50% of attacks occur on the dog owner’s property. Animals that behave aggressively can be a risk for owners and other animals and people who live in the home or who may visit. When a family pet bites, owners should try to remain calm and assess the situation. Anyone who has been bitten by a family pet should seek medical attention, depending on the location and severity of the bite and the age of the victim. There is no dog bite statute in Nevada. Visitors

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Accidents Involving Uber Drivers Lead to Payment Questions

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With Uber and other ride-sharing services now transporting passengers on Nevada roads, complications are arising with insurance coverage and assignment of liability. It is not unusual for insurance companies to fight claims in any circumstance, but assigning liability in crashes involving Uber drivers has been particularly challenging. Ride-Sharing in Nevada As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, new services like ride-sharing and driverless cars are causing liability complications. Uber and other ride-sharing services like Lyft have only been operating in Nevada since 2015. In May of that year, legislation was approved that officially allows companies like these to operate. Since they are generally cheaper and more convenient than taxis, ride-sharing services have soared in popularity. Uber drivers are considered independent contractors and are not required to carry commercial carrier insurance. Uber does provide a substantial insurance policy for drivers, but there are some limitations. Accidents Involving Uber Drivers Though Uber does provide insurance for drivers, it only covers the period of time when a passenger is in transport. This coverage is not active when a driver is on the way to pick up a passenger or returning from such a trip. Accidents that occur in this in-between period may

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The Most Common Construction Injuries [infographic]

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Construction is one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. Each year, one in every ten construction workers is injured on the job. Many of these workers require long-term treatment and the assistance of a workers’ compensation attorney. Over the course of a career, construction workers have a one-in-two-hundred chance that they will die on the job. Even with improved safety standards and greater oversight by OSHA and regulatory agencies, construction workers are still balancing on a knife’s edge between safety and danger.

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The Leading Causes of Workplace Injuries [infographic]

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In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 2.9 million nonfatal injuries in the workplace. That is a rate of 3 injuries per 100 full-time workers. It is a sobering statistic that shows the very real risks and dangers workers face every day. Whether working in an office or digging in a mine, the risk of injury or death is an ever-present reality. From 2010 to 2014, the following were the primary causes of injuries in the workplace:

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