Monthly Archives: March 2016

Dram Shop Laws in Nevada

What are Dram Shops? Over 200 years ago, British pubs selling gin by the “dram” (spoonful) flourished among the working class sections of England. The designation”dram shop” has been a legal term in the U.S. for nearly a century and generally refers to places where alcohol is served. Following repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933 ending Prohibition, the federal government has since left it up to individual states to decide whether to implement dram shop laws. Dram Shop Laws in the U.S. and Nevada Most states allow people who have been injured in alcohol-related accidents to seek damages from intoxicated drivers responsible for the accident. These same states also permit injured parties to sue bars, nightclubs, convenient stores and any other business that provides alcohol to those found guilty of causing an alcohol-related accident. Only seven states–Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, South Dakota, Virginia and Nevada–do not have “dram…
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What to Expect at Our Consultation

We understand you have many thoughts, questions, and concerns after an accident. You may have to seek medical attention, pay medical bills, and wonder about how you will pay your everyday expenses to maintain your lifestyle. Yet the world gets even more complicated if you’re deciding whether or not to file a personal injury claim. Many times, attorneys from the party who caused your injuries try to get you to take responsibility for the accident or accept a minuscule amount as compensation. Here at Eric A. Stovall, LTD, we understand how complicated your life becomes after an accident. So when it comes time for a consultation over your personal injury case, we strive to get as much information as we can to learn more about your accident and gather the evidence needed to make a strong case in your favor. Here are some of the things we will talk about…
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What to Know About Accidents Caused By Tire Failures

Unless you hear the brake pads squealing when you turn the steering wheel of your vehicle or press on the brake when coming to a red light, you don’t think much about the tires on your car. Yet, in 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission estimated that 10,000 vehicle crashes occur every year due to tire failures. Paying closer attention to the tires on your vehicle allows you to prevent accidents as well as know what may have caused the accident, such as running over debris in the road or a tire manufacturer defect. Types of Common Tire Failure Here are the most common types of tire failure: Bald Tires: When the tread on the tire becomes so warn that it loses grip on the road. Bald tires are especially deadly on wet roads, where the grooves aren’t deep enough to channel water out from beneath the tread. Under-inflated…
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