Prove It! Your Burden in a Las Vegas Car Crash Case

Craig Murphy, Esq. Las Vegas personal injury trial lawyer here. Today, we will discuss the burden of proof in a Las Vegas car crash case. That is why I say "prove it."  That is your burden of proof as the plaintiff in a Las Vegas car crash case. The extent of your burden of proof is "the preponderance of the evidence standard." That means, in essence, that your evidence has to be more likely than not. Your burden is to prove each and every necessary element that is required by law. If you … [Read more...]

How Facebook can Ruin Your Las Vegas Car Crash Case

Facebook. Do you use Facebook? Do your friends and family use Facebook? If you answered YES to either of these questions, Facebook could ruin your Las Vegas car crash case. Here is the deal. The insurance company lawyers scour Facebook and other social media sites to dig up anything that they can about you that they think they can use against you. When I say anything, I mean anything. It can be a photo that a friend or family member tagged with you in the photo. It could be you posting that you … [Read more...]

The Real Difference to You Between Uber and Taxis

There is a significant difference to you between a taxi driver and an Uber driver. Las Vegas personal injury trial lawyer Craig Murphy, Esq. wants you to know the difference so that you can provide the best financial protection you can for your family. A taxi driver is always covered by the taxi company's insurance as long as the driver is not driving on some unauthorized trip that is way outside of the normal expectations of the company. That means that the taxi company's insurance covers the … [Read more...]

Why Riding Uber Puts You and Your Family at Risk

This is Las Vegas personal injury trial lawyer Craig Murphy, Esq. I want to warn you about the risks to you and your family if you ride with Uber. Also, I want to warn you about you and your family's great risks, much greater risks, if you are not riding with Uber. Uber is a ride share company. People agree to drive other people to and from their destinations much like a taxi. The drivers use their personal vehicles. Uber gets paid a percentage of the cost of the transportation and the … [Read more...]

New Study Reveals Critical Facts About Medical Malpractice Claims

Is there a shortage of personal injury lawyers handling Las Vegas medical malpractice cases? I get calls everyday from people who say that they cannot find a Las Vegas medical malpractice attorney. Instead of there being a shortage of Las Vegas medical malpractice attorneys, perhaps there is something else to consider. That is what I tell the majority of callers. The cold hard truth is that the Nevada medical malpractice laws are so favorable to doctors and hospitals that except in the most … [Read more...]

The One Thing You Must Know in a Las Vegas Personal Injury Trip, Slip or Fall Case

There is one thing you must know to have a viable Las Vegas personal injury case that resulted from a trip, slip or fall says Las Vegas personal injury trial lawyer Craig Murphy, Esq. In a Las Vegas trip, slip or fall case, you must know what caused you to fall. If you do not know what caused you to fall, there is very little chance that you will be able to establish that the property owner was responsible for causing your fall. In Nevada the property owner is not responsible just because you … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Personal Injury: What is Better, a “Jack of all Trades” or a “One Trick Pony?”

When you have a Las Vegas personal injury case you can choose from many different Las Vegas lawyers. You have to ask yourself what kind of lawyer do you want working on your Las Vegas personal injury case. There are lawyers who handle just about every type of case or legal issue that walks through their door. This is the "Jack of all trades." Perhaps you have heard the saying: "Jack of all trades; master of none." Back in the circus days, there were circus ponies that could do tricks. There … [Read more...]

Why You Have to go to an Insurance Medical Exam in Your Las Vegas Injury Case

If you have a Las Vegas personal injury case, it is likely that the insurance company will request that you be examined by its doctor. The insurance companies call these examinations by doctors that the insurance companies hire and pay on a regular basis "independent medical examinations." However, the doctors and the examinations are not "independent." You and your lawyer have no input in picking the doctor except in extreme cases. Your Las Vegas personal injury attorney cannot talk to the … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Personal Injury: There is Nothing “Independent” about a Defense Medical Examination

If you have been injured in  Las Vegas car crash, the insurance company may require you to be examined by its doctor. When you are injured in a Las Vegas car crash and file a case for personal injuries, you put your medical condition and your medical history at issue. As a result, the insurance company is entitled to get copies of your medical records, in most instances five years before the date of the car crash. In some instances, the court will allow the insurance companies to get records … [Read more...]

As Always, Honesty is the Best Policy in Las Vegas Personal Injury Cases

Las Vegas personal injury trial lawyer Craig Murphy, Esq. of Murphy & Murphy Law Offices says that your mother was right. When your mom told you that honesty is the best policy, your mom was right. Why do people seem to forget this or ignore it when they get older. How can an adult not remember that honesty is the best policy? How can a parent not remember that honesty is the best policy? Don't parents tell this to their kids anymore? I received a call from a potential client asking me … [Read more...]

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