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CLAIMS AGAINST HOME DEPOT FOR INJURIES

Home Depot is a large chain home improvement store with over 2,000 stores nationwide and over 20 stores in Nevada. Home Depot sells home improvement and construction materials for residential customers and commercial builders. I cannot imagine that you have not been to a Home Depot store at some point in your life to pick up a tool, light switch cover, paint or any of the literally thousands of products available to make our homes and lives more comfortable and beautiful. When I was younger, I would wander the mall after work in search of the perfect weekend outfit, sipping a giant overpriced lemonade. Now, I wander the aisles of Home Depot endlessly sipping an overpriced coffee searching for the perfect shelves to organize my pantry LOL. It is a great store when it comes to price and selection for home improvement. The typical Home Depot store is usually bustling  with activity, especially as an “essential business” during the pandemic. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Home Depot faces a sizable number of lawsuits by customers injured because of the negligence of employees or the sale of defective products that cause injury. All retail businesses have an obligation to maintain their premises in a “reasonably safe condition and have a duty to warn consumers of any potential dangers or hazards.”  This is why you see little yellow or orange cones around a wet or broken area in a store on occasion, to warn shoppers.

Because slip and fall accidents happen at Home Depot, like most retailers, they are frequently the defendant in premises liability lawsuits. Home Depot is a great company that takes great care in protecting its guests. However, like in most large retail companies, there are a lot of employees working every day and mistakes happen.

Having worked for a large insurance company for many years, and having handled many claims against large retailers, it is my experience that while large companies will rightfully fight against  frivolous claims, they will also  pay a reasonable value on legitimate claims that are properly brought against them when the evidence establishes their liability. That is why it is critical to take the proper steps at the scene to preserve your claim and call us at TheOnewlawyer.com for your personal injury claim against Home Depot so you can consult with a personal injury attorney. 

Types of Claims Against Home Depot

There are many distinct types of personal injuries that result for an accident on the premises of Home Depot or from a product sold. The most common injury accident that we have seen result from slip and fall accidents on the premises, claims involving excessive force from Home Depot security, and Defective products such as Defective Husky/Tri-Cam ladders, One World Technologies/Ryobi Technologies/Ridgid table saws and other defective products.

Past Successful Injury Claims Against Home Depot

The following are synopses of some  personal injury settlements and jury verdicts against Home Depot nationwide. These are only examples of real cases. Every claim is unique, and the facts need to be established and investigated immediately following the injury. 

  • Jury Verdict in Tennessee 2012 for $809,241; In this case,  Home Depot driver veered  across the center line on the road and struck the Plaintiff head-on. Plaintiffs sustained a serious neck injury that required surgery. Plaintiff incurs $ 36,241 in medical bills. Home Depot’s settlement offer pretrial was $200,000.
  • Jury Verdict in New Jersey 2011 for $975,000 ;  44-year-old in New Jersey was in Home Depot parking lot and was waiting near his vehicle for a propane tank delivery. Unfortunately, wind dislodged a stocked cart causing it to roll down a hill and strike the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff sustained a back injury including a partial vertebral fracture requiring surgery. According to Bob Bratt he filed suit against  Home Depot and the owner of the cart, claiming that the owner of the cart should have secured it safely, and that Home Depot was negligent by allowing carts to parked. The jury found Home Depot 80% responsible and the cart owner of the cart 20% responsible.
  • Settlement in Boston, Massachusetts for $425,000; 2012: Plaintiff was a welder going down a ladder while on a jobsite. As he descended the ladder, one of the ladder’s top rungs detached from the side rails causing him to fall. The plaintiff sustained a rotator cuff shoulder injury that required two surgeries. Plaintiff filed suit against  the ladder’s manufacturer, Tricam, and Home Depot where the ladder was purchased.
  • Jury Verdict in Oregon. 2017: $4,527,799:  Plaintiff filed a lawsuit against ladder manufacturer Tricam and Home Depot for injuries resulting from a fall due to a defective ladder. The jury found Tricam/Home Depot 70% responsible for the harm that was caused and 30% was attributed to the Plaintiff. The verdict was later reduced by the trial judge to $1.9 million. 
  • Settlement in California 2017: $101,000. A female child sustained permanent scarring after a display cabinet fell down on top of her when she opened the cabinet doors. 
  • Jury Verdict in New Jersey 2011: $159,125.: This case involved a 57-year-old electrical contractor who was walking near the entrance of a Home Depot store and fell on a patch of ice. He sustained a torn quadricep which required surgery. Home Depot claimed the area of the fall was inspected two hours before plaintiff’s fall. Home Depot argued that  they did not have sufficient notice of the condition. The jury did not agree with Home Depot.
  • Jury Verdict: $624,472.45 California 2013 Plaintiff was a  27-year-old correctional officer who sustained injury at a California Home Depo when a palm tree for sale fell and struck her left shoulder. Plaintiff filed suit against Home Depot claiming failure to properly maintain the tree resulting in a dangerous condition. Home Depot raised the defense the tree only grazed Plaintiff, and that she did not fall to the ground. 

Identity Theft Class Action Lawsuit

In addition to person injury lawsuits, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Home Depot following a serious data breach that exposed the credit card information for millions of customers. This case has been filed in federal court in Illinois and alleges that Home Depot failed to protect its customers’ personal data. 

Who Can Sue Home Depot?

If you are a Home Depot shopper who has been injured in a Home Depot, you can sue Home Depot for your injuries.  Employees of Home Depot can sue the company for such things as sexual harassment. However, employees of Home Depot injured on the job, are  usually limited to a workers’ compensation claim, but there can be exceptions.

Getting a Lawyer to Fight Home Depot

TheOneLawyer.com is handling person injury cases against Home Depot. At TheOneLawyer.com we take serious injury and wrongful death cases retail businesses like Home Depot. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of the negligence of Home Depot or by a defective product purchased at Home Depot, call us today at 702-450-4868 to speak directly to Laura Payne, Esq. for a free consultation. 

WHY I AM GRATEFULL 2022:  Today I found out a colleague I have worked with for many years is leaving for an amazing opportunity. I am sad and stressed about their departure, but I am going to choose to be grateful for the years I have gotten to work with him and the journey to find a replacement who will bring innovative ideas to our firm. It is important for all of us to be the change we want to see in the world by making gratitude a part of each day. Accepting change, especially the change we do not want, with a positive outlook is part of being grateful. If we all practice gratitude more regularly, the world will be a kinder place. Each of my blogs will contain something I am grateful for and reviewed in our year end blog. I hope that you will also have a lengthy list by the end of 2022. I hope that by reflecting on gratitude, we will find the positive of everyday, even the days that are stressful. 

We fight hard for our clients every day and we are grateful you have chosen TheOneLawyer.com to fight for you and your family after a car accident and help you recover for the injuries sustained in that car accident. At TheOneLawyer.com, we are here to serve our community and provide legal services in the Henderson and Las Vegas area and we are grateful for this opportunity. We are a boutique law firm providing experienced and personal representation to injured clients. At the Law Offices of Laura Payne, Esq. TheOneLawyer.com we provide professional and personal service to each and every one of our clients on various legal matters and have over 15 years of experience in reviewing insurance policies and in Nevada insurance law. If you have a question regarding any type of personal injury or paying your medical bills from an accident, please do not hesitate to call the offices of TheOneLawyer.com and speak directly to attorney Laura Marie Payne,  Esq. a Henderson Injury Attorney for over 15 years. Laura is recognized as one of Nevada’s Top 100 Lawyers. She has the experience and knowledge to obtain the maximum settlement you deserve. Please call our office if you or a loved one is injured. We can make sure that you receive the care you need and deserve and advise on how to preserve evidence. 

At our office, we are experienced in helping injured victims get the compensation to which they are entitled. Insurance companies never have the best interest of the injured person at the top of their priorities. They want to pay as little on every claim as possible. Having worked for an insurance company as an attorney for 9 years before opening my boutique law firm specializing in helping injured people, I have reviewed thousands of auto accident claims and policy provisions. 

At the Henderson and Las Vegas Accident injury law offices of TheOneLawyer.com, Laura Payne, Esq. and her staff are here to help you and your family in the event that accidents and tragedies occur. For any of your legal needs, do not hesitate to contact our Henderson and Las Vegas Accident injury offices. TheOneLawyer.com is a boutique, family-owned law firm that specializes in helping injured people and the community of Las Vegas and Henderson Nevada with legal issues involving auto accidents, wrongful deaths, slip and falls, truck accidents, injuries to children, bicycle accidents, dog bites, product liability claims, and all types of injury claims. Please do not hesitate to call us anytime you have a legal question or you or a loved one has sustained an injury at 702-450-4868 and text 24/7 at 702-600-0032. claim

THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT.

 THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT 

                TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT.

                                                             Martin Luther King, Jr. 

                                                              Oberlin College 1964

 

This is one of many of my favorite quotes the Martin Luther Kings and I think a great summary of his legacy in the law. Although my blogs generally regard topics that we help clients with every day, I feel that at the time of the Holiday of his birth, it is important to take this week to remember his words that ring so real over fifty years later. Perhaps the most significant of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s influences on American history were his remarks on the connection of the law and social justice.

Laws Can be a Block to Racial Justice

A large part of the civil rights movement was a battle against laws as they existed at the time. There were racially discriminatory laws in place that  allowed segregationists the grounds on which to attack civil rights activism. In fact, police in Southern states  arrested civil rights protesters which included, on several occasions, Martin Luther King himself for violating criminal code provisions. These laws included trespassing, disturbing the peace, marching without a permit, violating picketing laws, engaging in criminal defamation and criminal conspiracy. In fact, the NAACP was actually prosecuted in for refusing to disclose its membership rolls as was required by state law at the time. Not only was the law drastically against the Civil Rights movement at the time, but multiple  states in the south also brought actions against civil rights attorneys for legal ethics violations as retaliation and to instill fear in those attorneys willing to fight to change the law as it stood at that time. In addition to legal ethics complaints, the city of Montgomery, Alabama used minor traffic ordinance violations as a way to stop the carpools used during the Montgomery Bus Boycotts. The state of Alabama went as far as to prosecute Marin Luther King on charges of tax evasion.

The Can Be Applied Unfairly

Although Martin Luther King, Jr. was an advocate of peace and justice, it was necessary break laws that were in place at the time to effectuate social justice. In fact, even some laws that, upon their wording said nothing about race, were clearly being used against the civil right protesters. State leaders were segregationists who defied the implantation of the Supreme Court’s decision in  Brown  vs. Board of Education and other federal civil rights requirements. In his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (found at the following link: 

https://www.csuchico.edu/iege/_assets/documents/susi-letter-from-birmingham-jail.pdf )

he confronted this question in 1963 , where he set apart  just and unjust laws. “A just law,” he wrote, “is a man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.” Since segregation laws  fall in the latter category, “I can urge men to obey the 1954 decision of the Supreme Court because it is morally right, and I can urge them to disobey segregation ordinances because they are morally wrong.”

 

The Supreme Court can be Political 

Martin Luther King  addressed the more difficult situation where a  law that “is just on its face and unjust in its application.” It was this situation that resulted in his arrest and arrival at his Birmingham jail cell. He was arrested for “parading without a permit.” “Now, there is nothing wrong with an ordinance which requires a permit for a parade,” he explained, “but when the ordinance is used to preserve segregation and to deny citizens the First Amendment privilege of peaceful assembly and peaceful protest, then it becomes unjust.”

In this particular case, King was correct and supported in the court of public opinion and the constitution as we read it today, but he lost in the highest court of the nation. The Supreme Court of the United States heard the appeal of the conviction of civil rights protesters for violating a state court injunction ordering them to refrain from demonstrating, the Court ruled 5-4 against the civil rights protesters in Walker vs. City of Birmingham , 388 U.S. 307 (1967) https://www.oyez.org/cases/1966/249.  Although he had multiple victories in the Supreme Court, but this case was one of a few of exceptions. Justice Stewart, writing for the Court, reprimanded the protesters in Walker v. Birmingham: and stated: “This Court cannot hold that the petitioners were constitutionally free to ignore all the procedures of the law and carry their battle to the streets. One may sympathize with the petitioners’ impatient commitment to their cause. But respect for judicial process is a small price to pay for the civilizing hand of law, which alone can give abiding meaning to constitutional freedom.”  

The Continued Fight Against Unjust Enforcement of Laws

What strikes me in this is how the Supreme Court can sometimes ignore how the implementation of a law can violate the rights guaranteed by other laws. This is a practice that continues to plague our system of justice to this day. In fact, it is clear and apparent from the current Supreme Court and the recent very political appointments made to the Court. For King, enforcement of unjust laws and the courts that supported the practice  were hurdles in the cause of racial justice. These enforcement of law in an unjust manner continues in our justice system over fifty years later. In some recent decisions, the court has made controversial rulings in some of the most politically and socially charged areas of the law. Here are a few examples:

City of Tahlequah, Oklahoma v. Bond (Per Curiam Opinion on October 18, 2021)

In this case, the Court summarily (without argument) reversed the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court held that the conduct by the police officers did not violate any clearly established violation of statutory or constitutional rights, and thus, they are entitled to qualified immunity

United States v. Cooley, (9-0 Opinion by Justice Breyer on June 1, 2021. Justice Alito filed a concurring opinion.)

In this case, the Court vacated and remanded the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Court ruled that a tribal police officer has authority to detain temporarily and to search a non-Indian traveling on a public right-of-way running through a reservation for potential violations of state or federal law.

Nasrallah v. Barr, (7-2 Opinion by Justice Kavanaugh, joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan and Gorsuch on June 1, 2020. Justice Thomas, joined by Justice Alito, filed a dissenting opinion.)

In this case, The Court reversed the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court held that courts can review an immigrant’s factual challenge to a denial of their application to stay conviction-based deportation under the Convention Against Torture.

For a full up to date list of recent decision by the Supreme Court Refer to the ABA website: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice/resources/case_updates/   

WHY I AM GRATEFULL 2022:  I am grateful for this hot and delicious latte from the fancy Keurig  that my son talked me into buying on this quiet and peaceful Sunday morning as I write this blog and reflect on this amazing human being who changed our county so profoundly. Thank you, Dr. King, for your passion, your determination and your brilliance. It is important for all of us to be the change we want to see in the world by making gratitude a part of each day. If we all practice gratitude more regularly, the world will be a kinder place. Each of my blogs will contain something I am grateful for and reviewed in our year end blog. I hope that you will also have a lengthy list by the end of 2022. I hope that by reflecting on gratitude, we will find the positive of everyday, even the days that are stressful. 

At TheOneLawyer.com, we are here to serve our community and provide legal services in the Henderson and Las Vegas area and we are grateful for this opportunity. We are a boutique law firm providing experienced and personal representation to injured clients. At the Law Offices of Laura Payne, Esq. TheOneLawyer.com we provide professional and personal service to each and every one of our clients on various legal matters and have over 15 years of experience in reviewing insurance policies and in Nevada insurance law. If you have a question regarding any type of personal injury or paying your medical bills from an accident, please do not hesitate to call the offices of TheOneLawyer.com and speak directly to attorney Laura Marie Payne,  Esq. a Henderson Injury Attorney for over 15 years. Laura is recognized as one of Nevada’s Top 100 Lawyers. She has the experience and knowledge to obtain the maximum settlement you deserve. Please call our office if you or a loved one is injured. We can make sure that you receive the care you need and deserve and advise on how to preserve evidence. 

At our office, we are experienced in helping injured victims get the compensation to which they are entitled. Insurance companies never have the best interest of the injured person at the top of their priorities. They want to pay as little on every claim as possible. Having worked for an insurance company as a car accident lawyer for 9 years before opening my boutique law firm specializing in helping injured people, I have reviewed thousands of auto accident claims and policy provisions. 

For any of your legal needs, do not hesitate to contact your local injury offices. Contact a law firm that specializes in helping injured people and the community with legal issues involving auto accidents, wrongful deaths, slip and falls, truck accidents, injuries to children, bicycle accidents, dog bites, product liability claims, and all types of injury claims. Do not hesitate to call a dui attorney if you have a legal question or you or a loved one has sustained an injury resulting from a dui case. 

claims against walmart

INJURIES AT WALMART

If a worker gets injured at a Walmart store, whether at the Supercenters or the grocery stores, they can contact a workers compensation lawyer to help them file a claim against the company. This blog  is about personal injury lawsuits against Walmart stores. We will examine past settlement compensation payouts in Walmart personal  injury cases and the process you will go through when you have been injured at a Walmart store. 

Walmart was the world’s largest company  with  retail revenues reaching 523.96 billion U.S. in 2019. ( https://www.statista.com/statistics/266595/leading-retailers-worldwide-based-on-revenue/)   As the  largest non-governmental employer, It is not surprising that it is the most frequently sued private personal injury claim defendant in the United States. Walmart gets sued approximately 20 times a day, which is nearly 5,000 lawsuits filed every year against Walmart. Although many of these are suits brought by employees for various employment discrimination and wage and hour claims, many are also for personal injuries sustained by customers. 

CAN I SUE WALMART IF I AM INJURED AT A STORE OR BY A WORKING DRIVER

The answer to this question is yes but you need to be prepared and collect the correct evidence. It is best to obtain a lawyer from the very beginning. Walmart will not be on your side and will not make extensive efforts to preserve all evidence. Your best path is to hire the best lawyer that you can. Walmart is a large company and there are some aspects about suing Walmart and litigating with this company in court that are different from dealing with other defendants. It has been my  experience that Walmart handles injury claims in an aggressive manner. Let’s face it, almost all of us have shopped at a Walmart store. Just the sheer numbers of customers and number of stores makes it clear that accidents will happened and in larger numbers compared to most other retailers.

TheOneLawyer.com has the experienced and compassionate attorneys you need to help you get the treatment you need for your personal injuries and fight the giant of Walmart for the compensation you deserve. Our law firm handles severe injury and wrongful death personal injury cases against Walmart and has been successful in obtaining substantial compensation for our client. Like many companies, Walmart often demands that such settlements be confidential and therefore cannot be shared. However, a jury verdict is a public record, and his article is about personal injury aka tort claims against Walmart the dollar value of those claims. The most common claims are slip and fall or other premises liability cases, truck accidents, falling objects,  negligent security, or pharmacy mistake cases.

The following  are summaries of some winning jury verdicts. Please note that as mentioned, these do not include settlements as any large  settlement against Walmart will have a strict confidentiality clause include with the settlement. 

  • West Virginia February 2019: $16,900,000 Verdict: Plaintiff/ victim, a 52-year-old mother and grandmother who was visiting her local Walmart with her granddaughter in the shopping cart. Unrelated to them, the store security had detained a shoplifter near the rear  of the store. The shoplifter then attempted to evade security and while he was fleeing ran the Plaintiff/ victim over on his way out knocking her over and the shopping cart with her granddaughter. The cart  fell on top of her, and she suffered major abdominal injuries. Her injuries were so severe that   she underwent numerous surgeries, over 20 hospitalizations, and was left permanently dependent on a feeding tube. Plaintiff/ victim hired a personal injury lawyer who filed suit against  Walmart, claiming that its security staff was negligent in attempting to detain the shoplifter who had run from them on previous occasions. Walmart denied any wrongdoing and tried to place the blame on  the shoplifter. 
  • Ohio July 2019: $81,500 Verdict: A 51-year-old woman was shopping when a pallet jack/pallet being pushed down the same aisle by a Walmart employee struck her cart. This caused her to   fall backward  as she was pushing a shopping cart. The Plaintiff/Victim  alleged she suffered disc herniations with chronic radiculopathy; a partially torn rotator cuff; and other soft tissue injuries. Walmart admitted liability but disputed the alleged injuries were a result of the fall. A jury awarded the Plaintiff/ victim $81,500 in damages.
  • Florida  January 2020: $572,988 Verdict:  The Plaintiff/ victim  slipped and fell on an unknown substance in a Walmart grocery aisle in Florida and she sustained permanent injuries. The Plaintiff/ victim claimed the company failed to maintain safe conditions. Walmart denied liability and claimed that the woman’s  own negligence caused her injuries. The jury found the store 100 percent liable and awarded the woman a $572,988 in damages.
  • Texas March 2013: $199,112 Verdict: A 42-year-old clerical worker slipped and fell while walking in the meat department of her local Walmart in El Paso. She was taken from the store by  ambulance to an emergency room where she was treated for disc herniations and bulges as well as a sprained right ankle, an annular tear, and a torn ligament in her right knee. Her Walmart lawsuit claimed the employees had washed the concrete floor with a mechanical scrubber that had been excessively filled with soap and used an incorrect mop. Plaintiff/ victim also claimed that Walmart failed to warn customers by placing wet floor signs in the area. Walmart denied liability, claiming the floor had fully dried at the time the Plaintiff/ victim slipped and fell and sustained personal injuries at Walmart. The lawyers for Walmart also argued the Plaintiff/ victim’s disc injuries were pre-existing conditions and did not happen as the result of her fall. A jury found Walmart liable for Plaintiff/ victim’s injuries and awarded $199,112 in damages.
  • Colorado June 2019: $583,040 Verdict:  Plaintiff/ victim’s was a man on crutches who requested an electric cart. As he sat in the cart, the back support  of the cart collapsed, and he fall backward. The plaintiff/ victim’s suffered soft-tissue spinal injuries. He claimed that Walmart should have known of the defective carts and was negligent for providing the defective cart for customers. Again, Walmart denied responsibility and argued that the man’s injury was pre-existing before he had the accident at Walmart. The jury found Walmart 75 percent liable and the man 25 percent responsible and they awarded $583,040 in damages.
  • Washington June 2019: $325,000 Settlement: This case is an exception to the  general rule that settlements against Walmart do not get reported. In a Washington injury accident case, a  70-year-old male Plaintiff/ victim slipped and fell on water leaking from a mini-refrigerator at his local Walmart. As a result of the slip and fall, he sustained a broken leg and ankle fractures that required several surgeries. The Plaintiff/ victim alleged that the mini refrigerator had been leaking for several hours and that Walmart failed to clean up the water. The claim was settled for $325,000. It is our experience that when damages are clear and not exaggerated like in this case, Walmart is more likely to settle the case

These are only a few the many jury verdicts render against Walmart all over the country. At TheOneLawyer.com, we have the experience in fighting large companies to recover damages for injuries sustained by our clients. 

The Walmart Claim Handling 

Walmart fights hard in the investigation of injury claims. However, if liability can be proven for a severe injury, Walmart will pay for their mistake and settle the claim. If you are injured in a Walmart store, hire an attorney immediately. Take Photographs of the hazard that your injury, be sure to take the following steps while you are at the scene:

  1. Take Photographs of the entire scene near and around where the injury occurred;
  2. Request any and all surveillance footage from the manager, and if you give a written statement, be sure to put this request in that statement;
  3. Obtain all eyewitness contact information yourself, do not rely on the store to obtain this information;
  4. Request a copy of the accident report while you are at the scene.

Getting a Lawyer to Fight for You

At TheOneLawyer.com, we handle claims against Walmart for severe injury and wrongful death personal injury claims. At TheOneLawyer.com we are lawyers who fight against Walmart for the personal injuries of our clients sustained at Walmart stores. If you have been injured or a loved one has been injured at Walmart, call us for a free consultation. 

WHY I AM GRATEFULL 2022:  I am grateful for my amazing staff and colleagues at TheOneLawyer.com who make my job easier and provide amazing service to our clients every day of the year. It is important for all of us to be the change we want to see in the world by making gratitude a part of each day. If we all practice gratitude more regularly, the world will be a kinder place. Each of my blogs will contain something I am grateful for and reviewed in our year end blog. I hope that you will also have a lengthy list by the end of 2022. I hope that by reflecting on gratitude, we will find the positive of everyday, even the days that are stressful. 

We fight hard with this companies for our clients every day and we are grateful you have chosen TheOneLawyer.com to fight your you and your family after a car accident and help you recover for the injuries sustained in that car accident. At TheOneLawyer.com, we are here to serve our community and provide legal services in the Henderson and Las Vegas area and we are grateful for this opportunity. We are a boutique law firm providing experienced and personal representation to injured clients. At the Law Offices of Laura Payne, Esq. TheOneLawyer.com we provide professional and personal service to each and every one of our clients on various legal matters and have over 15 years of experience in reviewing insurance policies and in Nevada insurance law. If you have a question regarding any type of personal injury or paying your medical bills from an accident, please do not hesitate to call the offices of TheOneLawyer.com and speak directly to attorney Laura Marie Payne,  Esq. a Henderson Injury Attorney for over 15 years. Laura is recognized as one of Nevada’s Top 100 Lawyers. She has the experience and knowledge to obtain the maximum settlement you deserve. Please call our office if you or a loved one is injured. We can make sure that you receive the care you need and deserve and advise on how to preserve evidence. 

At our office, we are experienced in helping injured victims get the compensation to which they are entitled. Insurance companies never have the best interest of the injured person at the top of their priorities. They want to pay as little on every claim as possible. Having worked for an insurance company as an attorney for 9 years before opening my boutique law firm specializing in helping injured people, I have reviewed thousands of auto accident claims and policy provisions. 

At the Henderson and Las Vegas Accident injury law offices of TheOneLaweyer.com, Laura Payne, Esq. and her staff are here to help you and your family in the event that accidents and tragedies occur. For any of your legal needs, do not hesitate to contact our Henderson and Las Vegas Accident injury offices. TheOneLawyer.com is a boutique, family-owned law firm that specializes in helping injured people and the community of Las Vegas and Henderson Nevada with legal issues involving auto accidents, wrongful deaths, slip and falls, truck accidents, injuries to children, bicycle accidents, dog bites, product liability claims, and all types of injury claims. Please do not hesitate to call us anytime you have a legal question or you or a loved one has sustained an injury at 702-450-4868 and text 24/7 at 702-600-0032. 

Safety in Mind: Teen Driving Tips

The crash rate per mile driven is twice as high for 16-year-olds as it is for 18 year olds and higher. This is an alarming number and shows us that unfortunately. a teen driver is highly susceptible to car accidents as a result of various factors. Inexperience, distractions, and lack of focus are the three main causes for teen accidents in the U.S. Lets break these three down in order to learn how teens can begin to reduce the statistics associated with teen driving.

 

Inexperience in teen drivers in inevitable. Building good driving habits from the start is essential in creating a safe foundation for any teen driver. Spending time with a teen while driving is a great way to monitor what habits a teen is developing. Practicing parking, lane changing, assessing traffic, and being alert are common but necessary things teen drivers should be proficient in in order to minimize their chances of an accident.

 

Accident Lawyer Henderson

The number one cause of accidents amongst teens in the U.S. are distractions. Texting or talking on the phone while driving, changing a song or CD, eating, or engaging in excessive conversation with passengers while driving are the easiest ways to be involved in an accident. Texting or talking on the phone was the highest among 16-24 year olds. The simplest form to avoid this is to realize that no text or phone call is worth an accident, let alone someones life. Put your cell phone in a safe but reachable distance. If you must take a call, pull over to a safe location. Music is another common distraction while driving. Listining to music in the car is safe when the driver understands their focus should be on driving and focusing in on their immediate surroundings. Having your friends and family in the car can also be enjoyable and necessary, but once again, understanding that you are operating a machine and the lives of the passengers in your car is potentially in your hands should be a teen drivers mindset. Focus on driving and your surroundings instead of engaging in excessive and elaborate conversations with friends.

 

accident lawyer henderson

Focusing while driving is essential and is often underestimated as a way for teens to avoid accidents. It is when teens begin to feel comfortable behind the wheel that accidents are most likely to happen. The quick trip to the store while thinking about the shopping list as opposed to driving can easily turn catastrophic. Whether your taking a road trip or a five minute trip to the store, focus on the task at hand: driving.

 

Knowing what to do in the event of an accident is also very important. If you have questions about car accident lawyers las vegas, visit thewonlawyer.com. They specialize in car accidents and injuries.

 

Why traffic delays shouldn’t upset you. | Henderon Accident Attorney

The growing number of traffic accidents and construction delays on the road of Las Vegas and Henderson keep growing. Almost every other day there is a detour, or a wait to get where you are going.  These may seem like annoying problems to you but imagine if you were the one involved in the traffic accident. All these detours and delays mean that yes, you have to wait a little longer to get where you are going, but it also means that every day there are more and more collisions that families are forced to cope with.

Being in a collision is not only scary at the time, but confusing later. Many times there is an investigation, a pointing of fingers and insurance companies that will hassle the drivers. That’s where we come into play. At Hunt Law Offices we are here to help you deal with the confusion after your incident. Henderson accident attorney Laura Hunt has years of experience helping those who have been involved in traffic accidents and the families of those involved.

Before you get angry about your delay, think about the family.

Before you get angry about your delay, think about the family.

Henderson accident attorney Laura Hunt works directly with you to make sure you are compensated in full for your injuries. Don’t let the confusion and struggles in times like these overwhelm you, go to someone you can trust to take care of your problems.

Remember, next time you are stuck in line behind an accident or taking a detour, there could have been a family involved in that incident. A family who now may be scared and confused. A family that needs help. Here at Hunt Law Offices we will provide that help.

Get In Your Car, Pay Attention, Stay Alive | Auto Accident Attorney Las Vegas

Time is not the most important factor when driving. Key your eyes moving and check your mirrors. There should never by any surprises, if you are consistently checking your mirrors for incoming cars from the sides and rear.

Avoid accident

Make sure that there is an escape route. Avoid being boxed in by avoiding the far left lane. Make sure there are places you can drive to. The middle lane tends to be the safest. Remember, if you don’t have an exit, you are not in control. Never assume that other drivers on the road are going to drive a certain way, because they may not. Most accidents are caused by a mis-communication in the way two cars behave.

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Be aware of weather conditions! If it is foggy, raining, sleeting, snowing, hailing, etc. slow down! The people who are waiting for you at your destination would prefer you to arrive today and in good health, than a month from now with serious injuries. If you’ve experienced an accident, car accident attorneys Las Vegas can help you get out of a traumatic situation by getting your properly compensated. 

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How do cops know your drunk before they pull you over? | Auto Accident Lawyers Las Vegas

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides this list, which is used in training officers to detect drunk drivers.

First you will need to contact professionals in the topic, take your case to https://www.wilkeywilson.com/ the experts.

Which symptoms are most likely to get you pulled over under suspicion of driving drunk?

Symptom % chance that the driver is drunk

Straddling center or lane marker 65%

Appearing to be drunk 60%

Almost striking object or vehicle 60%

Weaving 60%

Driving on other than designated roadway 55%

Swerving 55%

Slow speed (more than 10 mph below limit) 50%

Stopping (without cause) in traffic lane 50%

Drifting 50%

Following too closely 45%

Tires on center or land marker 45%

Braking erratically 45%

Driving into opposing or crossing traffic 45%

Signaling inconsistent with driving actions 40%

Stopping inappropriately (other than in lane) 35%

Turning abruptly or illegally 35%

Accelerating or decelerating rapidly 30%

Headlights off 30%

 

If you have recently been in an accident and are worried about your future, it only makes sense that you get in contact with a quality lawyer. Laura Hunt can help you navigate a messy legal situation. Make sure that you are represented by able legal council. Laura Hunt has spent 17 years establishing herself as one of the best auto accident lawyers Las Vegas has to offer. Her personal investment in each case that she takes on makes for great results in the courtroom, as well as an enjoyable experience for all of her clients.

Auto accident lawyers Las Vegas can help you navigate tough situations.

Auto accident lawyers Las Vegas can help you navigate tough situations.

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The Top Three Ways to Avoid a Car Crash in Vegas | Auto Accident Injury Las Vegas

Here are the tip three ways to avoid getting into a car crash in Vegas from auto accident injury Las Vegas professionals.

3. The Fast Lane

If you are in the center or right lane, you have more places to go and room to maneuver your car to avoid intoxicated, careless, or distracted drivers. Typically, there is no shoulder on the far left lane. More car accidents happen in the far left lane than any other lane.

2. The Other Car’s Condition

Can they see you passing them?

Can they see you passing them?

If a car is banged up, dirty, and missing a rear headlight chances are that the driver of that vehicle is responsible for the state of the car. Even if the driver purchased the car that way, dirty windows are a clear indicator that the driver can’t see you well. If the driver can’t take the time to wash his/her windows, will they take the time to check their blind spots before turning?

1. Truckers and Blind Spots

Blind spots

Avoid accidents by knowing where truckers' blind spots are.

You know that most cars, and nearly every truck, have significant blind spots in which the driver has no way of seeing you. To avoid serious injury, be aware of drivers’ blind spots on the road.

Getting Into A Wreck

We all know that driving in Vegas is risky. Laura Hunt, Auto Accident Injury Las Vegas Attorney, works with clients that have been injured in a Vegas car accident every day. Following these simple tips and not drinking and driving go a long way in avoiding an unfortunate incident.

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How To Avoid Staged Accidents – Advice From Auto Accident Attorney Las Vegas

Criminals are purposefully causing accidents to collect insurance money. Do you know how they do it?

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The side swipe and panic stop are the two most common ways criminals get you to hit them on purpose. The side swipe happens in a high density double left turn lanes. A lot of people who start in the far left lane will end up in the middle left lane as they turn the corner. This is the perfect opportunity for a criminal to have you hit them.

The panic stop is when a criminal intentionally slams on the brakes causing you to ram into them. Criminals target driver who look distracted on a cell phone, or are doing their make-up.  Sometimes, criminals will even disable their brake lights so that it is more likely that you will hit them. Your insurance company would be responsible for paying out the damages.

So what can I do to outsmart the criminals? Laura Hunt, Auto Accident Attorney Las Vegas, explains.

–        Leave ample room between you and cars in front of you. Invest in a head set, so you can have both of your hands free and your eyes on the road when on the phone. If you notice that the tail lights of the car in front of you are out, know that this may be intentional and part of a criminal plan to have you rear end the car in front of you.

–        Beware of auto accident lawyers, personal injury lawyers, and tow truck companies that appear at the scene of the accident without you calling them. They may be part of the criminal’s operation.

–        Make sure to get a police report that specifies the damage, even if it is minimal. You don’t want to find out weeks after an accident that the criminal’s claim was for a major dent, as opposed to a scratch.

–        Take photos from different angles and email them to yourself and your insurance agent.

Auto accident attorney Las Vegas, Laura Hunt, helps families and individuals reclaim what they are entitled to and rebuild their life after an accident. Contact her offices at www.thewonlawyer.com.

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“I was trying to get the bee out of my sleeve!” Call auto accident lawyer Las Vegas

“I was driving and trying to get the bee out of my sleeve,” said the driver of the SUV, still holding his cell phone. He had  just slammed into a car with a couple of teenagers in it. Driving in Las Vegas is like driving in a demolition derby where everyone is, at a minimum, a little bit drunk. Mild intoxication aside, still taking cocaine and other hard drugs into account, Sin City isn’t plastered with car accident attorneys’ billboards for no reason. This city has an incredibly high car accident rate and you should have a good lawyer at your disposal.

Laura Hunt, auto accident attorney Las Vegas, can get this guy to pay up.

Laura Hunt, auto accident attorney Las Vegas, can get this guy to pay up.

Laura Hunt, auto accident lawyer Las Vegas, has been helping her clients get the money they deserve for 17 years, and continues to build her reputation as one of the most successful lawyers in the area. She has experience working within the insurance company, so she understands how they think and how to get you the most compensation possible. You want a lawyer who isn’t afraid to stand up to the big insurance company and demand a fair amount for your pain and suffering.

Don’t settle for less, call auto accident lawyer Las Vegas, Laura Hunt and schedule a time to meet with her personally. 702-450-4868

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