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Richard A. Harris

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  • Urgent care diagnosed husband with strained neck. Hospital diagnosed w/meningitis. He had neither, died from stroke.

    Went to two different medical facilities and received two different diagnoses. Both were wrong, husband died from a stroke. All of his symptoms were pre-warning signs of stroke. For 6 days from the first visit to urgent care, then to the hospit...

    Richard’s Answer

    My office is fortunate to have a physician attorney. We recently settled a case against a Reno hospital for negligently failing to diagnose a serious medical condition. We are here to help at 775-222-2222 or 702-444-4444.

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  • I was in a major car accident , my car is totaled, have injuries. Not my fault. Other insurance wont pay anything.

    A friend was driving my car with me and my two children back from hospital . A lady driving a company car hit us, spun 2 times and hit concrete wall. This happened in vegas, the company that the car was involved in said their employee is not on th...

    Richard’s Answer

    Sounds like a lot of excuses for trying to get out of responsibility. You need a lawyer. We are here to help.

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  • Yesterday I was in a car accident. We were driving down the street and the other car didn't stop at the stop sign. What do I do?

    My car was deemed underivable and towed away . We were taken to UM trauma center for rays and treatment . My insurance company said to sign over the car so they can take care of it . Once I get the police report on Monday , am I supposed to ca...

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    ​As the victim of an accident you have a number of rights which could be lost if you do not have the benefit of an experienced personal injury lawyer. The law is complex and provides many opportunities for insurance companies to deny or reduce benefits. Insurance companies
    have no legal obligation to advise you of your rights or pay you reasonable compensation. Keep in mind insurance adjusters are trained professionals whose job is to settle claims quickly for the least amount possible. You, on the other hand, want your case settled fairly. A good personal injury lawyer handles your case from start to finish, working quickly to gather the evidence needed to document a successful case. Injury lawyers obtain the accident report, contact witnesses and verify insurance coverages. Your lawyer monitors your property damage claim, arranges for medical treatment if you request, and coordinates the payment of your medical bills with all available insurance. Reputable personal injury lawyers obtain comprehensive medical reports regarding your injuries and verification of your loss of earnings. Your lawyer handles all negotiations with insurance adjusters and should be committed to take your case to arbitration or trial if necessary. The reputation, experience and skill of your personal injury lawyer is the key for you to obtain a fair settlement. We are here in Las Vegas to help.

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  • What should I do if I'm being sued for causing injuries, which I never inflicted?

    I accidentlly hit slightly a car from behind pulling on a traffic light, the passenger in the vehicle was a pregnant lady, the hit again was light since both cars were stopped and we were just pulling out. The Lady walked out of the car obviously...

    Richard’s Answer

    Although you may disagree with the claimed injuries of the lady, your insurance company has a duty to defend and indemnify you. It's also important to remember when an insurance company gambles, they do so with their own money, not with the assets of their insured, you. If the plaintiff has agreed to settle the case within your policy limits and your insurance company refuses, resulting in a verdict at trial in excess of your policy limits, your insurance company may be guilty of handling your case in bad faith. This would entitle you to file a lawsuit against your own insurance company for the amount of the judgment, emotional distress and possible punitive damages unless you are provided a "comfort letter" certifying your insurance company will pay any verdict regardless whether it exceeds the amount of your insurance. If there is any doubt about these issues, you should seek independent counsel to represent you in a potential insurance bad faith action.

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  • AM I AT FAULT OR ARE THEY?

    I SLIPPED AND FELL WHEN ENTERING A PUBLIC RESTROOM. WHEN I ENTERED THE RESTROOM I DID NOT NOTICE A TOILET SEAT PAPER(THE THINGS THAT YOU PUT ON THE TOILET SEAT IF YOU DONT WANT YOU THAT YOUR SKIN TO TOUCH THE SEAT) WAS ON THE FLOOR. I WAS IN A RUS...

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    Although an owner has a duty to use reasonable care in maintaining the premises in a safe condition free from hazardous debris, users of the premises have a duty to watch for open and obvious dangerous conditions. While a person is not expected to keep their eyes fixed on the ground ahead of them, there are certain places such as a public bathroom which require the user to be on alert for water, paper and other material which could cause a fall. The outcome of your possible case also depends on the frequency of inspection and maintenance of the bathroom. The longer you can prove the bathroom was not inspected, the better your chances for a successful claim.

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  • Should I seek a second opinion?

    I was in involved in a motorcycle accident, there is no argument on damages at all, the only argument is liability. My attorney files a lawsuit and has said that we are going to trial. Suddenly out of nowhere he told me the insurance offered an e...

    Richard’s Answer

    If the insurance defense lawyer is claiming you were 40% at fault, this would reduce your claimed damages commensurately. In motorcycle case, there is often an affirmative defense of speeding or abruptly changing lanes. Your lawyer is usually in the best position to advise you of the best course of action. However, when you have been injured, the lawyer you choose can make a difference. As long as your lawyer has successful personal injury trial experience it's probably best to defer to his view of the case. A second opinion would help you make a decision about the proper course of action.

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  • Am I at fault (collision while reversing)?

    I was in a Las Vegas Casino parking lot. I drove up one level in the parking structure and followed the directions to make a right U-turn. Shortly after making the right U-turn I saw a person in their vehicle and decided to reverse slowly to give ...

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    Private property collision cases usually follow the rules of the public roads. Generally, a driver has a duty to make sure the coast is clear when reversing. However, the driver of the vehicle behind you has a duty to maintain a safe distance between his car and yours in front of him. This is likely a case of comparative fault. If no one was hurt, the matter should be resolved informally between insurance companies.

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  • Can I sue for my slip and fall at the casino?

    I slipped and fell on a piece of pie in the buffet area of a casino..my knee swelled up..hurt my hip and now limping..going to a chiropractor 3 days a week...my fall was caught on video..the video showed a piece of pie fell from someone and was on...

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    I generally agree with the answers of my colleagues that this is a tough case because of the short time the pie was on the floor to give notice of the slip hazard. However, the casino may have negligently failed to use reasonable care in not placing skid mats in the area, given the possible knowledge of the continual dropping of food debris and knowledge that no amount of inspection and cleaning could rid the floor of all of it.

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