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What if you are drunk when you slip and fall?

You spend the weekend in Las Vegas, and most of your time is spent with a drink in your hand. That's why you're here. You came to hit up the casinos, bars and world-famous restaurants. You're here to have a good time and put aside the normal pressures of work and daily life. It's a vacation. Who doesn't drink on vacation?

Unfortunately, you slip and fall while you're in the hotel. You're badly injured and wind up in the hospital. You want to sue for compensation, but you can't deny being drunk at the time of the fall. Are you still able to sue, or is it your own fault for being under the influence?

Pedestrian deaths have skyrocketed in the last decade

A night out on the town almost turns deadly when a car blows through a stop sign in Las Vegas, nearly hitting you in the crosswalk. You watch the car swerve away, wondering if that driver was drunk behind the wheel.

Or, perhaps a member of your group does get hit, this time by a cab pulling rapidly away from the curb. The distracted cab driver, talking on his cellphone to book another ride, doesn't even see you as you cross the street. You dive out of the way, but your spouse gets clipped and winds up in the hospital.

When is a casino liable for a guest's injuries?

When alcohol and gambling are mixed together at a Las Vegas casino, a lot can go wrong. Injuries are more common than you might believe on casino property and these injuries are not always the fault of the victim.

When someone gets hurt, due to no fault of his or her own at a Las Vegas casino, it's important to determine whether the casino could be liable for the injuries. If sufficient cause exists, the victim could pursue claims to receive financial compensation.

You may have grounds to challenge breathalyzer results

After drivers fail breathalyzer tests, they may think their defense options are, legally speaking, toast. In reality, an experienced, creative attorney may see many ways to challenge the charges, depending on the nature of the arrest and the conduct of the officer.

Breathalyzer results are far from bulletproof, but many individuals who receive DUI's based on those results never take the time to build a strong defense to protect themselves. This assumption that they have no way to fight the charges may not only cost them dearly in fines and court costs, they may lose the right to drive and face increased insurance costs that can severely impact many areas of their life.

Casino floors present plenty of risk for slip-and-fall accidents

Hitting the casino can be a lot of fun, whether you live in Las Vegas or you've just come for a vacation or business trip. The potential to win money, as well as those free drinks flowing can make for an enjoyable diversion from daily life. However, the same factors that make casinos a lot of fun for the public can also put visitors at risk for a sudden and potentially serious accident, like a slip-and-fall incident.

When people think of the risks associated with Vegas, they probably think of drinking too much or gambling until they don't have cab fare back to their hotel or the airport. The casinos themselves can pose a serious risk. Sometimes overly crowded, these sprawling facilities can be difficult to continually maintain. It only takes a single missed spill to create a perfect scenario resulting in both premises liability and personal injury.

Are you up-to-date on marijuana laws in Nevada?

Marijuana has been illegal for decades in the United States. In fact, it continues to be illegal under federal law for recreational and medicinal purposes. However, certain states have now begun to legalize cannabis -- and Nevada is one of the most recent states to do so.

Since 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2017, Nevada has made recreational marijuana legal -- with specific restrictions. Adults can now purchase and use marijuana in the state.

Does the 'fruit of the poisonous tree' apply in your drug case?

You went to Las Vegas with your friends, just taking a week to get away from it all. There were four of you sharing a hotel room.

At first, you were having a great time: staying out late, enjoying the casinos and entertainment, and really just forgetting about work and the stress of real life. It was exactly the break that you needed.

Fighting drug charges in Vegas

Las Vegas has very carefully and intentionally developed a reputation throughout the country and even the world as a city where anything goes -- so much so that many visitors are surprised to find that they can get arrested for crimes here as in any other city.

This is particularly true of drug charges, which you absolutely might face if a police officer finds you with drugs in your possession. The reality is that many kinds of drugs are still illegal in Vegas, even if they are readily available.

Distracted Driving Takes Many Forms

Even if you understand the importance of avoiding distraction while driving, there is always the possibility that another driver will not exercise the same diligence and care.

With that in mind, there are things you can do to prevent trouble on the roadway. Above all else, make sure you understand the many types of distracted driving. Not only does this help you avoid trouble in your own vehicle, but it also helps you to pinpoint others who may not be paying attention to the road.

Winning at the Tables but Losing on the Road

Imagine spending the weekend in Vegas. You and your friends hit all the big casinos, dined at the best restaurants and took in some amazing shows. Things were going great. You were up at the tables and had not given in to the temptation of the slot machines. You and your friends decided to hop the Deuce and head over to Freemont Street and do some gambling on the old strip. Unfortunately, your luck ran out when the bus hit another vehicle while driving through an intersection. Now you are going home with a few broken ribs, a neck injury, and various cuts and bruises.

Who is going to pay for your medical expenses? You were simply a passenger on the bus when the accident occurred, so someone else is clearly to blame for your injuries. Will you be able to file a claim for compensation? The first thing you should do after an accident in Las Vegas is to get appropriate medical care. The next thing is to contact a personal injury attorney who can guide you through the legal process and help you obtain the maximum available compensation. Read further for what you need to know about filing a personal injury lawsuit.

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