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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.

Charged with Sexual Assault? Yes, It Can Happen in Vegas.

For those in other parts of the country, Las Vegas may seem like a bubble of no-consequences good times nestled in the desert. While it is true that Sin City allows its patrons a good deal more freedom than other parts of the country or even the world, it is not a place without laws.

Many good-time seekers who come to Vegas for a weekend learn the hard way that they can and will face sexual assault charges if they violate the law.

Injured on Dangerous Premises in Las Vegas? Know Your Legal Options.

People come to Las Vegas to have a good time. What you probably don't expect when you come here is to get injured on hotel or casino property.

Hotel and casino negligence can take a number of forms. If you were injured because of property owner negligence, know your options for obtaining compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other costs resulting from the injury.

Possession with Intent to Sell: What Happened to Your Good Time in Las Vegas?

It seems innocent enough. You and your friends are heading to the Vegas Strip, ready to enjoy a night of dancing and partying without a worry in the world. They're going to meet you at the club, so you've nominated yourself to bring the party favors. You've got enough hits of ecstasy stashed in your pockets to make sure all of your friends have fun, and you just picked up a fresh ounce of weed, which you've stowed in your trunk in preparations for the after-party.

Before you can make it to the club, you catch blue and red lights in your rearview mirror. You're getting pulled over for speeding. The officer suspects you're under the influence, which means he has probable cause to search your person and vehicle. Suddenly, your carefree night on the town is replaced with felony charges of possession with intent to sell.

What happened?

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