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Accident Reconstructionist Not Required for Low Impact Defense at Trial

The Nevada Supreme Court held in a minor rear end accident case that Accident Reconstruction experts are not necessary for mounting low impact defenses.

Mr. Simao and his wife filed a claim against Ms. Rish claiming bodily injuries following an unremarkable rear end accident in stop and go traffic where no one was transported from the scene.  Prior to trial, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ pretrial motion to forbid Rish, her medical expert and her witnesses from testifying, arguing or insinuating a low-impact defense because Rish did not retain a biomechanical engineer.  Simao’s motion relied upon the Hallmark decision to preclude a low impact defense in absence of a biomechanical expert to lay a foundation for the jury.  [Continue reading]

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY !

Flag and fireworks-American fourth of July

The team at Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell and the Nevada Law Blogs wish all of our clients, friends, business associates and readers a very safe and extremely enjoyable Independence Day Holiday! As we celebrate the July 4, 1776 signing of the … [Continue reading]

What Changes Do You Expect When Nevada Justice Court Jurisdiction Increases From $10,000 To $15,000 In January 2017?

Las Vegas Regional Justice Center

The 2015 Nevada Legislature increased the state courts’ jurisdictional limits.  Assembly Bill 66 saw the jurisdictional limit in small claims increase from $7,500 to $10,000.  That change took effect on October 1, 2015.  NRS 73.010. The same bill … [Continue reading]

A Tale of Two Lawsuits.

A Tale of Two Lawsuits

It was the best of times for Nevada Direct Insurance Company. It was the worst of times for injured parties Michael and Sharon Smith. You see, the Smiths were hurt in an auto accident with a Nevada Direct policyholder Kuperman. Nevada Direct tried … [Continue reading]

The Immense Sacrifice Of Our Fallen Heroes Must Always Be Remembered . . .

Arlington National Cemetery in Memorial day

“Was it worth it?” This is a question, sometimes politically-loaded, that is often asked of family members and war buddies of our Fallen Heroes. Marine Corps General John Kelly recently offered a unique perspective. A veteran of Iraq and … [Continue reading]