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Happy Thanksgiving From Bauman Loewe Witt & Maxwell

All of us at Bauman Loewe Witt & Maxwell would like to take a moment to wish our clients, family and friends (including all of our loyal blog readers), a very Joyous and Happy Thanksgiving.Whether you are celebrating with a small gathering, or preparing for what is shaping up to be dinner for a small country, we wish you and yours all the very best. … [Read more...]

Which State’s Law Applies When An Accident Happens Out Of State In A Nevada Rental Car?

Las Vegas loves tourists and tourists love Las Vegas!!!  Of course, many tourists come here to see the hotels, the casinos and the shows.  But sometimes the hotels, casinos and shows all start to look alike.  So tourists have been known to rent cars and go wandering the Wild West to take in the natural wonders just a few hours from town, including Death Valley in California, the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Zion National Park in Utah.  That’s a lot of travel across many state lines.  So when an … [Read more...]

Some Things Just Shouldn’t Stay In Vegas

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority claims that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas®”  However, there are some things that just shouldn’t be left in Vegas.  The Nevada Cremation Society and Clark County Coroner learned that lesson the hard way in the case of Boorman v. Nevada Cremation Society, Inc., 126 Nev. Adv. Op. 29, 236 P.3d 4 (2010).Richard Boorman came to Las Vegas from Great Britain to attend a bachelor party. Mr. Boorman overindulged.  He died from the effects of … [Read more...]

What Is A Minor’s Compromise?

A reader of the blogs sent an email asking: “What exactly is a compromise of a minor's claim?”  Here is my response to her. Hi Jeanette: Thanks for the question.  If a Nevada minor is injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, just like any adult, the minor is entitled to seek recovery from the negligent party.  Normally, children don’t know about their recovery rights in situations like this and parents will step in to try and resolve their children’s claimsBack … [Read more...]

Nevada Loss Of Consortium Claims Are Derivative

An adjuster just sent Mike Mills the following question. Hi, Mike!  Hope you are doing well.  I just had a quick question for you about loss of consortium claims in NV.  I understand that they are derivative of the injured person's claim.  My question is this: If we are settling an injured party's bodily injury claim and we know he is married, do we need the wife's signature on the release to protect our insd from any possible future claim of loss of consortium or other derivative claims?  If … [Read more...]