Make An Additional $10,000 with Medical Payment Coverage in Nevada!

April 15th, 2014

In Nevada, your auto insurance carrier has no subrogation for payments made from your Medical Payment coverage. Why do you care? Because this could mean an extra $5,000 or $10,000 in your pocket! How? Consider this:

You are in an auto accident and need medical assistance. You call me, your Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney, and I help put you in touch with doctors who not only know how to treat your condition, but who know how to document your treatment to preserve your rights. At the end of your treatment, your medical bills are $10,000. Your case settles for $20,000. Out of this settlement, you have to pay your legal fees and medical bills and are left with around $4,000.

Now, consider if you have $10,000 in Med Pay available. In this scenario, your Med Pay pays all your medical bills, making your net settlement $14,000! Why? Because “no subrogation” means Med Pay cannot take what they pay from your settlement like your doctors and medical insurance can. In many states this is not the case, but the Nevada Supreme Court has consistently held that your auto insurance carrier CANNOT double dip, ie, they cannot charge you for Med Pay and then take back what they paid because you already paid for it through your premium.

LESSON: Do not listen to anyone who tells you NOT to purchase Med Pay because you have health insurance. There are many moving parts to a viable Personal Injury case and the attorneys here at MLG Injury Lawyers ensure your rights are preserved. But if you have sufficient Med Pay in place when you call us, we can always get you more money!

If you or a loved one is in a serious car or motorcycle accident, call attorney James J. Martines and MLG Injury Lawyers for your FREE CONSULTATION NOW! 702.485.666.

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Legionella / Legionnaires Disease Exposure in Henderson, NV

November 14th, 2013

 

We have unconfirmed tips that persons in Southern Nevada (Henderson, NV) may have recently been exposed to Legionella, which causes Legionnaires Disease, in November 2013.  After exposure to legionella bacteria, legionnaires’ disease usually develops within 2 to 14 days. It frequently begins with the following signs and symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever that may be 104 F (40 C) or higher

By the second or third day, you’ll develop other signs and symptoms that may include:

  • Cough, which may bring up mucus and sometimes blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Confusion or other mental changes

Although Legionnaires’ disease primarily affects the lungs, it occasionally can cause infections in wounds and in other parts of the body, including the heart.

A mild form of Legionnaires’ disease — known as Pontiac fever — may produce symptoms including fever, chills, headache and muscle aches. Pontiac fever doesn’t infect your lungs, and symptoms usually clear within two to five days.

 

If you have been exposed to Legionella / Legionnaires Disease, CALL MLG Injury Lawyers NOW for a free consultation.  702.485.6666

 

– How To Beat A DUI

November 13th, 2013

How to Beat A DUI

In Nevada, there are 2 ways for the prosecution to prove your DUI:
1st is by showing your breath or blood had a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .08 or higher within 2 hours of the stop.

2nd is by having the officer’s testimony on your driving pattern (swerving), Field Sobriety Tests, smell of alcohol, etc.

To defend you in a DUI case, a good attorney MUST know how the officers were trained in giving Field Sobriety Tests and must understand the chain of evidence laws to prevent the blood or breath from coming into evidence. As a former DUI Prosecutor, I was trained several times per year in both.

Call today for a free consultation and discuss how to beat your DUI!

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2 Killed in I-15 Semi Rollover Crash

October 21st, 2013

The Nevada Highway Patrol is trying to determine whether a car stalled or cut in front of a tractor-trailer that plowed into it.

It happened on I-15 near St. Rose Parkway on Monday night.

A man and woman were killed.

Officials said the truck driver claimed he didn’t see the car.

His injuries were minor.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious car accident, call our office to discuss the best way to handle such an unfortunate event.  James Martines has been representing your family and friends since 2005 in personal injury cases including auto accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wrongful death claims.

We hope you don’t need us, but we’re here when you do.

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Woman Killed on I-15

October 17th, 2013

A 22-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 15 on Sunday.

Nevada Highway Patrol said the incident took place at 3:41 a.m. and started as a two-car minor injury accident.

When the female drivers of both cars got out of their vehicles in the left lane to talk and assess the damage, they were struck by another vehicle. One driver was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition. She later died of her injuries.

The other driver was transported to UMC with a hip injury.

The driver of the car that hit the women was not injured.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious car accident, call our office to discuss the best way to handle such an unfortunate event. James Martines has been representing your family and friends since 2005 in personal injury cases including auto accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wrongful death claims.

We hope you don’t need us, but we’re here when you do.

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Las Vegas Auto Accident Attorneys
Office: 702.485.6666

 

Fatal Auto Accident on I-215

October 16th, 2013

Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers have reopened a stretch of Interstate 215 from this mornings fatal traffic accident that killed a cement truck driver near Jones Boulevard.

NHP said the highway opened back up at 615p.m. after an eight-hour closure.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious car accident, call our office to discuss the best way to handle such an unfortunate event. James Martines has been representing your family and friends since 2005 in personal injury cases including auto accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wrongful death claims.

We hope you don’t need us, but we’re here when you do.

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Las Vegas Auto Accident Attorneys
Office: 702.485.6666

 

Honda, Toyota, Mazda Issue Massive North American Recall

April 12th, 2013

Washington, DC: Toyota, Honda and Nissan are recalling 1.7 million cars globally, including some popular Corolla, Matrix and Camry models. In the US, Nissan has recalled approximately 480,000 cars and Mazda a further 45,000.

Honda, which is recalling more than 1.1 million autos, said the recall was necessary to replace passenger front airbag inflators. “It is possible that the passenger front airbag inflators in affected vehicles may deploy with too much pressure, which may cause the inflator casing to rupture and could result in injury,” the company said in a statement.

Toyota said it had reports of five airbag malfunctions, but no injuries (CNNmoney.com). The majority of the recalled vehicles are model years 2001, 2002 and 2003.

In Canada, the three automakers are recalling more than 107,000 vehicles due to a problem with a Japanese supplier’s airbags in which the inflator may burst, scattering plastic pieces everywhere, and presenting a risk for injury. In Canada, the recall covers almost 81,000 Honda Civics and about 11,000 Acura 1.7 EL vehicles from the 2001-2003 model years, 6,140 CR-V vehicles from 2002-2003 and almost 10,000 Odysseys from the 2002 model year.

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Back and Neck Injuries Result in Lawsuits

April 12th, 2013

There are a variety of accidents and incidents that can result in a back and neck injury. Many of the incidents that result in back injury lawsuits are car accidents, often alleging a defect in the automobile. Two recent back and neck injury claims highlight how people’s lives are affected by car accidents.

Meanwhile, in one lawsuit, Ford Motor Co. was ordered to pay $2.9 million to a man who was injured in a car accident. According to ABC News (3/27/13), the man was driving his SUV when it was rear-ended. The accident caused his seat to drop into a fully reclined position, ejecting him headfirst into the backseat. The victim reportedly suffered upper neck and head injuries, and has cognitive and visual problems as a result. The Daily Camera (3/26/13) reports that a jury found the driver’s seat was defective and awarded the man $2.9 million for economic and non-economic losses, as well as permanent injuries.

Ford reportedly intends to appeal the award.

Meanwhile, in a different accident-related lawsuit, a man was awarded $4.2 million in his lawsuit against Nissan. The Star-Ledger (3/21/13) reports that the victim was driving his car when a runaway tire landed on the roof of his car. The roof caved in, fracturing the man’s neck. He alleged that the header panel on the Nissan Altima he was driving was defective, which allowed the roof to cave in. The plaintiff reportedly had to learn to walk again, suffers ongoing spasms and is unable to play sports.

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Nissan denied any defects associated with the vehicles and said it was reviewing its options. The company argued during the lawsuit that based on the speed of the tire and the car involved, any car would have experienced roof buckling.

Of course, not all back and neck injuries are caused by car accidents. Some are caused by seemingly innocent falls, in which the patient lands with enough force – or at an awkward angle – to cause injury. Such was the case with a man who filed a lawsuit against Fairmount Park, a horse race track. According to The Madison-St. Clair Record (3/27/13), the plaintiff alleges he fell on a wet floor, injuring his back, neck and knee. His lawsuit (Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-237) seeks more than $50,000 for medical bills and lost wages.

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Drug Firms Told To Pay $162M In Hepatitis C Case

June 1st, 2012

A Nevada jury is ordering pharmaceutical companies to pay $162.5 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit stemming from a Las Vegas hepatitis C outbreak in 2008.

If you or a loved one was injured and need representation, call MLG at (702) 485-6666.

 

Salmonella Warning

June 1st, 2012

The FDA is warning consumers not to eat alfalfa sprouts or spicy sprouts from plastic bags labeled “Evergreen Produce” or “Evergreen Produce Inc.” The sprouts are possibly linked to 20 reported cases, including one hospitalization, of Salmonella Enteritidis in Idaho, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota and Washington State. The elderly, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness from Salmonella infection

If you have experienced the adverse effects of such drungs, do not hesitate to contact the Martines Law Group, Ltd. – your Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys.

The Martines Law Group is a law firm based in Henderson / Las Vegas, NV handling legal actions including personal injury, auto accidents, wrongful death, dental malpractice, and slip and fall actions.

When you are looking for the best Las Vegas personal injury attorney, call the Martines Law Group, Ltd. at 702.485.6666
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