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Steven J. Klearman

Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects an estimated 2.4 million people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).TBI refers to a sudden trauma which causes damage to the brain with the leading causes being falls, sports and car […]

Steven J. Klearman

Signs, Symptoms & Concussion Prevention

  With school and sports back in full swing head injuries and safety is a major concern. Concussions – temporary disruption of brain function – can occur with any head injury and often without loss of consciousness. And, while, we […]

Steven J. Klearman

Responsibilities Of Property Owner For Snow And Ice Removal

Although this has been an unusually warm and January, it is only a matter of time before another round of snow and cold comes our way.  This past December’s record lows, coupled with snowfall in the valleys, led to significant […]

Steven J. Klearman

Nevada Supreme Court Restricts Exercise of Jurisdiction Over Non-Resident Owners of Vehicles Involved in Nevada Accidents

Unlike their brethren on the U.S. Supreme Court, the Nevada Supreme Court rarely produces close split decisions.  Very recently, however, they did just that – issuing a four to three split decision in the case of Dogra v. Liles, 129 […]

Steven J. Klearman

Evidence of Preexisting Condition in Nevada

In order for evidence of a prior injury or preexisting condition to be admissible, a defendant must present by competent evidence a causal connection between the prior injury and the injury at issue.  FGA, Inc. v. Giglio, 128 Nev. ___, […]

Steven J. Klearman

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In Nevada, as in the U.S., there are two primary means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) utilized by those in the legal system. The first is arbitration, where a lawyer or a judge oversees a case, generally in a more […]

Steven J. Klearman

Doctor and Nurse Vacancies Soar

Sometimes my clerks or a niece or a nephew will talk to me about career choices. I tend to recommend careers in both law and medicine. Forbes reports today that doctor and nurse vacancies are approaching nearly 20% at hospitals: […]

Steven J. Klearman

Nevada Hospitals Refuse to take Health Insurance

Did you know that if you’re in an accident and go to a hospital in Nevada you may not be able to use your health insurance? This is a hot topic among plaintiff’s counsel in Nevada and major Nevada hospitals […]

Steven J. Klearman

What to Say to Your Doctor After an Accident

It is extremely important to communicate with your doctors once you are injured. Among other things, make sure to tell your doctor how the accident happened. Also, it is crucial that you report past complaints or symptoms similar to those […]

Steven J. Klearman

Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies Joinder of Intentional Tortfeasors

In Humphries v. Eight J. Dist. Ct., Nev. Adv. Op. 85 (Nov. 7, 2013), the Nevada Supreme Court continued its discussion of joint and several liability in Nevada after Cafe Moda, L.L.C. v. Palma, 128 Nev. __, 272, P. 3d […]