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An Analysis of Deaths in U.S. National Parks

On Monday May 20th, 2024, a deceased climber was located by Denali National Park mountaineering rangers at 17,000 feet on the West Buttress route. Growing concerned after several days without contact via their InReach device, a family member alerted Denali rangers on Sunday about a missing solo climber on Denali. A seemingly ordinary hike in Death Valley National Park turned tragic on April 5th. A 66-year-old Gig Harbor, Washington man lost his life about a mile up the Mosaic Canyon

PSBR Obtains $8 Million Verdict for Man Served Cleaning Solution Instead of Honey Blonde Ale

PSBR partner Rahul Ravipudi and firm attorneys Ian Samson, and Adam Ellis of Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP obtained an $8,000,000 jury verdict in Clark County District Court for a Nevada man who suffered significant internal injuries after he was served and ingested what he believed was a Honey Blonde Ale but was actually a chemical cleaning compound left in the tap lines. Plaintiff was also represented in the matter by co-counsel, Andre M. Lagomarsino of Lagomarsino Law. On December 18, 2018, Plaintiff Lon

PSBR Obtains $1.35 Million Settlement in Auto Collision Case Resulting in Traumatic Brain Injury

PSBR attorneys Ian Samson and Adam Ellis obtained a $1,350,000 settlement for a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigator who suffered injuries after her vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver. Plaintiff was also represented in the case by Michael Matzke of De Castroverde Law Group. Plaintiff was returning to work after investigating a crime scene at 3:00 a.m., traveling southbound on the 215 freeway, when her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by the defendant who had entered

PSBR Files Suit Against Clark County School District Following Abuse Allegations By Special Needs Students

The parents of three Thiriot Elementary School special needs students who allege their children were physically, emotionally and verbally abused by Special Education teacher Shane Butuyan and classroom aide Ana Escamilla have filed a civil rights lawsuit against school administrators and the Clark County School District for failing to protect their children while in their care and intentionally concealing the abuse from parents. Plaintiffs are represented in the matter by attorneys Rahul Ravipudi, Ian Samson and Adam Ellis of Panish

Analysis of Fire Inspections in Las Vegas – Interactive Map

Since 2015, sixteen people have lost their lives in a fire in Las Vegas. Data from the National Fire Reporting System shows that in 2018 Nevada had a rate of 42.8 injuries caused by every 1,000 residential structure fires, much higher than the national average of 25.3 injuries per 1,000 fires. A fire can result in devastating and sometimes life-long injuries, death and severe property damage. Each state has a fire code in place to ensure a building’s safety and

Motorcycle Crashes Caused by Poor Road Conditions

Every year, thousands of motorcycle accidents in the State of Nevada cause serious injuries and take lives. While many of these accidents arise from human errors such as driver negligence, some stem from a motorcyclist’s environment instead. Surrounding road conditions can play an important role in the safety of a ride. Unfortunately, many roads in Nevada are unfit for motorcyclists. Poor road conditions, dangerous defects and lack of road maintenance often contribute to motorcycle accidents. What Road Hazards Can Cause

Helping You During The Coronavirus

During this uncertain time, we want to assure you that Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP is still here to assist you with your case. Although we usually meet with potential clients in person, because of the precautions made necessary by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can let us know more about your case by filling out a contact form here.  Once you submit your case evaluation form, someone will be in contact with you soon to discuss your potential claim. 

What to Do If You Crash Into a Power Pole

Not all car accidents involve multiple drivers. Single-vehicle accidents can be just as deadly while only involving one driver. Crashing into a power pole is an example of a serious single-vehicle accident that can happen when a driver runs off the road. If you get into a single-vehicle collision with a power pole, remain calm and take many of the same steps you would in a typical two-car accident, plus extra caution for a possible live wire. Stay Inside the

Car Seat Laws in Taxis, Uber & Lyft in Nevada

Motor vehicles can pose significant threats to a child’s health and safety. Children are more prone to serious, life-threatening personal injuries in car accidents than adults. In 2017 alone, 675 children 12 years old and younger died in motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. Thirty-five percent (35%) of these victims were not using child restraint systems. Child restraint systems can mean the difference between life and death for a child in an auto accident. Nevada has a law requiring child

Driving Safely on Nevada’s Most Dangerous Roads

Nevada can be a difficult state to drive in even for born-and-raised residents. Car accidents are common at all times of the year, with 300 fatal accidents in Nevada in 2018 alone. Driving in bad weather such as a high heat index or snowfall can make things even more dangerous. Learning a few tips for driving safely on Nevada’s roads could help you prevent a serious car accident. Avoid Nevada’s Most Dangerous Roads Like all states, Nevada has some roads