Articles

Potter Law Offices has a number of areas of practice including personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability, and many others. Here are a number of articles associated with each area of focus that you might find interesting and informative.

Also note these helpful websites that are a reference for law in the state of Nevada:

Personal Injury Articles

State Laws Regarding Recreational Boating Accidents

State laws govern lawsuits regarding recreational boating accidents only if federal laws and the general maritime law do not apply. Federal laws and the general maritime law may apply to a lawsuit even if the lawsuit is filed in a state court. However, if a plaintiff waives the federal laws or the general maritime law, the lawsuit will be governed by state laws…

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

People may suffer emotional distress that manifests itself as mental suffering, mental anguish, nervous shock, fright, horror, grief, shame, humiliation, embarrassment, anger, chagrin, disappointment, worry, and nausea. Historically, claims for damages for emotional distress caused by a defendant’s negligence were usually denied. However, almost every state now recognizes the right to recover for negligent infliction of emotional distress…

The Fellow-Servant Rule

Traditionally, the “fellow-servant rule” barred an employee’s personal injury action against his or her employer if the employee’s injury was caused by a co-worker…

Tort Law – Generally

Apart from legislation granting a right to sue for a specific harm, personal injury law generally consists of tort law and the civil procedure for enforcing it. This article discusses the words used to describe those who commit torts and how tort law is a particular collection of accepted legal theories for suing people for money…

Liability of Pilots

In almost every aircraft accident, whether the accident involves a commercial aircraft or a private aircraft, one of the first considerations is whether the pilot’s negligence was the cause of the accident. A pilot who is in command of an aircraft is the person who is responsible for the operation of the aircraft while it is in flight. The pilot is also responsible for the safety of the aircraft…