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Hanson vs. State Farm and An Insurance Company’s Duty to Defend

Hanson vs. State Farm was a case in front of the Federal Court of Nevada, and Hanson, the insured, was suing the insurance company, arguing that it committed bad faith. The District Court granted a Summary Judgment for Hanson.

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Insurance Companies and Intentional Acts

When defending someone who caused an injury to another seemingly intentionally, the attorney hired by the insurance company is in a difficult situation. The attorney has duties to the insured and his or her client, and to the insurance company. The attorney must advocate for both even though their interests aren’t entirely aligned.

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Attorney, Patrick Leverty, Selected as A Mountain States Super Lawyer

Mountain States Super Lawyers, Insurance Edition, has nominated Patrick Leverty among Northern Nevada’s Rising Stars within the community of Nevada’s 8,818 active attorneys.

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Intentional Acts that Cause Injuries

Whether an insurance company is going to cover injuries inflicted intentionally by its insured depends on what they are sued for.

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Establishing Liability

In the case of a motorcycle accident where there is no impact between a car and a motorcycle, it’s a he-said/she-said. What do you do? How do you prosecute a case like that? How do you win?

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Negligence that Typically Causes a Motorcyclist to Get Hurt

Often motorcyclists get injured when the motorist fails to see the motorcycle.

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How Motorcycle Accidents Differ from Car Accidents

Typically, given the nature of motorcycle accidents, injuries are more severe.

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We’ll Handle the Insurance Phone Calls

When you hire us, you no longer have to talk to the insurance company because you have someone on your side who is experienced to handle it for you. We will be the ones dealing with the phone calls, the adjuster, getting the medical record, the accident report, and if there is other stuff the insurance company may need, and we will be negotiating with the adjuster.

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Patrick R. Leverty Is Now a Certified Personal Injury Specialist

Reno Personal Injury Lawyer, Patrick R. Leverty, Esq., has passed the necessary application process and testing entitling him to be referred to as a Personal Injury Expert in the State of Nevada.

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Leverty Attorneys Named Among Top in Northern Nevada

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