Joseph R. Maridon, Jr., Esq. graduated from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2003. Since then he has worked primarily as a civil litigator on cases ranging from simple auto accidents with minor injuries to multi-million dollar auto, truck and aviation cases involving catastrophic injury or wrongful death.
The attached letter describes in detail some concerns that I have with the rural courts in Clark County generally and the Laughlin Township Justice Court specifically.
Please take a moment to review this correspondence and let us know if you have any questions.
Attorney Joseph R. Maridon, Jr. has been selected to the 2013 Mountain States Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Merriam-Webster’s defines litigation as, “to carry on a legal contest by judicial process.” A legal contest usually means a civil action or lawsuit. Simply put, litigation is a way to resolve a legal dispute.
Myth – Traffic Ticket Lawyers are a waste of money.
Truth – Traffic Ticket Lawyers often save their clients time, frustration and money.
Myth – Traffic Ticket Lawyers can’t possibly get a speeding ticket reduced to a parking violation without traffic school.
How much is my case worth?
People are uncomfortable talking about money. Judges, juries, lawyers, and clients are all uncomfortable talking about money. Society tells us that such talk is impolite. Maybe society is right. But the very purpose of our legal system in personal injury cases is to fairly compensate the injury victim for his/her injuries. Accordingly, the goal of a personal injury lawyer is for the client to be monetarily compensated for his/her injuries.
One question I am asked quite often has to do with accident liability… specifically, if you own an airplane, and something bad happens, how can it be avoided?
Some of the questions I have been asked include:
What if I loan my airplane to a friend or lease it to an FBO, I have no control over the aircraft, if a crash occurs, can I be held liable?
Can I form a corporation or a limited liability company that will technically own my aircraft and thereby avoid personal liability if my airplane crashes?
As a former insurance agent, a former insurance defense attorney and a former defender of insurance companies in bad faith lawsuits, I have seen just about everything.
I defended a physician who was near retirement and had substantial assets. The physician had bodily injury liability limits of $100,000 per person, $300,000 per accident. The Plaintiff in that case asked the jury to award over $100,000 for medical bills plus a significant amount for pain and suffering. Had the Plaintiff prevailed, the good doctor would have been covered for only a fraction of the total judgment and her personal assets would have been at risk.