Negligence Law in Nevada
When you’re hurt by someone’s actions, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against them. You’ll have to prove they were careless with your safety and should be held accountable for your injuries and losses. But you may not have the right tools and knowledge on your side, like an understanding of negligence law in Nevada.
You don’t have to know everything before your claim goes to court—you can leave that to the personal injury lawyers at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright. They can ensure you know the laws impacting your claim so you have an opportunity to seek the max compensation possible for your claim.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence refers to the carelessness of others who may have caused your injuries. We all have a duty to avoid causing harm. While you’re not obligated to prevent all harm, you do have a duty to avoid injuring others.
For example, you may have been hurt because you slipped and fell on a puddle in a store. The property owner has a duty to prevent accidents on their property. By failing to warn you about the spill, or by failing to clean it up, they were acting negligently.
Shared Fault in Nevada Law
But what if they’re not the only negligent party involved in your accident? You may have been accused by the at-fault party of being partly at fault for your injuries.
Let’s say you were in a car accident, and the at-fault party claims you were texting and driving when the accident happened. While they may have been responsible for the accident happening, they may claim you were 20 percent at fault, for example. If you don’t defend your claim, you may only receive 80 percent of your compensation. If you’re found more than 50 percent responsible, you may be barred from recovery.
Get a Lawyer’s Help to Prove Negligence
Proving that someone else was at fault for your injuries may not always be easy. Every claim requires different evidence, which can impact how you’ll approach your lawsuit. Luckily, your lawyer at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright can help you prepare your claim for court. When you’re ready, give us a call at 702-384-7111 or complete the online contact form below to get your free consultation.