Nevada uses the rule of comparative negligence to determine the amount of damages the at-fault party owes the injury victim in a personal injury lawsuit. Under this rule, the compensation awarded in a claim will be reduced by the injury victim’s percentage of fault in causing the accident. For instance, if you were not wearing the required safety equipment at the time of the accident, it could be determined that you share 30 percent of the fault for your injury. If you have filed a claim for $10,000, it would be reduced to $7,000.
Our Las Vegas construction accident lawyers will review all evidence and eye witness testimonies to make sure that you are not charged with more than your true share of fault in the accident.
Statute of Limitations
Personal injury claims in Nevada must be filed within the two-year statute of limitations stated in Nev. Rev. Stat. § 11.190.
In order to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you have a 90-day deadline to complete Form C-4 – Employee’s Compensation Report of Initial Treatment and return it your employer’s insurance company’s administrator. The deadline begins on the date of your injury.
Wrongful death suits also have a two-year limit for the deceased’s estate, spouse, children, domestic partner or parents to file a claim.
If you were injured by a defective product or machine malfunction, Nev. Rev. Stat. § 11.220 allows you to file a claim within four years of when the incident originally occurred.
If you wait to file a claim outside of the statute of limitations for any of these claims, you will lose your ability to pursue compensation or file a lawsuit. Do not hesitate to contact our Las Vegas construction accident lawyers for experienced legal help.
What Can Our Attorneys Do for You?
Construction accident claims are often complex cases and typically involve several parties attempting to distance themselves from the incident and downplay their level of liability.
We will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident to identify the true at-fault party and hold him or her liable for the damage he or she caused.
Our Las Vegas construction accident lawyers will also gather any evidence, medical records, or the testimonies of professionals within the medical and construction fields to prove that your injury was directly caused by your accident.
Without having a dedicated attorney to represent you, it can be difficult to hold the at-fault party responsible for causing your injuries and may severely affect the compensation you receive.
As accomplished Las Vegas construction accident lawyers, we have the experience you need when dealing with an uncooperative insurance company and a third-party involved in a construction accident.
Our firm’s co-founder Michael D. Haight has been awarded the AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can receive based on his or her abilities. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is comprised solely of top trial lawyers who have won multi-million dollar verdicts.
Your best-interests will be considered in all decisions, negotiations and settlements in order to help ensure that you receive the compensation and treatment you deserve. We will only accept a deal or offer that truly reflects the losses you have suffered.