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What are personal injury claims?

Mishaps are common in Las Vegas, and throughout Nevada. Although they occur relatively often, the aftermath can be painful and confusing for those involved. Whether a motor vehicle collision, slip or fall, or some other type of accident, people may sustain a range of damages. People who have experienced such situations may consider taking legal action. In order to ensure their rights are upheld, it behooves accident victims to have an understanding of personal injury claims.

In general, personal injury cases are legal disputes that result when people sustain physical or psychological harm as the result of an accident or injury. When such injury is caused by the negligence, recklessness or intentional actions of another, the person responsible could be held liable for the resulting damages. This includes medical expenses and lost wages due to time off of work for recovery. Generally, such disputes may be handled through the filing of formal lawsuits, and subsequent court proceedings, or through informal settlements.

There is a limited time frame for people to take legal action in such cases. This period of time is known as the statute of limitations. Under Chapter 11 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. This means that lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date when the accident or injury occurred.

This post has provided an overview of personal injury cases in the state of Nevada. It is important to keep in mind, however, that each case is unique. Therefore, this should be taken only as general information and not be considered professional legal advice.

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