If you have had the unfortunate experience of suffering a personal injury, you should know the legal recourse you have available. At Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., we know how frustrating, painful and financially taxing your situation can be. Our goal is to let you know what your next steps may be to hold the negligent party responsible.
One of the first items you should understand is that Nevada imposes a statute of limitations on personal injury cases. This is a timeframe in which any claim must be filed. According to state law, if you want to file a lawsuit, the following guidelines apply:
- Product liability: two years to file a claim
- Personal injury: two years to file a claim
- Wrongful death: two years to file a claim
- Medical malpractice: one to three years to file a claim
With a medical malpractice case, you have one year to file the claim from the date the injury either was or should have been discovered, or you have three years from the date of the negligent act, whichever is earlier. However, the law does state that if a negligent act causes a minor child an injury, the family has up until the child’s 10-year-old birthday to file a lawsuit.
Because of the ways these laws are written, it is possible that you might have difficulty determining if your claim is still valid. Our attorneys at Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., can review the details of your case and provide counsel regarding how to proceed.
For more information on this topic, please visit our page regarding personal injury claims.