If someone else was being careless or failed to do what they were supposed to in Nevada, and as a result, you were injured, it probably seems fair that he or she should take care of your damages. At the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., we have advised many people on the intricacies of the tort system and whether or not they may have a personal injury case.
There are certain aspects of the situation that the civil justice system seeks to remedy, according to the American Association for Justice, and they come with specific actions. These are to hold the person responsible for your injury accountable, to repair the harm you suffered and to prevent similar injuries from occurring in the future.
Holding the responsible party liable for the damages you suffer is not just about paying the hospital bills, although that is part of it. The reparation you might seek also includes the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Lost quality of life
- Disabilities or impairments
The financial consequences of hurting another person through negligence or carelessness may be enough to prevent many from engaging in those actions. However, the court system also relies on the threat of an injured reputation for a business, a professional or another party whose ability to succeed may depend on the good opinion of the public.
You may present your case in front of a judge, but through the civil justice system, you may also opt for a jury trial, if you believe it is necessary. More information about personal injury cases is available on our webpage.