If you were involved in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident in the state of Nevada, it is important to understand how the statute of limitations could affect your personal injury case. A statute of limitations is a time limit set on personal injury and wrongful death cases. If you file your lawsuit after your state’s time frame, your case will almost certainly be dismissed and you will not receive compensation.
In the state of Nevada, there are three distinct rules regarding the statute of limitations as they apply to auto accidents. The statute may depend on the circumstances of the accident and the type of damage caused. The Nevada Revised Statutes section 11.190 states that all individuals injured in an accident who wish to file a personal injury claim must do so within 2 years.
This two-year window specifically applies to cases where the individual suffered some type of injury and may include incidents involving automobiles, bicycles, or pedestrians. The two-year time frame will begin on the day of the crash. However, if you wish to file a lawsuit due to property damage, rather than an injury, you have 3 years from the date of the accident to take action.
Wrongful Death Claims
The Nevada Revised Statutes section 11.190 has a specific statute of limitations for all auto accidents involving a wrongful death. The family wishing to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their loved one must do so within 2 years of the person’s death. In some cases, this may be the same as the date of the crash, or the crash could have caused injuries that eventually led to the individual’s death at a later date.
In any case, if you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim, it is important to take immediate action to seek justice and fair compensation. Our experienced car accident attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. can help you through the entire legal process. From filing your claim to negotiating settlements, contacting insurance companies, and even taking the issue to court, our lawyers can guide you through each step.
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