Victims of car accident injuries deal with so many physical and financial issues from those injuries that they may not even consider the legal implications.
Depending on their injuries, a victim may be facing months of rehabilitation and recovery; as well as struggling with the loss of income from being unable to work.
Although victims can sue the at-fault party for recovery of damages, one must realize that a statute of limitations places a time limit on filing.
This is a primary reason why it is so important to retain the services of an experienced Las Vegas car accident attorney to help you navigate through the complicated legal process.
Under Nevada Revised Statutes 11.190(4)(e), a car accident victim has just two years from the date of the accident in which to file a claim.
If they file after the two years pass, the defendant can request that case dismissed; the court would be legally bound.
A two-year statute of limitation exists for wrongful death lawsuits filed on behalf of victims killed from injuries. The lawsuit must be filed two years from the day the victim died. Wrongful death claims can be filed by family members or representatives of the victim.
When the Car Accident Victim Is a Minor
If injured in any kind of traffic accident, minors can file a claim against the at-fault driver when they turn 18, however, they only have two years from their 18th birthday to file that claim.
One important note to keep in mind, however, if the minor’s parents filed a claim approved by the court – when the victim is still a minor – then they cannot bring another lawsuit when they become of age.
Statute of Limitation
The statute of limitation for filing for damages under Nevada law is three years from the date of the accident.
Attempting to collect the damages you deserve for your injuries and other damages can be frustrating, as well as confusing. This is why many vehicle accident victims choose to consult with a skilled Nevada personal injury attorney. Contact us today!
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