Nevada, with its casinos and deserts alike, is no stranger to negligence and personal injury cases. Car accidents happen along the Las Vegas Strip, and then it's a game in figuring out whose insurance covers what, who was actually liable, and more.
Maybe it was you who had an accident, or maybe it was a friend or family member. Whatever happens, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.
This is where you’ll find Nevada's revised statutes. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
In Nevada, you have two years to bring a personal injury and three years to bring a property damage claim. That means you have only two years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free. (Note that other legal specialties, such as real estate law or intellectual property law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
There are many issues you can solve without the help of an attorney, surprisingly enough. If you don't know where to begin, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.