If you have suffered harm due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Similarly, if you have lost a loved one due to negligence, a knowledgeable, experienced Nevada personal injury attorney will be able to advise you on how to proceed to get compensation to help pay for expenses. While no amount of money will take away the pain of losing your loved one, you and your family may be entitled to compensation pursuant to a wrongful death claim.
With personal injury cases, it’s vital to keep in mind is that you must take legal action within the time set by the statute of limitations assigned to each type of case. In Nevada , there are different time periods for each type of personal injury action, but many personal injury cases have a two-year statute of limitations.
Nevada Medical Malpractice Statutes of Limitations
Even though medical professionals take an oath to “do no harm,” they’re human and will make mistakes, but when those mistakes could have been prevented, you have the right to take legal action against the negligent party. Doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, administrators, EMT’s and even hospitals can be held accountable for injuries and deaths that result from negligence.
Nevada law states that you have three years from the time of injury to file suit. Clearly, there’s no time to waste if you feel you’ve been harmed by a medical professional.
Nevada Product Liability Statute of Limitations
In Nevada, claimants (victims) have three years from the time they are injured by a defective product to take legal action. You may have suffered an injury due to a faulty car part, a defective appliance, a poorly constructed high chair, or a defective medical device. Medical devices implanted during surgery have been found to be defective and cause harm. Similarly, many medications have serious, often lethal, adverse effects. In some cases, the harm is not apparent until years after taking the drug or having the medical device implanted. For this reason, it is essential to contact an experienced produce liability attorney as soon as you can after you become aware that you may have a claim.
Breach of Contract Statute of Limitations in Nevada
If you have suffered a financial loss due to a breach of contract in Nevada, you have six years to file suit for a written contract breach and four years if the breach involved an oral contract. We advise you seek legal counsel as soon as you realize you’ve been the victim of a breach of contract. A knowledgeable, experienced Nevada attorney will be able to advise you on how to proceed after hearing the specific details of your claim.