How Long Do I Have to File My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Every state has statutes (legislatively enacted legal rules) that provide deadlines for filing lawsuits.  These statutes are called “statutes of limitation.”  Statutes of limitation are primarily designed to force plaintiffs to be diligent in pursuing valid legal claims and to ensure that relevant evidence is not lost or destroyed due to the passage of time.  [...]

By |2019-04-24T10:07:19+00:00April 21st, 2019|

Comparative Fault in Nevada

Comparative negligence or “comparative fault” can be asserted as a defense to a claim of negligence (personal injury claim).   If the doctrine applies, it will operate to reduce the amount of money damages a plaintiff can recover from the defendant.  The reduction will be based on the percentage of fault assigned to the plaintiff.  In [...]

By |2019-04-08T15:03:46+00:00April 8th, 2019|

What Damages Can a Personal Injury Victim Recover

Once a plaintiff is able to establish that the wrongful conduct of another caused the plaintiff “damages,” the law permits the plaintiff to recover for his or her losses.  There are many categories of “damages” that a personal injury plaintiff may be entitled to.  The Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers at The Hayes Law Firm [...]

By |2019-03-30T22:32:05+00:00March 29th, 2019|

What Information Should I Have Handy When Consulting with Personal Injury Lawyers?

A. The personal injury attorney at The Hayes Law Firm will need the following information in order to evaluate your case. The facts surrounding your particular incident. Were there any witnesses to the incident? If so, have their names and contact information been collected. Have you sought medical treatment, and if so, by whom, when [...]

By |2019-03-19T16:46:47+00:00March 19th, 2019|

What Should I Do Immediately After Being Involved in a Car Accident?

Exchange….. Nevada law requires anybody involved in a car accident to exchange contact information and insurance information.  If you can, take a photo of the other driver’s license and insurance card.  Ask the other driver for their updated contact information. Document….. On March 3, 2014, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (“LVMPD”) announced it would [...]

By |2019-03-26T22:29:53+00:00March 2nd, 2019|

What is a Premises Liability Case?

Premises liability” is a legal concept that typically concerns personal injury cases where the injury was caused by some type of unsafe or defective condition on somebody else’s property.  Liability for a landowner can arise for intentional, negligent, grossly negligent or even strict liability courses of conduct.  The most common premises liability case is a [...]

By |2019-03-14T23:06:14+00:00January 29th, 2019|