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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Being involved in a car accident, or any motor vehicle accident, can be an extremely stressful and difficult experience. After being in a car accident, here's what you should do step by step.
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 [...]