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Injury Statute of Limitations

Jun 21, 2016

personal injuryKnow the Statutes of Limitations When You are Injured

In a personal injury case, the person who feels that the other was at fault either intentionally or unintentionally must file the claim immediately after seeking medical attention for the injuries. You are entitled to a hearing in a court of law to pay for the losses you have incurred.

There are many types of personal injury cases, including slips and falls, motor vehicle accidents, dysfunctioning products, dog bites and medical malpractice. For any injury that required medical attention, obtaining a skilled personal injury attorney is imperative because laws can vary and even change in regards to your situation.

If, after a consultation with the attorney you feel you have a case, it is extremely important to file your claim as soon as possible. In Nevada, there is a two-year statute of limitations, which means the claim must be filed within two years, and not a day over. There are a few exceptions that an experienced attorney will be aware of.

Personal injury cases require more investigation than other types of cases, mainly because the facts are not always clean cut. This proves to be another reason why filing promptly is imperative. In addition, your attorney needs time to construct effective litigation in your case.

Knowing the statutes of limitations in your case also allows your lawyer the time to explain the compensation you deserve to the judge.

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