What is Nevad’s Modified Comparative Negligence Rule?
Nevada’s Modified Comparative Negligence Rule states that two or more parties can both be the at-fault party in an accident. For example if you made an unsafe lane change, and a car that was speeding rear-ends you both you and the speeding car may be found at fault for the accident. the legal issue is what percentage of fault do each of you carry?
Can you still recieve compensation if you are partially at fault for a car accident?
Under Nevada’s Modified Comparative Negligence Rule, you can still recover some damages, even if you were partially at fault. Percentage of fault is important because it determines how much you can recover from the other driver’s insurance company. For example, if your damages are valued at $50,000 and you were 30 percent at fault, then your recovery is reduced by your percentage of fault resulting in a total recovery of $35,000, or 70 percent of the damages.
Comparative negligence cases are fact specific and oftentimes must be proven in court. An experienced personal injury attorney is able to evaluate the facts and present a strong case at trial.