Advice from Reno, Nevada Law Firm Matt Dion & Associates
It’s not always necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit to settle an injury claim. However many defendants, including large insurance companies are not motivated to settle a claim unless the injured party is willing to file a lawsuit. For that reason, you want to reserve your right to sue, which means you must file with the court before the statute of limitations runs out. In Nevada that limitation is two years for personal injury.
When should I file a personal injury lawsuit in Nevada?
To have a chance at winning a personal injury lawsuit, it must be filed before the Nevada statute of limitations expires. The statute of limitations is a state law that sets a deadline for the time an injured party has to file a lawsuit against the person or organization who harmed them. If they fail to file within 2 years of the incident that caused the injury, they permanently loose the right to sue unless an extension applies to extend the deadline. The clock generally starts running on the date of the event that caused the injury.
As an experienced personal injury attorney, Matthew Dion can explain the limited circumstances that may extend Nevada’s two year time limit.