Nevada Car Accident Resources
UPDATED: February 19, 2020
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Nevada Car Accident Law, Lawyers and Attorneys
Car accidents are a fact of life. They happen every day in Nevada. In 2006, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 387 fatal car accidents in for the state of Nevada. If you’ve been in a car accident and are looking for information about how to assess your rights and responsibilities and where to go for help, you’ve come to the right spot. Our car accident articles cover relevant issues such as fault, insurance, claims, personal injury, property damage, government liability, and structured settlements. You will also find rules, laws and other information specific to the state of Nevada, and links to Nevada personal injury attorneys who can assess the value of your claim and provide advice on your best course of action.
Nevada Car Accident Articles:
Nevada Car Accident Lawyers:
Find an experienced Nevada Car Accident Attorney at AttorneyPages.com
Post your case to a Connecticut Car Accident Lawyer (it’s free, with no obligations)
Post your auto accident question on the Free Advice Auto Accidents and Vehicle Claims forum
Special Rules for Nevada Car Accidents:
Fault: Proportional Comparative Fault at 51%
Nevada Car Insurance Requirements/Limits: Bodily Injury & Property Damage Liability. Minimum coverage limits by law are: Up to $30,000 covers personal injury of all persons in the car at the time of the accident, subject to a limit of $15,000 for any one individual; up to $10,000 for property damage.
Nevada Small Claims Limits: $5,000
Nevada Personal Injury Statute of Limitations: 2 years from the date of the injury.
Nevada Auto Accidents Involving Government Vehicles: Notice to File Against Government: If you were injured in a car accident caused by a government employee, you may sue the government agency —the city or town, county or state, public agency, school—that employs that person.
For claims against the federal government use form 95 and follow the instructions on page 2.
For claims against the State of Nevada, file a claim form with the Attorney General.
For claims against counties/municipalities, contact the specific agency. For example, the City of Las Vegas accepts claims through the Risk Management Division in Human Resources. Forms are available at the Clerk’s Office, City Hall. See this directory for other public entities in Nevada.
In dealing with accidents involving government entities and workers, be aware that there are special notices that must be filed against the appropriate government unit responsible for your injury within a certain time period (30 days to 180 days) AND before filing a lawsuit. Each entity has its own separate time periods and may differ from your state’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations against a private party. The rules can be confusing. Check the form you are filling out to find out the time limit for filing your claim. Accident claims involving the government can be complicated. Any mistakes in filing or failing to file on time could result in losing your ability to recover for your damages and injuries. Consult an experienced attorney right away to preserve your rights. See also Auto Accidents Involving the Government.
Nevada Personal Injury Venue (Where to File Lawsuit): In the municipal or justice court located where the defendant (the person you are suing) lives or does business. Alternatively, you might consider filing in a court located where the accident occurred. If you are filing a claim against a government agency and are unsure of which agency is responsible, the most prudent course is to file a separate claim against each or contact a Nevada auto accident attorney.