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Statutes of Limitations for Injury Claims in Nevada

A statute of limitations is the timeframe a plaintiff has to take legal action against a negligent party. If a plaintiff waits too long to file a claim, the court may refuse to hear the case. Also, a defendant could use the statute of limitations as part of their defense strategy and push to have the case dismissed.

Each state, including Nevada, has its own laws regarding statutes of limitations. For injury cases, the statutes of limitations vary based on the type of claim being filed.

Statutes of Limitations

Personal Injury

  • 2 years from the date of the injury

Construction Injury

  • 6 years from the date of injury

Medical Malpractice

  • 3 years from the date of the injury
  • 1 year from the date of discovery

Product Liability

  • 4 years from the date of the injury

Wrongful Death

  • 2 years from the date of death

When Does the Statute of Limitations Begin?

Typically, the date of your accident initiates the statute of limitations. There are exceptions to this, however, because many injuries do not manifest until years after the initial incident. In such circumstances, the victim can file under the discovery rule. This rule allows victims to pursue a lawsuit after their injury is revealed and verified by their medical care providers. For example, in a personal injury case, the 2-year statute of limitations begins upon the date of discovery, not the date of the original accident.

Nevada laws offer minors another exception so long as their claim isn’t related to medical malpractice. For minors, the statute of limitations doesn’t start until their 18th birthday. This means that a 12-year-old has until they are 20 to file a claim.

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At Bernstein & Poisson, our attorneys have over 60 years of combined legal experience and are extremely knowledgeable about Nevada’s statutes of limitations. Our firm exclusively represents injured clients and helps them pursue maximum economic and non-economic compensation.  

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