There are many types of personal injury claims that occur when someone’s negligence results in another’s injury. The injured party can recover compensation for their financial and emotional damages.

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Some of the most common types of personal injury cases in Nevada include:

Car Accidents

Car collisions are some of the most common causes of personal injuries. Although many car accidents are minor, some can result in serious property damage and catastrophic injuries. When another driver or party was the cause of the accident, they can be held liable for the damages suffered by those who were injured. Drivers may be at fault for driving distracted, ignoring traffic signals and signs, speeding and driving recklessly, or even driving under the influence.

Typically, these claims are handled through car insurance claims. Nevada is an at-fault state for car accidents, so insurance claims are filed with the provider of the at-fault driver. If the at-fault driver has insufficient or no insurance, injured parties may need to file with their own policies. In rare cases, injured parties may be able to file civil claims against the at-fault driver.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents have several complicated aspects that make them unique to other types of motor vehicle collisions. Commercial trucks, like 18-wheelers, are much larger and heavier than passenger cars, which increases the damages when they are involved in a crash. Often, truck accidents result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. There may also be multiple potential at-fault parties in these claims, making investigations harder.

Truck accident claims frequently involve a corporate truck company and their insurance provider. These companies have significant resources and want to limit their liability, so they may deny good faith claims because of this. The damages from truck accidents can be severe, and these corporations should be held liable if their negligence contributed to an accident.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are frequently devastating for the motorcyclist involved. They can result in life-altering and disabling injuries, even death. These claims may operate through insurance like other car claims, but they normally have uniquely serious damages that need to be recovered. Often, drivers on the road do not take enough care around motorcyclists or miss seeing them entirely.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

These accidents can occur due to improperly maintained roads, paths, and sidewalks, and the public or private entity responsible for upkeep may be liable. More serious accidents tend to occur when a bicyclist or pedestrian is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. Injuries can be catastrophic, and a settlement needs to be significant to recover those damages.

Dog Bites

When a dog or other animal attacks or bites someone, negligent parties can be liable. In some cases, this is a negligent owner who knew of their animal’s dangerous behavior. In other cases, a property owner is liable for failing to have the security to prevent an animal’s entry onto their property.

Premises Liability

If property owners are negligent in keeping their property safe, they may be liable for injuries that occur to guests and visitors as a result. These accidents include slip and fall accidents, negligent security, and similar on-site hazards.

Product Liability

When consumers are injured by unreasonably dangerous products, they can hold a designer, manufacturer, or distributor strictly liable.

Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare vehicles can be involved in accidents, just like any motor vehicle. However, because of the effect of the rideshare company’s insurance and the unique regulations that apply to these cases, it can be more complicated for injured parties to recover the compensation they deserve.

Boating Accidents

Negligence while operating a boat can be just as harmful to passengers and bystanders as negligence while driving. If the operator of a boat is negligent or engaging in misconduct, they can be held liable for any damages they cause.

Medical Malpractice

These claims are filed against medical providers who are negligent to the patients who entrust them with care. These are some of the most complex cases, as they require significant proof of negligence and proof that healthcare services did not meet the professional standard of care.

Intentional Violence

Criminal and intentional actions, like battery, can result in personal injury claims from victims. In addition to filing criminal charges, an injured party can recover damages under an intentional tort personal injury claim.


Q: What Are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases?

A: Some of the most common types of personal injury cases include:

  1. Motor vehicle accidents, such as those involving cars, rideshares, trucks, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, and pedestrians
  2. Premises liability claims, including negligent security, trip- or slip-and-fall accidents, animal attacks, and other property hazards
  3. Medical malpractice and medical negligence
  4. Workplace accidents
  5. Intentional violence, including battery
  6. Wrongful death

Q: How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Case in Nevada?

A: The amount of time it takes to settle a personal injury case in Nevada will be entirely different from case to case. In a straightforward case, where there is significant evidence to support your claim, it may be very quick. However, if the other party is unwilling to settle or is trying to undermine a good faith claim, it may take a long time to resolve. The amount of evidence, the skill and resources of your attorney, and the specific complexities of your case will affect how long it takes to settle.

Q: What Is Personal Injury in Nevada?

A: Personal injury in Nevada is an area of law that allows injured parties to recover financial losses from their injury if they were hurt because of another party’s negligence, recklessness, intentional misconduct, or criminal activity. By filing a civil claim against the party who caused the injury, an injured party can recover lost income, medical costs, and other financial damages. This helps injured parties avoid suffering financially from an injury that was someone else’s fault.

Q: How Much Are Most Personal Injury Settlements?

A: How much most personal injury settlements are does not help individuals determine the likely value of their own settlement, as every personal injury claim is unique. If you are injured, and another party is shown to be entirely liable, then you have the right to recover the entirety of the economic and noneconomic damages you sustained. The more damages you sustained, such as the costs of long-term recovery and lost earning potential, the higher your settlement may be.

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If you were involved in an accident that was another party’s fault, you could recover compensation. Contact the team at Easton & Easton, LLP, today to learn how we can help you build a claim.