Personal injury is damage to the body, mind and emotions. These obtained most commonly in accidents at work, road traffic, assault claims, accidents in the home, product defect (product liability) accidents, and holiday accidents.
Damages are tangible and measurable costs which can be itemized. These can include hospital bills and other medical expenses, lost earnings (being out of work), and property damages. General damages can include effects of defamation, personal suffering, and emotional distress. In personal injury cases, both are included. Four things must be proven to hold the party or parties legally liable for personal injury:
- The party had a duty to act reasonably according to the circumstances.
- The party breached the duty.
- The party’s breach of the duty caused you to be harmed.
- You suffered monetary damages due to the harm you suffered when the party breached its duty of care.
The compensation given will depend heavily on the severity of the injury obtained. Injuries such as broken bones, brain damage, or even dismemberment receive the highest monetary awards.
Each state has their own limit on how long one can make a claim before the opportunity expires. Nevada law states that there is a two year window for personal injuries concerning negligence, product liability, and wrongful death. Property damage has a three year statute of limitation.
At Miley Law, we specialize in personal injury, and are committed to taking the case as far as it needs to go to ensure that you are compensated for your pain and loss. Ed Miley has personal experience in representing both sides of personal injury, and has an upper hand in overcoming an insurance company’s strategy. For aconsultation, visit our website to leave us a message or call 702-942-0600.