Nevada Car Accident Laws 2017-06-07T16:07:32+00:00

Nevada Car Accident Laws

On this page we will dive into Nevada car accident laws ranging from how long you have to file a lawsuit after your car accident to how much compensation you may be entitled to.  We also go over how the payout will be affected based on how at fault you were in causing the car crash.

Nevada Car Accident Laws at “Fault” Insurance Claim System

In regards to car accident liability, Nevada is considered a “fault” state.  What this means is that the person responsible for the car accident has to pay all of the losses for injuries, vehicle damage, and other losses that result. This can be done is few different ways.  One is to file a claim under your own auto insurance coverage.  Another way is filing a claim with the other driver’s insurance company.  Lastly, you can always file a lawsuit seeking money from the driver who was at fault for personal injury.

Nevada’s Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Lawsuits

The statute of limitations determines how long after a car accident an injured person in Nevada can wait until they must file a lawsuit.  In Nevada this period is two years.

See other rules regarding Car Accidents in Nevada:

Nevada Small Claims: $10,000 Limit

Nevada Personal Injury Statute of Limitations: You will have two years from the date of injury.  The only exception is if you don’t discover the injury until a later date.  In this case you have from the date you discovered the injury.

Nevada Car Accidents Involving Government Vehicles:

Car accidents involving government vehicles are a bit different.  If you’re in a crash with a government vehicle or worker, you’ll need to file a claim with the right government agency, and you may not have two years to do it.