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    Recent Changes in Nevada Personal Injury Law and Their Impact on Potential Claims

    Personal injury law is a complex and dynamic field that is subject to frequent changes and updates. In Nevada, several recent changes in personal injury law have the potential to significantly impact individuals seeking compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of others. In this blog post, we will explore the recent updates in Nevada’s personal injury law and discuss how they may impact potential claims.

    Expansion of Time Limits for Filing Claims in Sexual Abuse Cases:

    In 2020, Nevada lawmakers extended the statute of limitations for filing claims in cases of childhood sexual abuse. Under the new law, there is no statute of limitations for sexual assault victims who were younger than 18 at the time of attack to bring a civil action against the perpetrator, or any entity that may have enabled the abuse. This extension provides survivors of childhood sexual abuse with an increased window of time to seek legal recourse and pursue justice for the harm they have suffered. In May 2023, the Justice for Victims of Crime bill was passed, which eliminated the civil statute of limitations for adult victims of sexual assault.

    Impact on Potential Claims:
    The extension of the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse claims offers survivors a more significant opportunity to come forward and hold their abusers and enablers accountable. It also underscores the importance of legal support and advocacy for survivors as they navigate the legal process to seek compensation and closure.

    Punitive Damages in DUI Cases:

    Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for particularly egregious behavior and to deter others from engaging in similar conduct. In the context of DUI cases, punitive damages serve to hold drunk drivers accountable for their reckless actions and to send a clear message that endangering the lives of others will not be tolerated. In the past, Nevada’s approach to punitive damages in DUI cases was relatively restrictive. However, changes in the law have expanded the circumstances under which punitive damages may be awarded in DUI-related personal injury cases.

    Impact on Potential Claims:
    The recent changes in Nevada’s personal injury law have significant implications for potential claims arising from DUI-related accidents. Victims of drunk driving accidents and their legal representatives now have a greater opportunity to pursue punitive damages against the responsible parties. By imposing punitive damages in cases of extreme recklessness or egregious misconduct, the legal system aims to send a strong message that such behavior will not be tolerated and will be met with severe consequences.

    How Miller Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help

    The recent changes in Nevada’s personal injury law have important implications for individuals seeking compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of others. At Miller Personal Injury Attorneys, we keep abreast of these changes to provide our clients with invaluable support in understanding your rights, evaluating your case, and pursuing the full scope of damages to which you may be entitled.

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