Today's Personal Injury 101 is focusing on a standard used in most civil cases: preponderance of the evidence.
In short, it is the amount of evidence needed for a plaintiff to win a case. You can visualize the standard by thinking of it this way: more than 50% of the evidence must agree with the plaintiff's point of view, making it the burden of proof in a civil trial.
Even if the plaintiff's evidence is only slightly in his or her favor, let's say 51%, they will still win the case by a preponderance of the evidence. This means the plaintiff was able to show that its version of the facts, causes, damages or fault was more likely than not the correct version.
This should not be confused with the standard of proof 'beyond a reasonable doubt' which is a higher standard used in criminal courts.
Commonly referred to a motor vehicle accidents (MVAs), more people are fatally killed in car accidents than have died in American wars in the past century
The fact that a slip or trip and fall accident can happen in virtually any location means that we are all at risk of being injured on a day-to-day basis.
The most common causes of car accidents across the nation include vehicle defects, road hazards, reckless driving, distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence.
Personal injury cases allow for a victim to seek damages in the form of monetary compensation for harm suffered to both person and property.
Elderly residents who live in a nursing home facility have certain rights under Nevada law, and that includes the right to not suffer abuse and neglect at the hands of their care givers.
Summertime is when boat owners get out their watercraft and begin spending their days navigating lakes, rivers, and other waterways in Nevada.
In the age of advanced technology, many drivers have grown dependent upon their global positioning systems (GPS) providing them with driving directions to get from one place to another.
An injured patient can only file a medical malpractice lawsuit in the event that the healthcare provider or hospital deviated from the accepted medical standard of care
While it might feel great to be part of a team and to play a sport, amateur athletes often suffer sports-related injuries during gameplay.
. We place many of our elderly loved ones into nursing homes or care facilities, trusting that the caregivers will treat them with care, dignity, and respect.