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.
Pedestrian safety has been a growing concern across the nation, especially in urban areas with high traffic congestion, and Nevada is no exception.
A wrongful death is a civil remedy available when one party’s intentional, reckless, or negligent behavior causes the death of another.
Unfortunately, car accidents are just as much a part of life in Nevada as they are anywhere else in the country.
When you or someone you care about is involved in an accident that results in serious injury to person or damage to property, the harmed party is entitled to just compensation through Nevada’s legal system.
The Insurance Research Council (IRC) has found that over 12% of Nevada drivers are uninsured.
If you or someone you know has been hurt on the job in Nevada, there may be two avenues available to seek monetary compensation for injuries suffered - a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
a Nevada wrongful death claim may help ease any financial uncertainty you may have about the future as a result of the tragic death.
If you suffer a slip and fall in a Nevada store, you may have a valid legal claim against that business depending on the circumstances.
Personal injuries happen every day across the country, and Nevada is no exception.
Older teen drivers are more at risk for car accidents than their younger counterparts.