All Star Wars fans worth their mettle are familiar with the controversy created by George Lucas’ tinkering with the shootout between Han Solo and the bounty hunter Greedo in the Mos Eisley cantina in the first Star Wars movie.
Under Nevada law, people who act carelessly are responsible for the injuries and losses that their carelessness causes. That’s called negligence, and it’s something Las Vegas personal injury attorneys rely on everyday. Thus, if a driver fails to follow at a safe speed, and rear ends you because he cannot slow down in time, he has been careless, has failed to act reasonably, and has been negligent.
You have a cute, friendly dog who has never, and you don’t believe could ever, hurt anyone without good reason. But then it happens. Your dog attacks. You believe he was provoked, or was trying to protect you. But the person who was attacked says otherwise and brings a claim against you. Under what circumstances are you liable for the injuries caused by your dog?
Every once in a while a lawsuit pops up where a baseball park is accused of negligence when a spectator at the park gets hit by a flying object—usually a baseball. For a plaintiff to prevail on a theory of negligence in Nevada (and most, if not, all other jurisdictions in the U.S.), the following elements must be proven: