Las Vegas Negligence Law Firm

What is the Negligence rule in Nevada?

Negligence is a concept that often comes up in injury cases. Negligence is the failure to exercise care, and this can lead to injury or even death. The negligence of a defendant is typically determined by examining the following factors:

  • whether there was a duty owed;
  • whether that duty was breached; and
  • if so, what consequences ensued.

A plaintiff need not show direct evidence to establish liability for injury caused by negligence because “negligence suffices as an indirect cause when it contributes materially and substantially to making another person’s wrongful act effective.

Typically, one or more of these three types of damages are sought in cases involving negligent acts: economic loss (e.g., pain and suffering); physical impairment (e.g., lost wages due to disability); emotional distress (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder).

Negligence Cases Involving Nursing Home Neglect

Making the decision to put a loved one into a nursing home or an assisted living facility is never easy. You trust that facility to give them the best of care, but sadly, that does not always occur. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, Ombudsman programs received over 188,000 complaints concerning exploitation, gross neglect, or abuse in nursing homes across the country in 2014. If you suspect your loved one is being neglected or abused, it is important to talk with an elder care attorney as soon as possible.

Contact a Las Vegas Attorney to Discuss Your Negligence Case

Your Southwest Injury Law attorney, Luis Ayon, knows this is a difficult and traumatic time for you and your loved one, and he is passionate about holding nursing homes and care facilities responsible for the damages that come from abuse or neglect. Dial (702) 600-3200 to set up your free case review today.

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