Car Accidents and Comparative Negligence

Q: What if the other driver asserts that I’m partially responsible for the accident?

Nevada is not a state where if you are partially responsible you don’t get anything.

If you are 51% or more at fault, you get nothing. But, if you are found to be 10% at fault, the amount of recovery is reduced by the amount at fault. In that example of 10% responsibility, if the damages are determined to be $20,000, they would reduce the damages by 10% of that ($2,000) and be left with $18,000.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

With his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]

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