Establishing Negligence After A Reno Automobile Accident

Establishing negligence after a Reno Automobile Accident

Seeking compensation in any collision involves proving that another party was largely at fault. Liability for a Reno auto accident injury rests on Nevada comparative negligence law. Comparative negligence law operates on the 50 percent rule, which means that the plaintiff must show that the defendant was 50 percent or more at fault for causing the accident. Any cause the plaintiff had in the accident does not prevent pursuing a case, as long as the plaintiff’s cause was less than 50 percent. However, recoverable compensation is reduced by the plaintiff’s percentage of fault. For example, if the plaintiff is 10 percent at fault, and damages are $100,000, then recoverable compensation is $90,000.

A personal injury lawyer at the law firm of Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney Law Offices handles Reno automobile accidents and all accident cases throughout Nevada.

Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney Law Offices
6900 South McCarran Blvd.
Suite 2000
Reno, Nevada 89509 
(775) 335-9999

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Thomas E. Drendel

Licensed since 1983

Member at firm Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney

AWARDS

AV Preeminent

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Licensed since 1983

Member at firm Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney

AWARDS

AV Preeminent

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