In cases that go to trial, the personal injury lawyer can also fight for punitive damages if the behavior of the at-fault party (defendant) was particularly shocking or malicious. Nevada state law caps punitive damages at three times the amount of compensatory damages or at $100,000 – whichever is higher.1
Note that the vast majority of accidents resolve out of court through negotiation alone.
ATVs are a type of off-road motor vehicle/off-highway vehicle (OHV).
The statute of limitations can pause (“toll”) in certain cases under Nevada law.2 But ATV accident victims are encouraged to consult a law firm as soon as possible. It takes time to craft an effective personal injury case.
A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.