Today’s Personal Injury 101 is focusing on a standard used in most civil cases: preponderance of the evidence.
In short, it is the amount of evidence needed for a plaintiff to win a case. You can visualize the standard by thinking of it this way: more than 50% of the evidence must agree with the plaintiff’s point of view, making it the burden of proof in a civil trial.
Even if the plaintiff’s evidence is only slightly in his or her favor, let’s say 51%, they will still win the case by a preponderance of the evidence. This means the plaintiff was able to show that its version of the facts, causes, damages or fault was more likely than not the correct version.
This should not be confused with the standard of proof ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ which is a higher standard used in criminal courts.
We are about halfway through 2019 and there have been several fatal car accidents in Las Vegas and the greater Nevada area.
a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney can help you protect your rights under Nevada law as well as ensure you get the most monetary compensation available to you.
If you live in any bigger city, including Las Vegas, you have likely seen e-scooters everywhere.
Short-term rentals have become quite the trend, not just in the United States but around the world.
It is estimated that 1.5 million recreational drones were in use in 2016 while another 500,000 commercial drones were in use in the same year.
it is possible to be compensated if the pre-existing condition or injury was exacerbated – or made worse – by the accident.
While the majority of all personal injury cases are settled well before they ever see the inside of a courtroom, a small percentage of these cases do go to trial.
Now, not only are you out of work due to your injuries but you are also racking up medical expenses and your regular bills are piling up, as well.
When the weather in Nevada gets warmer, the number of drivers on the state’s roads and highways increases.
It is important to know that you are not paying such high insurance premiums that you are left without money for anything else, particularly emergencies such as car accidents and their resulting injuries.