Nevada law limits the amount of time slip and fall victims have to bring lawsuits. The time limits are found in the “statute of limitations.” Generally, you have only 2 years from the date of the fall to bring a lawsuit. Waiting too long will result in a judge dismissing your case, leaving you without compensation.
What happens if you don’t want to sue but instead want a settlement? Actually, the statute of limitations comes into play in this situation also. The strongest leverage you have in settlement negotiations is the ability to bring a lawsuit if the defendant will not settle for an acceptable amount of compensation. If you wait too long to begin even settlement negotiations, then a defendant has a much stronger hand for denying your claim.
To protect your rights, you should seek out a lawyer’s help as soon as possible.