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How much time do I have to sue?

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.