Nevada’s Modified Comparative Negligence Rule

Nevada law states that, when in a car accident, if more than one party contributes to the crash, the apportionment of fault may be distributed. What this means is that the court compares your negligence against the other drivers involved, and each driver is assigned a percentage of liability for the accident.

If you are found to be less than 50 percent responsible, you may still recover for your damages. If you are found to be more than 50 percent responsible, you are not entitled to any type of recoverable damages under NRS 41.1, the Nevada Comparative Negligence statute. Your final compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault.