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What is Negligence?


Negligence plays an important role in achieving a successful outcome for your case. As your attorney, it’s our job to prove that a person or company was negligent—or is legally responsible for your accident—so that you may be compensated.



The law finds someone negligent when he or she fails to exercise the standard of care that a reasonable person would have exercised in the same situation. The personal injury attorneys at Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm must try to prove that the defendant:

  • Acted in a way or failed to act in a way that was considered reasonably careless
  • Caused an accident involving the plaintiff (you, the injured person)
  • Caused you injury or harm as a result of the accident

Our team of personal injury lawyers will do the best we can to ensure that your results are positive.


In the state of Nevada, personal injury cases are evaluated in terms of modified comparative negligence. That means, even if you are partly responsible—or considered negligent—for the accident that caused you harm, you are still able to recover damages, given that your percentage of fault is not greater than that of the defendant.

Negligence: the careless act that causes or contributes to the accident.