Nevada Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Nevada or Court of Appeals of Nevada where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

Page  1 2

Crawford v. State - 10/20/2005
Affirmed. BEFORE THE COURT EN BANC. OPINION ON REHEARING The district court convicted appellant David Wayne Crawford, upon a jury verdict, of the first-degree murder of Gloria Dugan with the use of a deadly weapon. In...

Canfora v. Coast Hotels and Casinos - 10/20/2005
This is an appeal from a post-judgment district court order adjudicating the subrogation lien of respondent Coast Hotels and Casinos, Inc. Appellants Alessandro Canfora (Alex) and Christine M. Canfora (Chris) argue that (1) the...

May v. Anderson - 9/22/2005
In this case, all parties agreed to the essential terms of a release in reaching a global settlement, but three parties later refused to execute the release document. We therefore consider whether the essential terms of a release are...

Jacobson v. Estate of Clayton - 9/15/2005
In this appeal, we revisit our 1969 decision in Bodine v. Stinson, in which we determined that the probate statutes of NRS Chapter 147 provide the statutory scheme for the administration of estates and must be followed in every case...

Szydel v. Markman - 8/11/2005
In this appeal, we consider whether a medical malpractice action filed under Nevada's res ipsa loquitur statute, NRS 41A.100, which does not require expert testimony at trial, must include a medical expert affidavit, as mandated by...

Grover C. Dils Medical Center v. Menditto - 6/9/2005
In this appeal, we examine the "last injurious exposure" rule, which links workers' compensation liability with the employment that last contributed to the causation of a subsequent disabling condition. Primarily, the parties dispute...

Langon v. Matamoros - 5/26/2005
In this appeal, we consider whether NRS 41.133, which mandates that conviction of a crime resulting in injury to the victim is conclusive evidence of civil liability for the injury, applies to misdemeanor traffic violations. ...

Morsicato v. Sav-On Drug Stores - 5/26/2005
Andrew Morsicato and Concetta Morsicato appeal from a final judgment of the district court, following a jury verdict, of no liability in a pharmacy malpractice action. The Morsicatos challenge the district court's admission of expert...

Carver v. El-Sabawi - 3/24/2005
In this appeal, we consider whether a "mere happening instruction" and a res ipsa loquitur instruction, given to the jury in a medical malpractice case, were so conflicting that absent additional evidence, the judgment on the jury...

Borger v. Eighth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada - 12/29/2004
This original petition for a writ of mandamus challenges district court orders dismissing petitioner's medical malpractice action and denying his motion to amend his malpractice complaint. Because the petition involves important...

Seres v. Lerner - 12/21/2004
In this appeal, we consider the constitutionality of NRS 217.007, Nevada's "Son of Sam" law. In general terms, NRS 217.007 allows a felony victim to recover from the felon any monetary proceeds the felon might generate from published...

In re Mosley - 12/21/2004
On May 22, 2000, a special prosecutor for the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline (the Commission) filed charges against the Honorable Donald M. Mosley, District Judge for the Eighth Judicial District Court. The complaint...

Banks v. Sunrise Hospital - 12/17/2004
On August 25, 1995, James Banks, Jr. (James), while undergoing rotator cuff surgery at Sunrise Hospital, suffered cardiac arrest. James has since that time persisted in a permanent vegetative state. James and his guardian ad litem,...

Mainor v. Nault - 11/22/2004
Appellants and cross-respondents W. Randall Mainor and Richard A. Harris, individually, as professional corporations and as a partnership, appeal from the district court's entry of final judgment pursuant to a jury verdict against...

Beazer Homes Nevada - 9/13/2004
This is an original proceeding brought by Beazer Homes Nevada, Inc., against various district court judges and real parties in interest William Robinson, The Highland Glen Homeowners Association, Coleen Fuller, Daniel Bolster and...

In re Discipline of Pallares - 2/7/2003
ORDER APPROVING CONDITIONAL GUILTY PLEA IN EXCHANGE FOR STATED FORM OF DISCIPLINE This is an automatic appeal from a Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board hearing panel's decision. The panel recommends that we approve attorney Jose...

Gumm v. Mainor - 12/26/2002
Jurisdictional screening of an appeal from a post-judgment order, entered in a personal injury action, which adjudicated various liens, directed disbursement of more than $127,000 in court-held judgment funds to lien holders on their...

In re Discipline of Taves - 9/6/2002
ORDER APPROVING PUBLIC REPRIMAND This is an appeal from a Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board hearing panel's recommendation that attorney Barbara Taves be publicly reprimanded and ordered to pay the costs of the disciplinary...

Canterino v. Mirage Casino-Hotel - 3/19/2002
Rehearing of Canterino v. The Mirage Casino-Hotel, 117 Nev. ____, 16 P.3d 415 (2001). Appeal from a district court order granting a new trial in a premises liability/negligent security action. Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark...

Banegas v. State Industrial Insurance System - 3/16/2001
Appellant Annabelle Banegas was an unmarried cohabitant of decedent Robert Banegas at the time of his death in 1994. During the period of their cohabitation, Annabelle relied on Robert for substantially all of her financial support,...

Borgerson v. Scanlon - 3/14/2001
This case involves an interpretation of the Firefighter's Rule, codified at NRS 41.139, in the context of a district court order granting summary judgment for respondent Patricia Scanlon, both individually and doing business as The...

Brown v. Eighth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada - 12/19/2000
This writ petition presents us with the question whether a party's counsel of choice should be disqualified based on his close association with a law firm disqualified under SCR 160 for an imputed conflict of interest. We conclude...

Quintero v. McDonald - 12/19/2000
This appeal concerns an action for personal injuries brought by appellant Jacqueline Quintero against respondent Jerry McDonald and Dan McKennery. Although the jury found both McDonald and McKennery at fault, the jury awarded...

Salas v. Allstate Rent-A-Car - 12/14/2000
This case presents the issue of whether a short-term lessor of motor vehicles may be required to pay damages to persons injured by lessees of its motor vehicles when a lessee's personal insurance has paid the Nevada financial...

Runion v. State - 12/4/2000
Appellant Travis Earl Runion was convicted of first-degree murder with the use of a deadly weapon and attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon for shooting from the window of his vehicle into another vehicle, killing one...

Rodriguez v. Rodriguez - 11/30/2000
In this appeal we are asked if marital misconduct may be considered in determining an award of alimony. Appellant Glenda M. Rodriguez and respondent Antonio Rodriguez were married on September 10, 1973. Antonio filed for...

Taylor v. Walking Eagle Thunder - 11/22/2000
This case is a civil lawsuit for damages arising from appellant's sexual seduction of a minor. After a six-day trial, the jury returned a substantial verdict against appellant totaling nearly $250,000.00. On appeal, appellant argues...

DeJesus v. Flick - 8/24/2000
As amended September 25, 2000. KENNETH DEJESUS, APPELLANT, V. SHERRY FLICK, RESPONDENT. Beckley Singleton Jemison Cobeaga & List and Rex A. Jemison and Daniel F. Polsenberg, Las Vegas, for Appellant. Mainor &...

Collman v. State - 8/23/2000
As amended September 20, 2000. THOMAS COLLMAN, APPELLANT, V. THE STATE OF NEVADA, RESPONDENT. David M. Schieck, Las Vegas, for Appellant. Frankie Sue Del Papa, Attorney General, Carson City; Sudabeh Fahami, District...

Vitale v. Jefferson Insurance Company of New York - 8/18/2000
As amended September 20, 2000. PHYLISS VITALE; CHRISTINE MASCOLA; JUSTIN SMITH, BY AND THROUGH HIS LEGAL GUARDIAN, CHRISTINE MASCOLA; CLARA MOOR AND SECOND MOM CHILD CARE, AN UNINCORPORATED BUSINESS ENTITY, AND DENNIS MOOR,...

In re Discipline of Tanner - 8/17/2000
ORDER OF SUSPENSION AND PUBLIC REPRIMAND This is an appeal from a decision of a hearing panel of the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board. The panel found that attorney Mont E. Tanner had violated SCR 121 (confidentiality), SCR 157...

Barrick Goldstrike Mine v. Peterson - 6/9/2000
Respondent Todd Peterson ("Peterson") failed to comply with NRS 616C.020(1) by not filing his workers' compensation claim within ninety days of suffering a work-related injury. Appellant Barrick Goldstrike Mine ("Barrick") denied...

Lipps v. Southern Nevada Paving - 5/4/2000
Amzel Michael Lipps, Sr., appeals a district court order granting summary judgment based upon respondents' claims of immunity under the Nevada Industrial Insurance Act ("NIIA"). As we conclude that the fatally injured worker was a...

Olivero v. Love - 3/24/2000
Companion appeals in connection with a judgment awarding compensatory and punitive damages entered following a bench trial on claims of assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Eighth Judicial District Court,...

Campbell v. Maestro - 3/24/2000
As amended April 21, 2000. ROBERT CAMPBELL, APPELLANT, V. JOANNA MAESTRO AND LINDA COSTANTINO, RESPONDENTS. John V. Riggs, Las Vegas, for Appellant. Mainor & Harris and Clark Seegmiller, Las Vegas, for Respondents. ...

Calloway v. City of Reno - 2/29/2000
Appeal from district court orders granting summary judgment in a construction defects case. Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County; James A. Stone, Judge. Affirmed on rehearing. OPINION ON REHEARING By the...

Byford v. State - 2/28/2000
In 1992, the State charged appellant Robert Royce Byford and two co-defendants, Christopher Garth Williams and Todd Smith, with the murder of Monica Wilkins. Smith later pleaded guilty to one count of accessory to murder and agreed...

Dwello v. American Reliance Insurance Company - 12/28/1999
As amended January 4, 2000. ALISA DWELLO, AS PARENT AND GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR STEFANIE LAWRENCE, APPELLANT, V. AMERICAN RELIANCE INSURANCE COMPANY, AN ARIZONA CORPORATION, PATTY KENYON, AND STEVE KENYON, RESPONDENTS. Law...

Nevada Power Co. v. Haggerty - 12/13/1999
Raymond Haggerty (Haggerty), an employee of the Horseshoe Club Operating Company (Horseshoe), suffered injuries by electrical shock when he came into contact with a power line. The Horseshoe paid full workers' compensation coverage...

Dillard Department Stores - 12/13/1999
Deloris Beckwith, sixty-four years of age, was a twenty-five-year employee of Dillard Department Stores (Dillard) and an area sales manager for nineteen years. She injured her back at work and filed a workers' compensation claim....

Hansen v. Universal Health Services of Nevada Inc. - 3/24/1999
Appellant Richard Hansen ("Hansen") suffered a severe and debilitating infection after respondent Dr. John M. Thalgott ("Dr. Thalgott") attached a steel plate to Hansen's spine, using bone screws (the "surgery"). The surgery was...

Dow Chemical Company v. Mahlum - 12/31/1998
This is an appeal and cross-appeal from a judgment against the Dow Chemical Company ("Dow Chemical") for fraud and negligence in connection with alleged defects in silicone gel breast implants manufactured by Dow Corning Corporation...

Siragusa v. Brown - 12/30/1998
Pursuant to a divorce settlement agreement, appellant Joanne Siragusa (Joanne) perfected a UCC lien on the assets of her ex-husband, Vincent Siragusa, M.D./Siragusa, Chtd. (Vince), relating to several medical practice partnerships....

Fontana v. Hamm - 12/16/1998
This is a collection case. The case shall be dismissed for lack of evidence. Case Dismissed....

Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Harding - 5/19/1998
Appeal from an order of the district court granting respondent's motion to dismiss appellant's third-party complaint, and cross-appeal from the district court's certification of dismissal as to one of multiple parties. Eighth Judicial...

Tucker v. Action Equipment and Scaffold Co. - 12/30/1997
Appeal from an order of the district court granting a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim and judgment of dismissal with prejudice. Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County; Stephen L. Huffaker, Judge. Affirmed. ...

State Indus. Ins. System v. Ortega Concrete Pumping - 12/30/1997
Ronald Garamendi and John Garcia worked for Las Vegas Paving (LVP) and were electrocuted while they were pouring a concrete floor for a new flood channel in Las Vegas. Due to the depth of the excavated channel, LVP needed a pump truck...

Smith v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court In and For County of Clark - 12/17/1997
Original petition for writ of mandamus or prohibition. Petition for writ of mandamus granted. PER CURIAM: This original petition for a writ of mandamus or prohibition challenges an order of the district court denying a...

Summerfield v. Coca Cola Bottling Co. of the Southwest - 11/20/1997
Reversed and remanded. Appellant Karen Summerfield ("Summerfield") brought a products liability action against respondents, alleging that on June 13, 1993, an unopened Coca Cola can exploded in her hand, causing her to suffer...

Barrett v. Baird - 12/19/1995
Per Curiam: Thomas Barrett contracted chicken pox. Mr. Barrett was not feeling well and went to respondent St. Rose de Lima Hospital (Hospital). There he was seen by respondent Dr. George Baird who, after performing several tests and...

In re Drakulich - 12/19/1995
By the Court, Springer, J.: This is an automatic appeal from findings and recommendations of a hearing panel of the Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of [111 Nev. 1556, Page 1557] Nevada. The panel found...

Paul v. Imperial Palace - 12/19/1995
Per Curiam: Appellant Edolia Paul slipped and fell in the buffet line of respondent Imperial Palace, Inc. (Imperial). Paul sued Imperial. [111 Nev. 1544, Page 1546] After a jury returned a verdict in favor of Paul, the...

Albert D. Massi - 12/19/1995
Per Curiam: This is an appeal from an order of the district court determining an attorney's lien. The attorney has filed this appeal. Respondent, the attorney's former client and the plaintiff in the action below, filed a motion to...

Gassett v. Snappy Car Rental - 11/30/1995
Per Curiam: In September of 1985, appellant Deborah Gassett rented a car from respondent Snappy Car Rental and, while driving the car, was involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist. Gassett retained the law offices of Edward...

Nelson v. Planet Ins. Co. - 11/30/1995
Per Curiam: Barbara Tressler (Tressler) rented a 1990 Ford Mustang from respondent Sun Belt Sports Car, Ltd. (Sun Belt) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Planet Insurance Company (Planet) provided insurance coverage to Sun Belt for the vehicles it...

Jones v. Wilkin - 11/1/1995
Per Curiam: Jamie Lynn Jones appeals the district court's order dismissing without prejudice her suit alleging that the respondents, who are all health care professionals, were negligent in maintaining medical records and that they...

Oliver v. Barrick Goldstrike Mines - 11/1/1995
Per Curiam: In this appeal, appellant John Michael Oliver challenges the district court's entry of summary judgment in favor of respondent Barrick Goldstrike Mines ("Barrick"). The district court granted summary relief to Barrick on...

Gonzales v. Stewart Title - 11/1/1995
By the Court, Young, J.: This is an appeal from an order of the district court dismissing appellants' complaint. On November 12, 1991, appellants filed in the district court a complaint alleging causes of action against respondents for...

Harvey L. Lerer - 8/24/1995
By the Court, Springer, J.: This original petition for a writ of prohibition involves several rulings of the district court in case Nos. A275604 and A312496. 1 Specifically, petitioner, Harvey L. Lerer, Inc. ("Lerer"), asserts that the...

Snyder v. Viani - 11/30/1994
By the Court, Young, J.: FACTS On July 12, 1990, Daniel Patrick Lovett was twenty years and nine months old. At about 11:45 that night, he visited Joe's Tavern in Hawthorne, Nevada, and was served alcoholic beverages....

Wiley v. Redd - 11/30/1994
Per Curiam: Appellant, police officer Kendall Wiley, appeals from orders of summary judgment entered against her on claims of negligence against W.F. Redd 1 and Alarmco, Inc. Alarmco has cross-appealed an order of summary...

In re Singer - 12/22/1993
Per Curiam: The Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of Nevada (“the Board”) charged appellant Arthur H. Singer (“Singer”) with four violations of SCR 158(1). SCR 158(1) provides: 1. A lawyer shall not enter into a...

Alsenz v. Clark Co. School Dist. - 11/24/1993
Per Curiam: FACTS The facts pertinent to this appeal are not in dispute. Misty Alexander (“Alexander”) died on June 10, 1990, when her car was swept away by waters rushing down a Las Vegas flood control channel. The...

Donaldson v. Anderson - 11/4/1993
Per Curiam: FACTS On August 25, 1990, seventeen-year-old Jeremy Donaldson (“Jeremy”), seventeen-year-old Robert Anderson (“Anderson”), and fifteen-year-old David Cragun left Salt Lake City on an all-night drive to San...

Robbins v. Gillock - 11/3/1993
Per Curiam: This is an appeal from an order of the district court dismissing appellant's complaint for injunction and declaratory relief. On September 10, 1991, respondent attorney Gerald Gillock filed a medical malpractice...

Arteaga v. Ibarra - 8/25/1993
Per Curiam: Appellant Victor Arteaga was injured in a vehicular accident while en route to his home in Colorado after completing a job in Steamboat, Nevada, for respondent Basic Industries, Inc. The truck in which Arteaga was a...

Levinson v. District Court - 7/29/1993
Per Curiam: This petition for a writ of mandamus challenges the district court's order denying petitioners' motion to expunge a lis pendens filed by Carol Gates Read, real party in interest, on property owned by petitioners. For...

Prabhu v. Levine - 6/24/1993
Per Curiam: Linda Randolph Levine Weber (Ms. Franco) suffered [109 Nev. 607, Page 609] facial paralysis, hearing loss, and other injuries as a result of the surgical removal of an acoustic neuroma, a benign brain...

Brocas v. Mirage Hotel & Casino - 6/22/1993
Per Curiam: This workers' compensation case arises from two separate claims for industrial insurance benefits filed by appellant Kathy Brocas (Brocas) with her self-insured employer, respondent Mirage Hotel & Casino (the...

Lopez v. Merit Ins. Co. - 6/9/1993
Per Curiam: Appellants Eric Lopez and Erwin Lopez (Eric and Erwin) were injured in an automobile accident and brought suit against the driver of the automobile that struck them. After Eric and Erwin were awarded two judgments...

Cleghorn v. Hess - 6/9/1993
By the Court, Rose, C. J.: FACTS Respondent Wackenhut Services, Inc., (Wackenhut) is under contract with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to provide security services at the Nevada Test Site and related nuclear...

Mishler v. State - 3/24/1993
Per Curiam: Dr. Alan J. Mishler received his medical degree in 1960 and then completed an internship and residencies in surgery and neurosurgery. In 1978, he was board-certified in neurological surgery. In late 1980, he moved to...

Maxwell v. SIIS - 3/24/1993
By the Court, Rose, C. J.: While employed by Greyhound Exposition Services (Greyhound), appellant Rosalie Maxwell (Maxwell) fell and suffered serious injuries. After respondent State Industrial Insurance System (SIIS) offered a...

Carlson v. Locatelli - 3/24/1993
Per Curiam: Appellant Katheryn Carlson (Carlson) brought suit against respondent Battista Antonio Locatelli (Locatelli) for personal injuries sustained on Locatelli's premises. At the conclusion of the trial, the district court...

Bish v. Guaranty Nat'l Ins. - 3/18/1993
Per Curiam: This is an appeal from an order of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of respondent insurance company in a personal injury case. Appellant Mary Ann Bish, as guardian ad litem for her four year...

Page  1 2
 
Personal Injury Lawyers CLICK HERE
Select Personal Injury Attorneys by State
Personal Injury Lawyers Brain Injuries Spinal Cord Injuries
Quadriplegia and Paraplegia Back Injuries Ruptured & Herniated Disks
Bulging Disk Neck Injuries Dog Bites
Toxic Mold Product Liability Fire Accidents
Trucking Accidents Boating Accidents Car Accidents
Plane Crashes Medical Malpractice Motorcycle Accidents
Wrongful Death Personal Injury Lawsuits Testimonial
 RSS Feeds  |  Articles  |  Jobs  |  Leads
SiteMap | Attorney Registration | PI Case Laws
| Personal Injury Lawyers Directory | Success Stories | Press Releases
Copyright © 2005. “National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (NAPIL)”. All rights reserved.
By using the system, you agree to TERMS OF SERVICE

...