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Nevada Civil Statute of Limitations Laws

Your fender bender on I-80 was a couple of months ago, but your neck is still hurting. Or it's been 13 months since the accident, and now you realize the repair shop didn't fix your car correctly. Do you have a legal claim against anyone for damages at this point? And what's the deadline for filing the case in court? Each state has laws limiting the available time between an incident and when you file a civil suit. This article briefly overviews Nevada's civil statute of limitation laws.

Civil Statutes of Limitation

State "statute of limitations" laws dictate how long a potential plaintiff has to file a civil lawsuit. These time limits often vary from state to state. You may have more or less time to file suit depending on which side of the state line you find yourself. The statute of limitations can also vary by the type of claim.

Nevada's civil statute of limitations allows:

  • Two years for personal injuries
  • Up to four years for rent collection claims
  • Six years for judgments

The following chart lists Nevada's civil statute of limitations laws. See Time Limit Considerations in Medical Malpractice Claims to learn more.

Injury to Person

2 yrs. §11.190(4)(e)


2 yrs. §11.190(4)(c)


3 yrs. §11.190(3)(d)

Injury to Personal Property

3 yrs. §11.190(3)(c)

Professional Malpractice

Accountant, Attorney, Veterinarian: 4 yrs.; Medical: 2 yrs. after discovery or 4 yrs. after act §25-222


3 yrs. §11.190(3)(b)

Collection of Rents

Written: 6 yrs. §11.190(1)(b); Oral: 4 yrs. §11.190-(2)(c)


Written: 6 yrs. §11.190(1)(b); Oral: 4 yrs. §11.190-(2)(c)

Collection of Debt on Account

4 yrs. §11.190(2)(a)


6 yrs. §11.190(1)(a)

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Nevada attorney or research the law(s) on your own.

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Wait Too Long and Time Can Run Out

You may have an outstanding legal claim for damages, but if you don't file your lawsuit within the required statutory limit it may not matter. You can also visit FindLaw's section on Statute of Limitations in Civil Cases for more general information on this topic.

Contact an Attorney To Learn More About Nevada Civil Statute of Limitations Laws

Nevada's civil statute of limitations often depends on the nature of your claim. A good attorney can ensure you meet all your filing deadlines. They can also help you plead the correct cause of action to maximize your compensation. You should contact a Nevada litigation attorney if you're dealing with a personal injury or business matter.

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