Offers of Judgment Put Litigants at Risk

It's important to note that most civil litigation puts most litigants, regardless of which side they are on, at financial risk. Nevada has an "offer of judgment" rule. Under the rule, either side can offer a specific amount to settle with the other. If one side does not accept and does not "beat" the offer, that side is at risk for having to pay the other side's attorney's fees.

Say, for instance, the plaintiff makes an offer of judgment to settle a case for $100,000 and the defendant makes an offer of judgment to settle the case for $75,000. If the verdict is $60,000, the plaintiff wins $60,000 but may well have to pay the other side's attorney's fees (which could be very high). Similarly, if the verdict comes back at $25,000, the defendant may well have to pay attorney's fees to the plaintiff.

If you've been injured and are in need of representation, contact our Reno personal injury attorney today. Attorney Steven J. Klearman has more than 28 years of experience in successfully fighting for clients who have been injured by the negligent actions of others. When you come to our firm, you can trust that your rights will be protected every step of the way.

Call the Law Offices of Steven J. Klearman & Associates at (775) 573-0229 to request a free case evaluation.