Nevada Assembly Bill 7 proposes a change to personal injury litigation which can drastically limit a motor vehicle accident claimant’s recovery. The new legislation proposes that, if an individual is not in compliance with vehicle insurance coverage requirements under NRS Chapter 485 at the time of the accident (i.e., have liability insurance as required by law), the claimant’s/plaintiff’s damages will be limited to medical costs, property damage, and lost income; damages for pain and suffering will be excluded. Pain and suffering damages can be a large portion of damages and litigation. If this bill turns into law, it can significantly alter the value of certain motor vehicle personal injury cases.
On May 16, 2015, no further action was allowed on Nevada Assembly Bill 7.