Understanding the Role of a Judge in a Nevada Catastrophic Injury Case

If you’ve suffered an injury or loss due to someone else’s negligence, you may want to take legal action. The first thing that happens in a civil case is the filing of your complaint with the court. If your case goes to trial, it’ll be up to a judge—an independent third party—to make decisions about what happened and how much money you get in damages.

Judges are an independent, neutral party who presides over a civil court case. They are not attorneys and they do not represent either side of the case. Judges do not collect evidence or present arguments to the jury; instead, they make decisions about how to proceed with the trial (like deciding whether or not certain evidence should be allowed). A judge also oversees all aspects of each day’s proceedings so that everything goes smoothly throughout all phases of litigation.

In this article, we understand the role judges play in a Nevada catastrophic injury case. Stay with us to learn more about their role and how they determine the process.

Judges Make the Final Decision

Judges have the final say in Nevada catastrophic injury cases. It’s up to them to decide how much money, if any, should be awarded to an injured party. They may also decide whether an award should be given to the defendant. Judges can even award damages to both parties or nobody at all!

In some cases, judges might look at evidence and make their own decision about who should receive compensation for their injuries. In other cases where there isn’t enough evidence available for them to make an informed decision on their own (like when only one side has presented evidence), judges will ask both sides questions about what happened so that they can make a ruling based on what each side says happened.

Judges Determine Who Was Negligent

When making a decision, judges consider evidence that both parties provide and ultimately determine who was negligent. Judges are impartial and cannot be influenced by the parties or their attorneys. In order to make an informed decision, judges must follow the law and apply it to the facts of the case before them.

This means that if you have a strong case but do not demonstrate how it meets all elements of negligence under Nevada law (or other states’ laws), then your lawsuit will likely fail at trial or on appeal if there is one after judgment is entered against you in district court.

Judges Can Issue Orders for Future Processes

Judges can also order changes in how businesses operate or how products are manufactured to prevent future injuries. For example, a judge may order that a manufacturer add a warning label on the side of their product so that people know about its dangers before using it.

Or, if you were injured by an unsafe condition at work and your employer knew about the dangerous condition but did not fix it, then your case may be eligible for compensation even though you weren’t specifically harmed by anybody at fault (like an employee). In this case, the court would likely require your employer to make sure all employees are properly trained on safety measures before returning them back into work areas with hazardous conditions like yours.

Impartial Third Party

A judge is an impartial third party who makes decisions about injuries or other losses that occur due to someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing.

A judge is not a lawyer, but they do have the legal training and experience necessary to understand the law and apply it to your case. Judges are neutral, independent, and fair-minded in their decision-making process; they do not make decisions based on personal opinions or biases.


Judges are neutral third parties who make decisions about injuries or other losses that occur due to someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing. They have the authority to order changes in how businesses operate or how products are manufactured in order to prevent future injuries.

The Bourassa Law Group has extensive experience in dealing with catastrophic injury cases in Nevada. So, call us at (800)870-8910 for a free consultation to learn about our legal services, and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

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