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In Nevada, the elements for a claim of negligent infliction of emotional distress are:

  1. Defendant acted in a negligent manner, causing an accident or injury of another;
  2. Plaintiff witnesses the accident;
  3. Plaintiff is closely related to the victim of the accident;
  4. Plaintiff suffered emotional or physical distress by witnessing the accident while it happened; and
  5. Proximate cause and damages.

Boorman v. Nevada Mem’l Cremation Soc’y, 236 P.3d 4, 8 (Nev. 2010); Luckett v. Doumani, 121 Nev. 44, 110 P.3d 30 (2005); Grotts v. Zahner, 115 Nev. 339, 342, 989 P.2d 415, 417 (1999); Shoen v. Amerco, Inc., 111 Nev. 735, 748, 896 P.2d 469, 477 (1995); Chowdhry v. NLVH, Inc., 109 Nev. 478, 851 P.2d 459 (1993);  State v. Hill, 114 Nev. 810, 963 P.2d 480 (1998); State v. Eaton, 710 P. 2d 1370 (Nev. 1985); Paugh v. Hanks, 451 N.E.2d 759, 767 (Ohio 1983).

 

See elements for other claims at the Nevada Law Library

About the Author

Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on business law, business litigation, and acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

Mr. Young can be reached at 702.667.4868 or at jay@h2law.com.