Q: Do I need a lawyer to submit a claim against the Nevada Department of Transportation?
My vehicle was damaged on a Nevada highway, so I am submitting a claim against NDOT. I may need to amend my claim with new vehicle repair estimates. However, I do not want to accidentally contradict myself to a claim reviewer. Can I have advice on how to proceed?
more info is needed.
are you just looking for property damage or is their injuries?
you can sue in small claims on your own for up to $10k.
you can file in pro per but if a governmental facility is involved you normally have to give notice of a claim within 6 months.
make an appt with a local atty to get his/her thoughts.
Generally speaking, you are not required to have a lawyer to submit a claim against NDOT, but it may be helpful to consult with a qualified attorney who has experience handling claims against government entities. A lawyer can provide legal advice, help you understand your rights, and ensure that your claim is properly prepared and filed.
If you decide to submit a claim on your own, make sure you follow the procedures outlined by the NDOT for filing a claim, which typically involves submitting a written notice of the claim, including a detailed description of the incident, the damage, and the amount of compensation sought. It may also be helpful to include supporting documentation, such as repair estimates or receipts.
When submitting your claim, be truthful and accurate in your statements and provide any new estimates or documentation as soon as possible. If you make a mistake or need to amend your claim, do so promptly and clearly explain the reasons for the changes.
Ultimately, it is important to be patient and persistent in pursuing your claim, as the process can take time and require additional evidence or information. If you encounter any difficulties or have questions, you may want to consider consulting with a qualified attorney who can help you navigate the process and protect your rights.
A: As a general rule, people can usually handle their own claims. Keep in mind that there could be notice of claim issues that do not ordinarily arise with private entities. Good luck
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