Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 41.139
Actions by peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical attendants for injury resulting from willful acts or negligent management of property; employer not liable.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a peace officer, firefighter or emergency medical attendant may bring and maintain an action for damages for personal injury caused by the willful act of another person, or by another person’s lack of ordinary care or skill in the management of the person’s property, if the conduct causing the injury:

(a)

Occurred after the person who caused the injury knew or should have known of the presence of the peace officer, firefighter or emergency medical attendant;

(b)

Was intended to injure the peace officer, firefighter or emergency medical attendant;

(c)

Violated a statute, ordinance or regulation:

(1)

Intended to protect the peace officer, firefighter or emergency medical attendant; or

(2)

Prohibiting resistance to or requiring compliance with an order of a peace officer or firefighter; or

(d)

Was arson.

2.

This section does not impose liability on the employer of the peace officer, firefighter or emergency medical attendant.

3.

As used in this section:

(a)

“Emergency medical attendant” means a person licensed as an attendant or certified as an emergency medical technician, advanced emergency medical technician or paramedic pursuant to chapter 450B of NRS.

(b)

“Peace officer” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 169.125.
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