Yes, you can be sued if you shoot someone in self-defense. Anyone can file a lawsuit for anything. This is Nevada; the personal injury attorneys here will take anything they can get. The questions is, under what circumstances will that suit be dismissed?
NRS 41.095 Presumption that person using deadly force against intruder in person’s residence, transient lodging or motor vehicle has reasonable fear of death or bodily injury; person who uses deadly force is immune from civil liability under certain circumstances; definitions.
Originally, part (a) covered only your home, so a burglar couldn't sue you for being shot while breaking into your home.
In 2015, this was amended to cover your vehicle and any justifiable use of deadly force in self-defense.
In order to maintain a lawsuit, the plaintiff would have to convince a judge that it really wasn't a case of self-defense. While it is not likely unless the situation is sketchy or you have deep pockets, you still don't want to risk defending a suit like this on your own. But don't take chances, get self-defense legal protection.
Self-Defense Legal Protection
When the police have you in the interrogation room, who will you call? You do know not to talk to the police, right?
USCCA provides legal protection beginning at just $22 a month. At the basic level, you will receive $500,000 in civil liability protection, up to $100,000 for a legal defense and bail, and a 24/7 critical response team in case you are involved in a defensive gun use. Members even have access to a grant fund in the event they are improperly targeted by red flag laws, gun confiscation, or their CCW permit is revoked improperly.
On top of this, you get access to premium training materials.
Why join USCCA instead of somewhere else? If your legal and financial well-being isn't enough, one reason is doing so helps Nevada Carry.
Clayton E. Cramer
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