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Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress, referred to in short as NIED, occurs when a bystander to an accident experiences severe emotional distress due to witnessing the accident.

The elements of negligent infliction of emotional distress are:

  1. The bystander was located near the scene at the time of the accident;
  2. The bystander was emotionally injured by the contemporaneous sensory observance of the accident; and
  3. The bystander was a closely related family member, by blood or marriage, or the accident victim.

Grotts v. Zahner, 989 P.2d 415, 416 (Nev. 1999).