Distracted Driving Accidents in Las Vegas
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Distracted driving is a growing threat to the safety of American drivers.
With new technology and modern conveniences, the potential for behind-the-wheel
distraction is high. However, so is the potential for accidents.
Because driver distraction continues to injure and kill thousands of Americans
each year, many states across the country have passed tough distracted
driving laws. These laws are meant to protect public safety and hold negligent
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An Overview of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving takes many forms, but whatever form it takes is dangerous.
For many experts, texting while driving is considered the most dangerous
type of distraction because it commands a driver's visual, manual,
and cognitive attention at once. Nevada has passed legislation that directly
bands handheld devices and texting.
Anyone who gets behind the wheel of an automobile is required to drive
responsibly and to practice safe driving habits. When drivers make the
decision to use devices or devote their attention to anything other than
driving, they must be held responsible for the accidents and injuries
that they cause. If you lose a loved one or suffered a serious injury
because of a distracted river, you deserve compensation.
What is Distracted Driving?
- Texting / Cell Phones
- Eating And Drinking
- Talking to Passengers
- Personal Grooming
- Reading (Even Maps / Directions)
- Using Navigation Systems (GPS)
- Watching a video
- Radios, CD players, or MP3 Players
Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers
Despite the new laws, organizations, and government efforts put into action
to combat distracted driving, it still occurs with alarming regularity.
These accidents can result in single-vehicle crashes involving
pedestrian accidents and
bicycle accidents, or multi-vehicle car accidents that can include
motorcycle accidents. In any case, these accidents are caused directly by driver negligence
and could have been easily prevented.
By filing a personal injury claim with the help of an understanding and
experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney from Shook & Stone,
you can receive compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial
damages you suffered as the result of an accident caused by a distracted driver.
A Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney Can Help
It is essential to the favorable resolution of your case that you contact
an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. If you suspect your
accident and injuries were caused by a distracted driver, our firm can
quickly establish a close-working relationship with you in order to collect
the facts, preserve evidence, and undertake the necessary legal procedures.
By determining the liability involved in your accident through thorough
investigation and the use of appropriate experts, our experienced attorneys
can greatly reduce your risk of receiving unfair compensation. We offer
free case evaluations to all prospective clients, so there is little reason
to delay in seeking qualified and knowledgeable legal advice.
Contact Shook & Stone today to discuss your case. We handle cases throughout Las Vegas and across Nevada.