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 motorists accountable.
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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.
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 truck and 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.
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.