Las Vegas Distracted Driving Attorney
An Experienced Las Vegas Distracted Driving Attorney on Your Side
If you have been involved in an auto accident that was the direct result of a distracted driver, than you should contact the lawyers at the Injury Firm | Las Vegas right away to determine your rights. Distracted driving is a common cause of auto negligence in this day and age due to the existence of cell phones, smart phones, GPS maps, and fast food. Distracted driving is illegal. Failure to pay full time attention to the road is grounds for a citation pursuant to the Nevada Revised Statutes. Recently, the legislature has also enacted laws against using your cell phone while driving. Whenever a driver causes an accident while breaking the law, they are negligent per se, which establishes liability in favor of the auto accident victim.
What Is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is engaging in any activity that diverts a driver’s attention from the road, whether it be yelling at the children in the back, talking on a cell phone, texting, reading, looking at scenery, anything that takes the driver’s focus from the road is considered a distraction, and is grounds for establishing liability against an individual. Distracted driving is the number one cause of rear-end accident, but can also result in car accidents, due to running stop signs, running red lights, or merging into another lane. These types of accidents often result in injuries as they will often involve sudden impacts, without any time to prepare.
NRS 484B.165 makes it unlawful to use a handheld wireless communications device to type or enter text, send, or read data, engage in invoice communication or engage in voice communication without the use of a hands-free device. Failure to abide by that law will result in a citation and can be enough to establish negligence per se for a personal injury case.
Typical Causes of Distracted Driving
As discussed above, there are many typical causes of distracted driving, including any use of a mobile device, paying attention to other people in your vehicle, or something as simple as eating fast food.
Determining Liability In A Distracted Driving Case
Liability in distracted driving cases is easier to establish because engaging in distracted driving is negligence per se. Negligence per se is a legal tactic that can be used to jump over the liability hurdle. However, causation and damages still need to be established by a highly skilled and experienced attorney, to ensure that you will get adequate compensation for injuries.
Filing A Claim After A Distracted Driver Hits You
If you wish to make a claim against a driver for distracted driving, you must contact an experienced car accident attorney that can properly negotiate a claim or file a lawsuit on your behalf. Don’t delay, you should get the Injury Firm | Las Vegas on your side before speaking with any insurance companies to ensure the proper foundation of your personal injury case. Don’t forget that if you don’t have health insurance, we can still get you seen by a doctor, which is the first step to recovering from your injuries.