Distracted driving is a common cause of car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019, 3,142 people were killed and nearly 424,000 people were injured in a distracted driving car accident. Distracted driving is when the driver’s attention is not on the road in front of them. This could mean they are
- Looking at the scenery
- Changing a song on the radio
- Fixing the temperature controls
Not all of these are illegal, and some may even appear harmless, but they do draw the driver away from focusing on the road. Dimopoulos Injury Law specializes in distracted driving cases. We focus on our clients to ensure they receive the best care after their accident. If you or a loved one are involved in a distracted driving car accident, be sure to contact the best Las Vegas law firm in Nevada. Our excellent lawyers will help any car accident victim receive their entitled compensation. Contact Dimopoulos Injury Law to receive a free consultation.
Greatest distraction: Texting
The greatest distraction when operating a vehicle is using your cell phone. Texting while driving has become the most common cause of distracted driving car accidents. It has also become the deadliest. Using an electronic device while driving qualifies as 3 types of distractions. You lose your visual, manual, and cognitive functions. By texting or looking at your phone, you take your eyes off the road, take one or more hands off the wheel, and you take your mental focus off the act of driving.
Using your mobile device while driving is the top killer because it takes away all of the functions required to operate a vehicle. Currently, Nevada has laws against using electronic devices while driving to prevent further accidents. Remember to put your phone away or only use hands-free devices.
What to Do in a Distracted Driving Accident
When you’re in a car accident, you must be able to prove who is at fault. To do so, you must gather evidence, which includes:
- Witness statements
- Your statement
- Driver statement
- Police report
- Photos of the accident
- And if possible, phone records
Collecting phone records can be challenging due to privacy laws. A lawyer will normally have the means to collect that information and they would be a great help to winning your case. You don’t need to deal with the aftermath of a car accident alone. A personal injury lawyer has the ability to help you receive your entitled compensation.
Distracted Driver Liability
The main point of a car accident claim is to prove the other driver was the cause of the accident and is liable to pay for damages and injuries. Nevada is an at-fault state, which means that the person at fault is liable. For states that are no-fault, your insurance pays for your damages, no matter who is at fault. However, Nevada has a modified comparative negligence law. This state-specific law means that if you are more than 50% at fault, you will not recover damages. They would pay for damages on your car, your physical and emotional wellbeing, and other fees that would accrue as a result of the accident. Dimopoulos Injury Law can evaluate your case and give you the best advice with a free consultation.
Contact Dimopoulos Injury Law— A Distracted Driver Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been in a car accident involving a distracted driver, call Dimopoulos Injury Law. Our law firm is a strong team of attorneys prepared to help you win your case. Our law firm runs on a contingency fee which means that you don’t pay us until we win.
Our combined experience allows us easy access to information that would otherwise be restricted from you such as phone records, medical records, and so forth. Don’t waste your time doing it all alone, we will gladly walk you through each process to ensure the aftermath of your car accident is positive. Set up an appointment for a free consultation today!