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Every year, thousands of victims lose their lives to distracted drivers. Distracted drivers are negligent in fulfilling their duties of care to others on the road. They do not pay enough attention or keep an adequate lookout. This can cause serious and fatal auto accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that in 2018 alone, 2,841 people died because of distracted drivers. If you have serious injuries or lost a loved one because of a distracted driver in Las Vegas, contact the local lawyers at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm for a free consultation. Call (702) 333-7777 today.
The process of a car accident insurance claim is not always easy as a seriously injured victim. An insurance company will want to diminish your recovery rather than maximize your payout. You may need to hire an experienced Las Vegas car accident attorney to represent you during claim negotiations for a fair outcome. An attorney can strengthen your case using services such as car accident investigation, evidence collection, witness interviewing, expert testimony and special resources. You can rest assured you will not accept a lowball settlement if you hire a lawyer to take over your case.
At Claggett & Sykes Law Firm, we have handled enough distracted driving accident claims to recognize the most common reasons these collisions happen. In Las Vegas, many things inside and outside of a vehicle could distract a driver. It is a driver’s legal duty to resist and avoid distractions for the safety of others.
Although Nevada does not have a law specifically against distracted driving, it does have a cellphone law that makes it illegal to text or talk on a handheld device while behind the wheel. The fine for breaking this law is $250. Nevada also prohibits reckless driving – driving with a wanton disregard for the safety of others. Call the police from the scene of your car accident to help you gather evidence against another driver. A citation given to the driver could help you prove distracted driving.
According to Nevada’s tort-based car insurance law, a distracted driver will be legally responsible for the damages if he or she causes a car accident. The tort-based rule holds the at-fault party liable for victims’ losses. Another driver may owe you financial compensation if he or she was not paying enough attention to the road and if this is what caused your vehicle, bicycle or pedestrian collision. Financial compensation could pay you for losses such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, vehicle repairs, and lost quality of life. A lawyer from Claggett & Sykes Law Firm can help you evaluate the possible value of your claim for free in Las Vegas today.
Scheduling a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers could help you find answers to your most pressing questions, such as who is responsible for your damages and how to collect evidence of fault. We can walk you through the steps Nevada requires to obtain maximum compensation for an auto collision. We may offer to represent you during your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit in Clark County. Call (702) 333-7777 or visit our conveniently located Las Vegas office today for a free distracted driving accident claim review.
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