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Car Accidents

Texting & Driving Accidents

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 3,000 people lost their lives to accidents caused by distracted driving in 2019 alone. Of those distracted driving accidents, many involve drivers splitting their attention between the road and their cellular device, often responding to a text message. As it poses a significant risk to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists, texting while driving is strictly prohibited in Nevada.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by a driver texting while driving, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact an experienced accident attorney at our Nevada law firm today to request a free, no-obligation case consultation!

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Nevada Texting While Driving Laws

Per Nevada Revised Statutes section 484B.165, it is unlawful for a person to manually type, enter, send, or read text on a cellular device while operating a motor vehicle. Unless a cellphone is used in conjunction with an accessory that allows an individual to enter and send an electronic message without using their hands, then engaging in nonvoice communications while driving is strictly prohibited.

Recovering Compensation For Damages

Any person operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway should drive carefully and responsibly. Breaching this duty of care by violating any traffic laws, such as texting while driving, can be considered negligent behavior. Negligence, especially when it results in injury to a person or property, can be grounds for a lawsuit.

Unfortunately, car accidents often result in physical, emotional, and material damages to those involved. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a driver’s negligent behavior, you may be able to file a claim for compensation of incurred damages. A few of the most common compensable damages an injured party may seek include the following.

  • Medical Expenses
  • Loss Of Present & Futures Wages
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Vehicle Repairs
  • Loss Of Enjoyment Of Life
  • Wrongful Death
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    What To Do Following A Texting & Driving Accident

    Immediately following any kind of car accident, you should check yourself for injuries and then assist others if you’re able. Next, call 911 and report the accident. Be sure to exchange information with the other driver and any witnesses. While you’re at the scene, take pictures of the accident and damages if you can. Finally, have yourself checked by a medical professional to ensure you’re not suffering from any internal injuries.

    Once you’ve done all that, contact one of the car accident lawyers at our Las Vegas law firm. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can represent your interests and defend your rights amidst settlement negotiations. Schedule a free case consultation today to take your first step towards achieving commensurate compensation for your injuries.

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