Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney – Helping Victims Of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving has become a major problem on the roadways of the United States. With an increasing number of distracted driving accidents, states have created laws that are designed to reduce the danger – in Nevada, laws are now in place that ban using handheld devices and texting.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt in an accident where distracted driving was a factor, attorney Eric H. Woods would like to talk to you. There is a good chance that you could obtain compensation for your injuries, compensation you may need to get your life back on track.
Types Of Distractions
While the most common type of distracted driving in today’s world seems to come from electronic devices, it is important to understand that distracted driving can occur in a variety of ways – all of them potentially dangerous.
The CDC lists three main types of distractions on its website:
- Visual – driver taking their eyes off the road
- Manual – driver taking hands off the wheel
- Cognitive – driver taking mind off driving
Things like eating while driving, adjusting the radio, trying to pick something up off the floorboard, using navigation systems, dealing with pets or children – all of these present hazards to others on the road. It only takes one moment of inattention to lead to a potentially catastrophic situation.
Texting while driving presents a uniquely dangerous situation, however. Texting while driving combines all three potential types of distractions – visual, manual and cognitive. Texting therefore is one of the most dangerous things a driver do while driving. At 55 mph a driver texting will cover the length of a football field in the time it takes to text. It is no wonder that so many terrible accidents are the result of texting while driving.
Drivers Are Expected To Be Responsible
When a driver gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she is required by law to drive safely, obeying driving laws and doing everything possible to operate the vehicle without putting others at risk. But when a person starts texting while driving, or doing anything that leads to distraction, he or she is failing in that duty. When a driver is driving while distracted, and the behavior causes injury, then the driver deserves to be held responsible.
Distracted driving can lead to many different types of accidents, any of which can cause severe injury and even death. Motorcycle accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents – a car, truck or any other vehicle is extremely dangerous when it is not being operated correctly.
Standing Up For Victims Of Distracted Driving
Our firm believes that personal injury victims deserve committed, competent legal representation when they have been hurt. You may have been doing everything right when you were hurt in your accident. But even if you were obeying traffic laws, paying attention and looking out for your fellow drivers, you do not have the ability to control the actions of others. Now you are left to pick up the pieces following the accident.
Injuries following a distracted driving incident can make it difficult to life the life you once did. You may be in pain, unable to work, and facing mounting medical bills as you try to deal with the consequences of your injuries. Your injuries may be something that you deal with for the rest of your life. The least you deserve is compensation from insurance company of the responsible party.
The fact is, nothing about distracted driving should be acceptable. Beyond getting you compensation for your injuries, a successful case also sends a message. There are consequences for acting negligently.
Contact Our Las Vegas Firm Today
Attorney Eric Woods has worked with personal injury victims on a variety of cases, including car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and distracted driving accidents. He understands the system and he knows how to pursue a successful personal injury case in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada.
Our firm offers a free initial consultation where you can discuss your case with attorney Eric Woods and find out what your legal options are. And if you do have a case, you can rest easy knowing there will be no charge unless you win your case and recover damages. Please contact Eric now to protect your rights and get the compensation you need for your injuries.