Distracted Driving

Las Vegas Distracted Driving Lawyer

Helping the Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents Obtain Maximum Financial Recovery

Distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents in Nevada and around the country. Nationwide in 2011 alone, 3,331 people were killed and an additional 387,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2010, nearly one in five auto accidents (18%) involved injuries caused by distracted driving.

Las Vegas distracted driving attorney Robert M. Apple focuses on representing the victims of auto accidents, including those involving distracted driving. Not only does he provide his clients with knowledgeable legal advice and exceptional legal advocacy skills, but he provides unsurpassed client service and loyalty in a friendly and comfortable environment.

If you were injured or a loved one died as a result of distracted driving, contact our office at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free consultation with our Las Vegas accident and injury lawyer.

Types of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving most often involves cell phones, but it includes any activity in which the driver’s attention is diverted from the task of driving. As such, distracted driving can include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including reading maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

Distracted driving involves physical distractions, as well as mental distractions. Although hands-free technologies make it easier for motorists to text or talk on the phone while driving, research shows that dangerous mental distractions exist even when drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. Mental distractions can result in slower reaction times, compromised brain function, and missed visual cues.

Nevada Distracted Driving Laws

Nevada law prohibits all texting, internet use, and hand-held cell phone use while driving a motor vehicle. Although drivers are permitted to use a hands-free device, cognitive distractions can still occur while using a hands-free cell phone. Drivers who disobey Nevada’s distracted driving laws are subject to fines, and they can be held liable for any injuries or deaths that occur as a result of their distracted driving. Since distracted driving generally amounts to negligence, the victims of distracted driving accidents may be entitled to money damages for things like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

As with any personal injury accident, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights following a distracted driving accident. Do not hesitate to contact Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible distracted driving lawsuit.

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