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Distractions are cited as factors in over 1 million car accidents every year in America, making one of the leading causes of accidents. While phones are often to blame, drivers can be distracted by a variety of activities including eating, changing music, brushing hair, or talking to other passengers in the car. Distracted driving accidents can cause devastating damage to lives and property. This is why it’s important for you to contact a personal injury lawyer if you or a loved one has been involved in a distracted driving accident.

The attorneys at De Castroverde Law Group are determined to work with you to get you the maximum compensation possible. Our team is experienced at investigating accidents, filing insurance claims, and defending those impacted by distracted drivers.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a distracted driving accident call us today to schedule a free consultation.

How Distractions can Impact Driving

Driving requires the full attention of the driver. Unfortunately, the activity doesn’t always get the focus it demands. This leads to dangerous scenarios in which the driver’s hand, eyes, and/or mind are off the road. Once distracted, the risk of crashing increases significantly:

  • Reaching for a non-moving object — 1.4 times more likely to crash
  • Eating1.6 times more likely to crash
  • Applying makeup — 3 times more likely to crash
  • Reading (i.e. text message) — 3.4 times more likely to crash
  • Driving drowsy — 4 times more likely to crash
  • Reaching for a moving object — 9 times more likely to crash

Once a driver is distracted visually, manually, and/or cognitively, it is their responsibility to retain and obtain their focus.

Comparative Negligence in Nevada

Nevada has laws of comparative negligence, sometimes referred to as “comparative fault” in other states. This means that your compensation is reduced based on the level of fault the judge finds you to have. If you are found to be over 50% at fault, you are ineligible to receive compensation.

With the help of a personal injury lawyer you can prove that you were minimally at fault. This increases your compensation and helps you recover faster.

Many distracted driving cases have shared fault. This means that you might still have a case, even if you think you were partially responsible for the accident.

Penalties for Distracted Driving

Beyond losing compensation through comparative negligence, you could see consequences if a judge finds you guilty of distracted driving. The state of Nevada has laws against texting or talking on a hand-held device while driving, with fines up to $250 for those caught doing it.

The attorneys of De Castroverde Law Group are experienced in highlighting the negligence of the other driver while minimizing your level of fault.

Potential Damages Caused by Distracted Driving Accidents

A car crash can impact every aspect of your life. From your physical and mental health to your ability to work to your property, it is important to know what you can claim as a damage to ensure you get the compensation you are owed. Some damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Wage decrease
  • Property damage
  • Inability to work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

To learn more about which damages you are eligible for, contact De Castroverde Law Group.

What to Do After a Distracted Driving Accident

Whether you were at fault or not, there are a few steps you should follow immediately after a distracted driving accident:

  1. Move to a safe area away from oncoming traffic;
  2. Check for injuries that require immediate attention;
  3. Exchange information with anyone else involved in the accident;
  4. Call the police to file a report;
  5. Take photos of the scene and the damage;
  6. Call your personal injury lawyer;
  7. Get a medical examination as soon as possible after the accident to check for injuries you may not be aware of.

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When you agree to work with the lawyers of De Castroverde Law Group you are agreeing to get the help of an experienced team, dedicated to protecting your rights. We will work tirelessly to ensure you get every penny that you deserve.

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An experienced attorney can help you maximize the compensation you are owed through vigorous investigation and legal planning. They will help you to file insurance claims, submit medical expenses, and defend you in court. By hiring a lawyer, you are making the process easier and increase the odds of a favorable outcome for you. We are proud to fight for you.

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They made the entire process seamless for me. I got rear ended in a 4-car collision on the freeway and had to go through a lot of treatments for almost a year after the accident. The entire team at De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers helped me get the treatments I needed and took all the pressure off me so I could focus on healing myself. I would highly recommend them to anyone! They cared about my health and making sure I got what I needed to recover. I am very satisfied with their service and will go back to them if I ever need their services again. Thank you so much!Johnna B

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