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.
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:
Once a driver is distracted visually, manually, and/or cognitively, it is their responsibility to retain and obtain their focus.
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.
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.
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:
To learn more about which damages you are eligible for, contact De Castroverde Law Group.
Whether you were at fault or not, there are a few steps you should follow immediately after a distracted driving accident:
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.
Call us today to schedule your free case evaluation!
De Castroverde Law Group has a history of success across a variety of personal injury cases, including:
An experienced car accident attorney can help you understand the legal aspects of your crash and make certain you get the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys have years of experience in handling slip and fall cases and will work carefully with you throughout your claim.
Wrongful death actions result when one person's actions lead to the death of another person. These cases are often time-consuming and expensive.
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.