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Las Vegas: Distracted Driving

by | Jul 6, 2018 | Firm News

distracted driving
Las Vegas is a place of many distractions, especially for drivers. If you as a driver or pedestrian experienced an accident caused by a distracted driver, you are entitled to financial compensation to help with your recovery. You will also need the services of a Las Vegas distracted driving attorney to ensure that the damages you receive cover the costs of the accident. This is why you should consider seeking help from the law firm of Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright.

The Risks of Driving in Las Vegas

In addition to normal distractions, such as eating, adjusting the radio or talking with passengers, drivers in Las Vegas face some additional disruptions to their concentration. The bright lights that adorn the many casinos and hotels are attractive, but they can also divert the attention of drivers. Traffic can be particularly heavy on weekends and during evening hours in certain areas of the city, such as the Las Vegas Strip. There can also be heavy concentrations of pedestrians crossing the street, particularly at night, and construction zones can disrupt traffic at any time of the day. The victims of accidents caused by these and other factors will probably need intervention by a personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas.

Taking Steps to Ensure Safety

The best way to avoid an accident is to follow speed and traffic laws and to avoid driving while intoxicated. Driving while under the influence in Nevada is punishable by hefty fines and jail sentences. State law also prohibits texting and the use of hand-held phones while driving, with violators facing a fine of $50 for a first-time offense. In terms of the walking public, pedestrian bridges have been built over Las Vegas Boulevard, in the area of the Strip, to separate motor and foot traffic. However, car wrecks and vehicle-pedestrian accidents continue to occur, with victims requiring the help of a Las Vegas personal injury attorney.

The Rights of Victims

Damages may be sought to cover medical expenses, to replace lost wages and to compensate for the pain and suffering related to physical injuries. Family members may also seek compensation for their suffering related to the injury or death of a loved one. A Las Vegas personal injury attorney can provide the legal assistance needed to obtain the required damages in such cases. If you or someone close to you has been victimized by a distracted driver, consider turning to the services available from the law firm of Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright.