In 2012, Nevada became the 34th state to impose laws regarding cell phone use while driving and police in the Las Vegas area are on the prowl for offenders and handing out tickets right and left. According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, there are more than 3,500 distraction-related crashes in the state of Nevada every year. There have been more than 60 deaths linked to car accidents involving distracted drivers in the last five years making it the number one cause of fatal car accidents, trumping drunk driving.
If you are injured by a distracted driver you probably need a Las Vegas injury attorney to represent you. A qualified and experienced Las Vegas injury lawyer can help you to obtain cell phone records and prove that you were injured by a driver who was not only being negligent, but also breaking the law. Cell phone records showing that you were injured by a driver who was on the phone can therefore be very beneficial to your case and may increase your overall compensation. In any case though, whether or not you can prove that the person that injured you was distracted by his or her cell phone, you should pursue your injury claims to make sure that you are taken care of.
The Las Vegas injury attorneys at Shumway Van & Hansen support the new law and hope that it will prevent injuries on the road, but until accidents no longer exist, if you are injured by a driver on his cell phone, let Shumway Van & Hansen’s experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers represent you and help to put your life back together.
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