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Defending the Rights of Clients Injured by Distracted Drivers in Las Vegas

Individuals granted a Nevada driver’s license commit to operating their vehicle responsibly. However, when drivers allow distractions—such as texting, adjusting GPS settings, eating, or other activities—to interfere with this commitment, they compromise their safety and the safety of everyone on the road.

Distracted driving, a significant threat to road safety, happens far too often in Las Vegas, where flashing lights, and bright neon signs commonly distract tourists and cause accidents. If an accident caused by a distracted driver harmed you or someone you love in Las Vegas, you may recover legal action.

At High Stakes Injury Law Firm, our team advocates for victims injured by negligent drivers. Our experienced Las Vegas distracted driving attorneys are prepared to aggressively pursue the compensation you need and deserve.

Call (702) 444-3228 for a free consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options. We are here to explain your rights and guide you through every step of the legal process.

Why Choose High Stakes Injury Law for Your Las Vegas Distracted Driving Accident Case?

At High Stakes Injury Law, we bring extensive experience in legal advocacy and a deep understanding of the emotional and physical toll a distracted driving accident can take.

We support you as legal professionals and empathetic individuals who care about your well-being.

Founded by Scott Poisson, we are not just a law firm but a team committed to defending the rights of those impacted by distracted driving accidents in Las Vegas.

  • Proven Success in Settlements and Verdicts. Our history of securing over$500 million in client recoveries is a testament to our dedication to achieving meaningful results. Our success in distracted driving cases shows our skill in navigating complex accident claims, giving you hope for a positive outcome in your case.
  • Established Representation in Court. Our firm is recognized for its assertive approach, particularly in court. We are ready to advance to trial if needed to safeguard your interests. Our client reviews speak to our determined advocacy and its effectiveness.
  • Personalized Legal Services. We provide an initial case review at no cost to you, during which we listen to your concerns and plan our strategy tailored to your situation. Our payment model is based on achieving a successful outcome and aligning our goals directly with yours.

Selecting us means partnering with a Las Vegas legal team committed to your recovery. We tackle each case with extensive resources and careful attention to ensure your needs are met from beginning to end.

Let High Stakes Injury Law handle the legal complexities so you can focus on healing. Call us today at (702) 444-3228 for your complimentary consultation and take the first step toward securing the help and compensation you need.

What is Considered Distracted Driving in Las Vegas?

In Nevada, the law is clear about the dangers and illegality of distracted driving. NRS 484B.165 prohibits any person from manually typing or entering text into a handheld wireless communication device or using a handheld wireless communication device to communicate with another person using text messaging while driving.

This law applies universally to all drivers operating a motor vehicle in Las Vegas, including those driving scooters.

The broad definition of a motor vehicle in these statutes encompasses scooters and e-scooters, ensuring that the same rules apply to scooter drivers as to those driving cars to enhance road safety for all users.

What Are the 4 Different Types of Distracted Driving in Las Vegas?

Distracted driving encompasses a range of activities that divert a driver’s attention away from the road. Here are the common types or forms of distracted driving:

  1. Visual Distractions. These take the driver’s eyes off the road. Examples include looking at a GPS device, checking a phone, or reading a billboard. 
  2. Manual Distractions. These involve the driver taking their hands off the steering wheel. Typical activities include eating, adjusting the radio or climate controls, and handling a mobile phone.
  3. Cognitive Distractions. These take the driver’s mind off driving. Talking to passengers, daydreaming, or being engrossed in deep thoughts or emotional issues are typical cognitive distractions.
  4. Auditory Distractions. Listening to something unrelated to driving can distract you from the road. Examples include loud conversations among passengers, listening to loud music, or engaging in phone calls, even with hands-free devices.

Each type of distraction can significantly impair driving abilities, increasing the risk of accidents for people in cars and pedestrians. Effective prevention involves managing or eliminating activities that cause these distractions.

What Are the Types of Damages Victims of a Distracted Driver Accident Can Collect in Las Vegas?

  • Medical Expenses. Victims can recover costs for all medical care related to the accident. This includes emergency treatment, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, medical devices, and ongoing physical therapy and rehabilitation care.
  • Lost Income and Earning Capacity. If the injury affects the victim’s ability to work, compensation can includelost wages for the time spent away from work. If the injury affects the victim’s ability to earn a similar amount in the future, compensation for lost earning capacity may also be sought.
  • Pain and Suffering. This covers physical pain and emotional distress resulting from the accident. The severity of the injury and its long-term impact on the victim’s life play a critical role in determining this amount.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life. If injuries prevent the victim from enjoying daily activities and hobbies they once engaged in, they may recover compensation for this loss.
  • Property Damage. Compensation can be provided for repairing or replacing any property damaged in the accident, such as the victim’s vehicle.
  • Wrongful Death and Funeral Expenses. If a distracted driving accident leads to death, the victim’s family may recover damages for wrongful death, including funeral and burial costs, loss of financial contribution, and non-economic damages like loss of companionship.

Each category reflects a different aspect of a distracted driving accident’s impact on a victim’s life.

Documenting all aspects thoroughly and working with skilled distracted driver attorneys in Las Vegas to address all potential damages is vital to your injury lawsuit.

What Are the Legal Consequences of Distracted Driving in Las Vegas?

Fines and Penalties for Distracted Driving in Las Vegas

Distracted driving in Las Vegas is hazardous and has significant legal consequences that can affect a driver’s record and pocketbook, especially since fatalities by distracted drivers are on the rise in Nevada.

  • First Offense. Drivers caught distracted driving for the first time face fines that can exceed $50. Although no points are typically added to the driver’s license on the first offense, the financial penalty can deter distracted driving.
  • Subsequent Offenses. Penalties increase with subsequent offenses within seven years, with fines potentially tripling. Points may also be added to the driver’s license, which can affect insurance rates and driving privileges.
  • Driver’s License Points. Points are added to a driver’s license for repeated offenses, leading to increased insurance premiums and the potential for license suspension if the total number of points exceeds a set limit within a specific time frame.
  • It increased Insurance Rates. Insurance companies often raise rates for drivers cited for distracted driving, considering them high-risk. This can significantly increase the cost of owning and operating a vehicle.
  • Possible Criminal Charges. In cases where distracted driving leads to an accident causing severe injury or death, the responsible driver could face criminal charges, including vehicular manslaughter or reckless driving.
  • License Suspension. Persistent violations or severe incidents resulting from distracted driving can result in suspension of driving privileges, which requires the driver to undergo a reinstatement process.
  • Educational Programs and Reinstatement. Drivers may need to complete a driving safety course or a distracted driving education program as part of the penalty or reinstatement process.

If a distracted driving accident in Las Vegas injured you or a loved one, High Stakes Injury Law can provide comprehensive legal support to help you navigate the aftermath and seek justice.

Contact a Las Vegas Distracted Driver Lawyer Today

Has a distracted driver in Las Vegas injured you or someone close to you? You may recover economic or punitive damages if you suffered injuries in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident—a tragically common occurrence.

At High Stakes Injury Law Firm, our commitment extends beyond educating the community about the hazards of distracted driving; we are committed to protecting the rights of those severely injured in vehicle collisions caused by distracted driving.

Our dedication to representing our clients vigorously helps raise awareness of distracted driving risks while ensuring that irresponsible drivers face the consequences of their actions.

After an accident with a driver using their cell phone, texting, or otherwise distracted, our skilled Las Vegas distracted driving accident attorneys are here to help.

Contact High Stakes Injury Law Firm today at (702) 444-3228 for a complimentary case evaluation and to find out if we are the right law firm for you.

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If you are in need of a wonderful law firm to handle your personal injury case please read this. Three years ago I was that person. I had never filed a lawsuit in the 30 years that I lived in Las Vegas Nevada… rust in this firm, they will not disappoint you and you will feel the confidence that you need to feel in your attorney.

- Diane Buchanan

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I just hired this law firm to help me after an accident. I really appreciated Attorney Poisson contacting me to discuss all the things to anticipate when involved in a lawsuit. He spent a lot of time with me, he was very informative, he was very thorough and very nice. I really appreciated that time spent with me.

- Susan Russell

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