If you have been involved in a car accident that has been fabricated by the negligence or reckless behavior of the other driver then you should be compensated for the damages and personal injury that they have created.
Car Accidents are unpredictable and in most cases it can be avoided.
Common Causes of Automotive Accidents
Driving Under the Influence
Drivers intoxicated with drugs and alcohol can bring about serious accidents to other drivers on the road. We know that Las Vegas is a city full of entertainment and fun. If you been hit by an irresponsible drunk driver you are entitled for compensation. Driving with an alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher is consider driving under the influence and illegal in the state of Nevada along with the other 50 States in the U.S.
Driving intoxicated under the influence with drug substances like marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine or codeine. The crime is punished largely similarly to a DUI.
Reckless Driving in Nevada is defined as NRS 484B. 653 operating a vehicle with willful or spiteful disregard of the safety of persons or property. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor crime punished by $250 to $1,000 in fines, 8 DMV points and a possible 6 month jail sentence.
The majority of reckless driving incidents cause a great deal of physical harm or in some cases death therefore it is charged as a felony.
Speeding is the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents in Nevada and it accounts for one third of traffic fatalities as stated by the Office of Traffic Safety’s Nevada Highway Strategic Safety Plan. A motor vehicle traveling over 70 MPH and above is consider a fatal accident if it crashes with another vehicle or any other object.
According to Las Vegas Review Journal In 2020, the number of citations per year increased to 4,415 and then 5,137 in 2021, or about 14 drivers arrested every day on average.
Many times behind the wheel the driver could be engaged in other activities distracted and driving. As a result the distracted driver results into creating a car accident with another vulnerable party. Distracted driving is one of the top common leading car accidents in the United States. There are many different activities that the driver could be distracted with in most cases staring at a Cell Phone is one of them.
Driving while Falling or Asleep
Driving while feeling drowsy fatigued or falling asleep is a dangerous combination. In some cases drivers who put themselves in a distracted situation while driving are not only putting themselves at risk for fatal accidents but also other pedestrians as well. Depending on the situation a person who falls asleep while driving could be guilty of reckless driving
What to do after an Accident?
If possible for the safety of traffic move your car away from the road or pull over so traffic can keep proceeding.
Contact law enforcement to inform them about the accident. Provide the location and any injuries for EMS to arrive if needed.
Take documentation of the scene that includes the other person's Driver's License, insurance information and the impact of both vehicles.
Seek Medical Help after the accident even if you think you don't need it.
Notify insurance companies about the accident that includes information about the location, the other person’s name, insurance information and pictures of the vehicle damages.
Lastly, contact a car accident attorney and inform them about the accident to get the maximum legal advice possible.