Types of Driver Negligence in Las Vegas
Car accidents can happen for any number of reasons. The reality is, however, that most major car accidents take place as a result of some form of driver negligence. People have a tendency to associate driver negligence with distracted driving. While that is certainly one major component of driver negligence that results in accidents, there are a number of other types of driver negligence to be aware of as well.
Negligent drivers are a huge danger to themselves, their passengers, and the others on the road who surround them. When driving in an unsafe manner, the risks of an accident can increase tremendously. Some forms of dangerous driving include speeding, reckless driving, swerving between other vehicles, failure to abide by stop signs and stop lights, street racing, and more. Dangerous driving can also include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, ultimately putting everyone in very serious danger that often has life-threatening or fatal results.
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. The most prevalent distracted driving issue is the use of a mobile phone behind the wheel of a car. Whether a driver is using their phone to navigate to their destination, choose the music they would like to listen to, make a phone call, or even send a text, they are removing their eyes from the road and are not paying attention to their surroundings. Of course, this can result in a serious crash. Other forms of distracted driving include eating, looking for something in the car, speaking to others in the car, or looking at something on the side of the road.
Legal Action After an Accident
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident with a driver who was distracted, you may be entitled to compensation. If you do choose to take legal action against the other driver, you must do so within 2 years from the date of the accident under Nevada state law. If you fail to file your claim within this time period, you will not be eligible to take action against the other party, ultimately causing yourself to lose out on significant compensation that can help with the burdens you faced in the accident.
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