Types of Negligence in Las Vegas Car Accidents
It is an unfortunate reality that accidents can occur on the road at any time. There are many ways that a car accident can happen. While drivers have a big responsibility while on the road, they are subject to human error. It is possible to become distracted while driving and take their eyes off the road for just a moment, possibly leading to an accident. Major accidents often stem from a slight moment of a driver’s negligence. Accidents caused by another individual’s negligence can often lead to very serious accidents and even sometimes death. After an accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. However, in the event of an accident due to neglect, an injured party may wish to speak with an experienced attorney regarding their options.
Types of Negligence
Negligence can be seen on the road in a variety of ways, however, they can be covered broadly by two main points. This can include:
- Dangerous Driving: A driver is negligent if they do not follow the rules of the road. When they are driving in an unsafe manner, drivers are putting others on the road in danger. Some examples of dangerous driving may include speeding, reckless driving, improper lane changes, unsafe passing, failure to abide by stop signs and lights, street racing, and much more. This may also include individuals driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Distracted Driving: All drivers behind the wheel of a car should give the road their undivided attention. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. There are numerous distractions that may cause a driver’s eyes to divert from the road. One of the most common distractions seen today is the use of a mobile phone behind the wheel of a vehicle. Drivers sometimes use their phone on the road as navigation. Other times, they use it to make or receive phone calls, listen to music, send a text or email, and searching the internet. In addition to this, distractions can include eating, searching for something in the car, or speaking to other passengers in the car.
When a driver does not follow the rules of the road, they can put others on the road at great risk for injury. If an individual’s negligent behavior causes an injury to another person on the road, the driver may be held responsible for causing that harm. When an individual wishes to hold another responsible for their injury, they must satisfy what is known as the “burden of proof.” This requires the injured party to collect evidence that proves the other party’s negligence. This evidence must show the accident and their injuries were a direct result of the driver’s negligence. Evidence in a case may consist of a police report from the scene of the accident, medical documentation of the injury, pictures and videos of the accident, or any eye-witnesses to the incident.
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If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident as a result of negligence, contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates, LTD. today.
When individuals in Las Vegas are injured due to the negligence of another party, they can turn to Lawrence C. Hill & Associates for quality legal assistance. Whether you were injured on someone else’s property, were injured by a negligent driver, or impacted by negligence in another way, we are here to help. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.