Nevada residents like their cars. Like many people in the U.S., especially those in Western states, many Nevadans see their motor vehicles as a symbol of freedom and independence. They can also be an extension of a driver’s personality, from the sleek, fast sports car, to the dependable battered pick-up truck. Unfortunately, this penchant for hitting the roads comes with a price; with more vehicles driving around, there is a larger chance of a Nevada resident being involved in a car crash.
There are many potential causes of car accidents. From factors beyond the control of individual drivers, such as bad road design, stray animals in the roadway, poor weather conditions, and defective automobiles, to those in which some drivers engage, such as speeding, drunk driving, or fatigued driving. The creation of the circumstances in which an accident occurs can be numerous.
One factor that has gotten much attention over the last several years is that of distracted driving. While most often associated with texting or other cell phone use, just about any activity that takes a driver’s attention away from the road can be a dangerous distraction. Eating, applying make-up or even playing a radio loudly and singing along can divert a driver, for precious seconds, from his or her task of navigating the roads safely.
Because injuries suffered in Nevada car accidents can be life-altering, those who have been hurt due to another’s negligence may have the right to legal compensation. Those in such a situation may want to consider employing an experienced personal injury attorney. From knowing the rules of evidence to having dealt with esoteric concepts such as ‘negligence per se,’ the attorneys at Bradley Drendel & Jeanney may be able to steer a case to a favorable completion. Our law firm’s website has more information about our staff, and about personal injury legal topics.