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In this age of technology, distracted driving has become almost as great a menace on the roadways as drunk driving. Drivers who are texting or otherwise distracted are not focused on the task of operating the motor vehicle, and they cause accidents as a result. If you have been injured by a distracted driver, contact The Janda Law Firm today for dedicated legal representation from our Las Vegas distracted driving lawyer.

Why Choose Us After A Las Vegas Distracted Driving Accident?

  • Founding Dr. Paul Janda is a doctor as well as a lawyer. He is the only neurologist-attorney in the state of Nevada.
  • We are well aware of the tactics defense experts employ and know how to counter them in settlement negotiations or in court.
  • We prepare our cases thoroughly, developing well-researched, comprehensive legal strategies to pursue the maximum possible compensation.

What Is Considered Distracted Driving?

As defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is any activity that diverts the driver’s attention away from operating the vehicle. Texting is the most alarming distraction, as it requires manual, visual, and cognitive attention. Sending or reading a text takes the driver’s eyes off the road for five seconds at a time, equivalent to driving the length of a football field with the eyes closed.

Common Types of Driver Distraction

Although texting while driving creates an enormous potential for accidents and injuries, it is not the only form of driver distraction. Other types of distracted driving behavior include:

  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Conversing with passengers in the vehicle
  • Dealing with children
  • Eating and drinking
  • Reaching for objects in the car
  • Operating the navigation system
  • Adjusting in-vehicle systems
  • Grooming or applying makeup

Distracted Driving Statistics

NHTSA reports on distracted driving statistics in the USA, yearly.

  • 3,166 people died in distracted driving crashes on U.S. roadways in a single recent year.
  • Nearly 20,000 people were killed in accidents involving a distracted driver in a recent six-year period.
  • 8% of teen driving fatalities died as a result of distracted driving.
  • 10% of all fatal crashes over the past six years involved a distracted driver.
  • 15 to 19 is the age group with the highest percentage of distracted drivers in fatal crashes.
  • One out of every 10 crash fatalities in a recent year was caused by a distracted driver.

Why You Need a Distracted Driving Car Accident Lawyer

If a distracted driver caused a car collision in which you were seriously injured, your best course of action is to speak with our Las Vegas distracted driving accident attorney as soon as possible. At The Janda Law Firm, we can conduct a thorough investigation to determine if distracted driving caused your accident and gather and preserve evidence to support your claim. We can assess the full extent of your injuries, craft a compelling case based on the facts, engage in skillful settlement negotiations on your behalf, and fight for the compensation you deserve in court, if necessary.

Contact Our Las Vegas Accident Attorneys Today

At The Janda Law Firm in Las Vegas, we have the legal skills and medical background to quickly research your case, saving you both time and the added cost of medical experts. Our medical experience enables us to determine exact costs associated with your injuries and assess the full extent of your losses, allowing us to pursue the maximum possible compensation in your claim. If you have been hurt in a distracted driving accident, contact us as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation with our distracted driving lawyer today. There are no fees unless we are successful and win your case.