Las Vegas Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

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George Bochanis Injury Law Offices wants to help stop distracted drivers in their tracks. Our law firm has over 35 years of experience holding distracted drivers accountable for their actions. We can help you recover compensation.

  • We offer FREE consultations
  • Your recovery is our priority
  • We won’t charge any upfront attorney fees
  • You don’t pay unless we win

Call the accident lawyers at the George Bochanis Injury Law Offices for a free consultation. (702) 388-2005. NO FEE unless we win your case.

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Meet Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer George T. Bochanis

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  • George has over 35 years of experience in personal injury law.
  • He has held the highest AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory for every year since 2000.
  • He was also awarded the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award 

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Distracted Driving Accidents Leave Their Mark on Las Vegas

Distracted drivers cause over 3,000 people to die in car accidents each year. Thousands more suffer serious or disabling injuries because drivers are inattentive. Between 2015 and 2019, distracted driving caused 59 fatality accidents in Nevada. With so much to see and do in the City that Never Sleeps, Las Vegas alone is the site of numerous crashes involving inattentive driving every day. One in four Nevadans who were recently surveyed admitted to using social media behind the wheel. In the five seconds it takes to view or make a post on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, or Instagram, a vehicle that is moving at 55 mph will travel the length of a football field.

Despite stricter laws that prohibit the use of hand-held devices while driving, and campaigns to prevent distracted driving, the numbers just keep going up. Sadly, when distracted drivers cause accidents, it’s often innocent victims who are left to pay. Let our attorneys help you file an injury claim to ensure distracted drivers are held liable for their actions and your financial burdens are alleviated.

Distracted Driving Accidents Cause Serious Injuries in Las Vegas

  • Head Trauma
  • Broken Bones
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scarring and Disfigurement
  • Decapitations and Wrongful Death

What Constitutes Distracted Driving in Las Vegas?

Distracted driving is about more than just texting behind the wheel. The term refers to anything that takes a driver’s attention away from the act of operating a motor vehicle, and may include visual, manual, or cognitive activities.

Visual distractions take a driver’s eyes off the road, while manual distractions take the driver’s hands off the steering wheel. Cognitive distractions include activities that take a driver’s mind off the task of safely operating his or her vehicle. Drivers may also face distractions behind the wheel that are a combination of these activities. Common distractions for Nevada drivers include:

  • Reading or Making Social Media Posts
  • Talking on a Cellphone
  • Eating or Drinking
  • Using GPS
  • Adjusting the Stereo
  • Personal Grooming
  • Tending to Pets or Children
  • Watching Roadside Distractions

Filing an Injury Claim or Lawsuit with Our Accident Attorneys in Las Vegas

When you file an injury claim or lawsuit with our injury lawyers, we will:

  • Take the time to listen to your story
  • Gather photos, videos, the other party’s cellphone records, traffic surveillance footage, and evidence from the scene
  • Obtain opinions from medical experts and accident investigators
  • Get copies of your medical records verifying the severity of your injuries
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Communicate with you as your case progresses
  • Present your case before the judge and jury in court if necessary
  • Identify all responsible parties to maximize your injury settlement

Our accident attorneys understand that winning an injury claim or lawsuit won’t erase the pain you have endured because of your accident. However, taking legal action after a crash can help make sure the inattentive driver pays for his or her actions. It can also deter others from driving inattentively, and it can help you obtain medical care, replace lost wages, and put food on the table, so you can focus on your recovery. 

Nevada’s Traditional At-Fault System

As an at-fault insurance state, drivers in Nevada who cause car accidents are generally liable for the resulting damages. Motorists must carry minimum liability auto insurance coverage. If the damages exceed the policy limits, accident victims may consider filing personal injury lawsuits to recover fair compensation for their accident-related losses.

How to Prove the Distracted Driver Was Negligent

Proving negligence in a distracted driving accident case can be tricky, because there are so many different ways a driver can become distracted. To win your case based on distracted driving behaviors, your lawyer will need to prove that the other driver was engaging in an activity that took his or her attention away from the act of driving, and that the distraction played a role in causing the accident. To do this, your distracted driving accident lawyer might use:

  • Witness statements
  • Camera footage
  • Cellphone records
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“I have known George for over 20 years. He handled all my family accidents in this town, which is over 8 cases. I proudly recommend George to anyone that is looking to get the maximum out of their claim. He handles all cases with professionalism, and in a timely manner. This is the only lawyer I will always go to for my family and children if we are ever in an accident again. Thanks, George and Alex and the rest of your team.”

~ Martin Zatko

How Much Is Your Las Vegas Distracted Driving Accident Case Worth?

Victims who are injured in distracted driving accidents in Las Vegas are entitled to recover compensatory damages for their medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and more. A variety of factors determine how much an injury case is worth, however. While we can’t guarantee that you’ll be awarded a specific amount, our attorneys will consider the following when estimating the value of your case.  

The factors that contributed to your crash.

Our car accident attorneys use photos, dashcam videos, traffic surveillance videos, accident reconstructionists, and other evidence to identify all causes of your crash.

Who was at fault for your distracted driving accident?

Any entity who contributed to your crash can be held liable for damages. Identifying the parties that should be held accountable can maximize your settlement.

Did the at-fault driver have liability insurance? 

Liability insurance pays when the policyholder causes injuries to someone else. The company is only obligated to pay for losses up to the policy limit, however. 

Did your actions contribute to the accident? 

Under the contributory negligence doctrine, you can recover compensation for your losses if you were less than 51% at fault for the accident. However, your award will be reduced in accordance with your portion of fault. 

How severely were you injured? 

Car accident victims who suffer severe injuries that require long-term medical care, multiple surgeries, or result in significant pain and suffering will generally receive larger injury settlements.

FAQs About Distracted Driving Accidents in Las Vegas

Our injury attorneys can obtain the other driver’s phone records, traffic surveillance videos, and eyewitness testimony to show that the other driver was using a cellphone when the accident occurred.

Distracted driving is not illegal in Las Vegas, but using a hand-held device for texting, talking, posting on or reading social media, or for GPS is against the law. If the at-fault driver is convicted, the conviction can be used as evidence in an injury case.

A spouse, dependent child, or parents may be able to file a wrongful death claim if a family member is killed by a distracted driver. 

With few exceptions, you have up to two years from the date of your crash to file a lawsuit for a distracted driving accident. Filing outside the statute of limitations may result in your case getting thrown out, costing you the ability to seek compensation for your losses.