Aggressive Driving and Car Accidents In Nevada

NRS 484B.653 is written to help put pressure on drivers in the state of Nevada to reduce their driving speeds. This rule of the road falls under the Aggressive driving, reckless driving, and vehicular manslaughter section and what it tells drivers is that if they speed and two other violations are committed in a one-mile stretch, negligence can be associated with their acts. It aims to raise the steaks for hostile and belligerent driving practices.

The violations that could result in negligence and could carry additional harsh punishments when associated with speeding can include:

  • Illegal passing
  • Not allowing for enough space between cars
  • Not properly signaling
  • Not obeying traffic control devices

What Does Negligence Mean?

Donoghue v. Stevenson which is otherwise known as “Paisley snail” or “snail in the bottle” is a case where a woman felt ill after drinking a beverage that had a snail inside the bottle. The woman successfully sued the manufacturer for negligence. This basically sets the stage for what is legally known as the duty of reasonable care. Meaning it is expected that there exists some degree of caution and responsibility on the part of individuals regarding their own activities when it comes to their personal safety and the safety of those around them.
Speeding and behaving in a reckless manner while violating other laws is indicative of behavior that is not responsible or cautious with respect to one’s own safety or the safety of others. This behavior violates the legal duty of reasonable care which is expected in Nevada. When victimized under these circumstances, it is imperative that there is enough evidence to establish breach, causation, and damages to make a case for such violations of duty. This is where an established Nevada car accident attorney can help you ensure you have all the data needed for a strong case.

How to Apply Negligence for Damages

For most all moving violations there is reasonable enough evidence to believe that an accident can occur as a result and so negligence would apply if:

  • A safety law was violated including aggressive driving or an individual traffic violation,
  • AND

  • The breach of that traffic safety law lead to a victim’s damages

Evidence needed to help strengthen a case for compensation includes medical records, bills, or loss of wages from job income statements. When a victim can create a connection between their accident and their claim for compensation regarding the damages they sustained from the crash there is a strong ability to recoup costs.

Nevada Personal Injury Lawyers

Navigating the complex legal codes and system can be confusing and overwhelming for victims who desperately need compensation for their injuries, damages, loss of wages, and property destruction. On top of this complex system, In Nevada, there exists a 2-year statute of limitations for a victim to file a personal injury claim. Don’t allow the time to pass or allow yourself to be overcome by the burden of finding legal justice.

The Cottle Firm is here to help you and guide you through the process. Our team of aggressive Las Vegas personal injury attorneys can help you recoup the costs of all your expenses including the psychological distress the whole ordeal has caused you. You deserve legal justice, let one of our caring Nevada personal injury attorneys handle your claim for you. Call us today and one of our resourceful personal injury lawyers will discuss your claim with you at 702-722-6111.

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