Our world is becoming more technologically dependent. We now have apps and browsers that can provide us with just about any information that we could want. We carry on full-fledged friendships over online servers and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. We are even going so far as to order groceries and other household goods online instead of driving down to the grocery store. Unfortunately, there are certain downsides to this dependence, and one of them has become using our phones while we are driving.
This statement rings true in many places, including Las Vegas. While many tourists walk down Las Vegas Boulevard to look at the glitz and glam and shining lights of the many casinos and restaurants that line the Strip, others feel like staying in their cars. Many of these individuals are recording videos on their phone and taking “selfies” while they cruise down the strip, unaware of the danger that they are causing. This behavior in Las Vegas leads to a lot of distracted driving, and all of this distracted driving leads to accidents.
Around 3,500 people, each year are killed from distracted driving accidents, and thousands more are injured. Not only are people injured, but millions of dollars in property damage is caused by these fender benders, collisions, and complete disregard for people and property. Many experts believe that this is only going to get worse.
These accidents leave many people without any recourse, like most traffic accidents. Hospital bills can pile up, and trips to the doctor may become a routine occurrence if the injuries are bad enough. To make matters worse, there are often extra bills that have to be paid to repair your vehicle that was involved in the accident. You will also have to take time off work and lose out on more potential income. These are just a few repercussions of somebody taking a picture of the Bellagio fountains or the Eiffel Tower on the Las Vegas Strip while driving.
So How Can We Help You?
Luckily for those injured in these accidents, there is a defense that they have, and many lawsuits will turn out in their favor in the form of large settlements. When it comes down to it, the person doing the texting and taking the selfies and videos was in the wrong. In fact, using a device such as a cell phone without a hands-free apparatus (impossible to do if you are taking a selfie) is illegal in almost every state, and for good reason.
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by a motorist using reckless disregard. Taking selfies and videos while driving, you can contact Mainor Wirth and get the power of the law on your side. Take back what was wrongfully taken from you with a personal injury suit.