Experienced Auto Accident Lawyers in Henderson, Nevada
At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, our Henderson, Nevada auto accident attorneys focus on the overall physical, emotional, and financial well-being of our clients after they are injured by the negligence of another driver.
Henderson residents have seen a rise in traffic in their Clark County city thanks to the increased number of restaurants, concert venues, shopping malls, and resorts and casinos that are located in their neighborhoods. Unfortunately, with increased traffic comes more car accidents, and if you become a victim of one of these collisions, our Henderson personal injury attorneys do not want you to face the negligent driver or the insurance company alone.
How Many Traffic Accidents Occur in Nevada Each Year?
Henderson, Nevada is a mere 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas, which, along with the leisure opportunities located within the town, inherently increases the traffic flow in the area.
Some of the major factors that contributed to these traffic collisions included:
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drowsy driving
According to the NHTSA, distracted driving was the cause of 3,450 deaths across the United States last year, and with the texting and driving habits of motorists becoming all-too-common, those numbers are not expected to decline.
Is It Ever Okay to Text and Drive in Henderson, Nevada?
The Nevada Department of Transportation, it is illegal to talk or text and drive on a handheld device in the State of Nevada. Texting and driving can delay a driver’s reaction time as much as a person who is driving while legally drunk.
The frequency of texting and driving has led to most states banning the use of cellphones behind the wheel. It has been shown that reading or sending a text message takes the driver’s eyes off the road for five whole seconds. If the driver is traveling at 55 miles per hour, that fives seconds equals traveling the length of a football field — with their eyes closed.
What If I Have Been Injured by Someone Who Was Texting and Driving in Henderson, Nevada?
If you have been injured in a traffic collision in Henderson, Nevada that was caused by a distracted driver, contact our accomplished Henderson car accident attorneys at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen today at (702) 505-8115 to learn how we can help you hold the negligent driver responsible for your medical bills and lost wages. You do not have to face the insurance company alone. Our experienced Henderson, Nevada car accident lawyers can help you pursue the financial recovery you deserve.
At Bertoldo, Caker, Carter & Smith, our personal injury law firm also focuses on the following practice areas: