Nevada Law on Cell Phone Use while Driving a Vehicle

While technology has provided us with great conveniences, technology also perpetuated a deadly cocktail. The use of a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is extremely dangerous.  However society has widely accepted this negligent act, only increasing the dangers of the road. Being connected has taken the 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. job and extended the hours to 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Simply put, people cannot operate a 2 ton vehicle while talking on their cell phone. Running red lights, failing to stop, failing to use due care, etc. are just a few of the deadly citations issued by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department/ Nevada Highway Patrol/ North Las Vegas Police Department/ and Henderson Police Department.

In Las Vegas, Nevada the issue of cellular phones while driving is fast becoming a hot legal topic. In fact, California has taken affirmative steps to save lives.  Effective July 1, 2008 drivers may not use cell phones while operating a motor vehicle unless the driver uses a hands-free device. (Senate Bill 1613)

Everyone reading this content on the Benson & Bingham website is guilty of looking down to dial and/or text something more important than human life.  Automobiles have a false sense of security.  One of the most dangerous things an American does in this life he does everyday, drive.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a careless driver using their cell phone contact Benson & Bingham.  Some cases deserve criminal punishment, while others give rise to punitive damages in a civil case.

Nevada Supreme Court Reinstates Malpractice Lawsuit in Las Vegas Child’s Birth Injury

A mother will be allowed to file a birth injury lawsuit over four years after the infant was born at Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Supreme Court ruled that the parents had a ten year period with which to file a lawsuit, since the injury was classified as a birth defect/brain damage.

The women gave birth during an emergency procedure where the baby was removed through Caesarean section.  The infant’s head was cut by a scalpel during the procedure and hospital workers couldn’t stop the bleeding.  An hour after the birth injury, the baby was taken to Regional Neonatal Center.  After being admitted to the hospital, the baby survived but a brain injury was sustained from the care.

Nevada law specifies that a mother has up to ten years to file suit if the injury involves medical malpractice or negligence resulting in birth defects or brain injury.  Typically, most medical malpractice and other personal injury suits can only be filed up to two years after the injury in Nevada courts.  Although the lower courts tried to dismiss the claim due to the statute of limitations, the Nevada Supreme Court overruled decision stating that the injury fell under the ten year statute.

Medical malpractice and hospital negligence can result in tragic events to the victim and their loved ones.  Although doctors and hospitals do their best to avoid medical error or mistakes, sometimes the MD or hospital administration is at fault.  If you believe you have been injured due to bad medical judgment, contact the Las Vegas Law Firm of Benson & Bingham, skilled medical injury attorneys.