Drunk Driver Accidents

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Experienced Drunk Driver Accident Attorney

Drunk drivers cause thousands of accidents each year.  Since Las Vegas has a reputation for being a party and entertainment city, it has more than its share of accidents involving drunk drivers and DUI cases.

In the state of Nevada, motorists are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more within two hours of driving (a “per se” DUI) or while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Types of Compensation

  • Compensatory damages – meant to make the injured party whole, cover medical bills, funeral expenses, property damages, and other similar expenses
  • Punitive damage – meant to punish the drunk driver for his or her reckless conduct
  • Insurance policies – we will go after the drunk driver’s insurance policies
  • Uninsured drivers – if the driver is uninsured our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys will investigate what assets are available to get you the most compensation for your injuries

Luckily, our legal system provides a system for victims of drunk driver accidents to gain compensation for the wrongs that have been done to them.

Drunk driving accidents are preventable accidents.  The driver who chose to get behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol or drugs was acting illegally – these are DUI offenses.  Because the injuries caused by drunk drivers are usually serious, our attorneys will aggressively seek maximum compensation for the victims.

What are common examples of personal injury cases in Las Vegas?

The most common example of a personal injury case is a car accident. A vehicle accident occurs when a driver fails to exercise reasonable care while driving. If you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you should consult an experienced Auto Accident lawyer in Las Vegas. Other common types of personal injury claims include:

What Should I Do if I Suspect the Driver Who Caused My Accident is Under the Influence?

If you’ve been in an accident, you should contact the police immediately.  It’s important to make sure that the other driver is held responsible and that they do not put anyone else in harm’s way.  Contact the police to make sure that they conduct field sobriety tests such as a breath test or blood test and fill out police reports.  These test results and reports will be important to your future case and showing that there was a DUI charge against the responsible driver.  Then contact Anthem Injury Lawyers for assistance handling the details of your personal injury case.

While we are pursuing the civil case against the individual who caused you injury, the authorities will be handling any drunk driving charges that will be filed against the driver.  There may be a DUI arrest, jail time, and a criminal case against the drunk driver. The drunk driver may also face license suspension by the DMV and revoked driving privileges if law enforcement is able to obtain a DUI conviction.

Experienced Nevada Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

If you or your loved one has been injured by a drunk driver in the Clark County area, you should contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Anthem Injury Lawyers for a free consultation about your case.

Let our experienced personal injury law firm handle your legal issues and get you the compensation that you deserve.  We are experienced with drunk driving cases and the attorneys and staff at our law office are ready to get you the justice that you deserve.

Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas Before the Insurance Companies

It’s important to speak with us before you speak with any insurance companies. If they try to contact you, let them know you have an attorney, and provide them with your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer’s contact information. The other side’s insurance company will often try to get you to settle your case for a low-ball amount. Never sign, accept, or deposit anything from the other party or their insurance company without consulting your personal injury lawyer first.

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