Unfortunately, the holiday season can be disrupted for some people when they suffer injuries in crashes caused by drunk drivers. These drivers should be held fully accountable for the injuries they cause, and victims should discuss their rights with a Las Vegas car accident lawyer.
Las Vegas is a common vacation destination for the holidays, and many people who live in the city full-time are likely planning their own holiday celebrations. While it is common to toast champagne, drink mulled wine around the fire, or have other alcoholic beverages to celebrate the holidays, this also leads to an increase in drunk driving – and drunk driving crashes and injuries.
If your holidays are stopped short due to a trip to the hospital for crash-related injuries, you want to be sure to protect your rights. Get the medical attention you need and then speak with a Las Vegas car accident lawyer who can help.
Every driver on the roads should be well aware that impaired driving is highly dangerous and unlawful. This is because alcohol can have many effects on our physical or cognitive functioning that make it difficult to drive safely. Some common impacts of alcohol that can lead to crashes include:
If you notice someone driving erratically, you should stay as far away as possible and call 911 if they are endangering others. However, sometimes, there is little to no warning before a drunk driver collides with your vehicle.
Even if a driver gets arrested and eventually convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), it might do little to compensate you as an injured accident victim. Instead, you must take action to protect your rights to compensation for your losses. This process involves:
When you are recovering from injuries, the last thing you need to worry about is the insurance process. It is always best to let an experienced legal professional handle your case.
The legal team of Breeden Malpractice & Injury Law hopes that everyone has a safe holiday season. If you or a loved one is injured by a drunk driver or anyone else, we are ready to help. Contact us online or call (702) 819-7770 for a free case evaluation and discussion about a possible case.
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