Despite the many warnings about the serious dangers associated with drunk driving, unfortunately, drunk driving accidents are still an all-too-common occurrence. Such was the case recently, when a 17-year old driver in Las Vegas was arrested after she caused a serious car accident that resulted in numerous serious injuries. The driver demonstrated signs of being impaired by alcohol, and one of the accident victims was left in critical condition following this serious collision. Witnesses stated that following the rear-end collision, both vehicles rotated in a clockwise manner and went off the road. One of the involved vehicles even overturned completely.
Accidents that are caused by drunk drivers can be extremely serious and can result in equally serious injuries for everyone involved. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision that a drunk driver caused, let the experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers at Breeden Malpractice and Injury Law assist you with your legal matter. Call us today at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online today, to find out more about how we could assist you with recovering monetary compensation.
The State of Nevada, like other jurisdictions, takes drunk driving offenses very seriously. Consequently, harsh penalties can be imposed against drivers who violate the state’s DUI laws. The BAC limit for most drivers in Nevada is 0.08 percent, with harsher standards imposed for commercial drivers, including commercial truck drivers. The legal threshold for drivers who are under 21 years of age is 0.02 percent – effectively a zero-tolerance policy.
Drivers who violate these laws can receive criminal penalties – especially where they have committed numerous drunk driving offenses in the past. Moreover, if a drunk driver causes a motor vehicle collision in which another driver or passengers suffer injuries, the at-fault driver could be named as a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit.
If you have suffered injuries in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you could file a personal injury claim with that driver’s insurance company and/or a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. If the driver violated the DUI statute, and the motor vehicle collision occurred as a result, then you may only need to prove that you suffered injuries and that those injuries occurred because of the accident. When it comes to pursuing compensation for your injuries, you could recover the costs of your medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
In the event a loved one died in a motor vehicle collision caused by a drunk driver, the accident victim’s surviving family member could pursue a claim for wrongful death damages. A Las Vegas personal injury attorney will do everything possible to pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries.
At Breeden Malpractice and Injury Law, we understand that no one asks to be injured in an accident and that drunk driving accidents can result in permanent injuries and damages. Let us help you pursue compensation against the at-fault driver in your accident today. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer, call us today at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online.
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