If You or a Loved One Were Seriously Injured or Fatally Injured in a Car Crash Caused by a Drunken Driver, You should know. In all 50 states driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal. In all 50 states a driver may not have a blood alcohol concentration or (BAC) of 0.08 or higher dmvnv.com
Even while non-alcohol impairment substances, such as opioids and marijuana, can cause traffic accidents due to the disablement of a person’s normal muscular and mental and visual functioning, alcohol is still the leading cause of intoxicated traffic accidents and deaths.
According to a report put out by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control cdc.gov at least 28 people die in the US on a daily basis due to motor vehicle accidents that involve alcohol-impaired drivers; this means one death every 51 minutes, which some years amount to one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the nation being caused by drunk drivers.
As cited in a November 2018 study conducted by The National Center for Statistics and Analysis
nhtsa.gov in spite of a three decade long decline in the number of fatalities caused by DUI’s throughout the nation, Las Vegas, being one of the largest cities in Nevada, continues to rank dangerously high in its yearly number of deadly DUI crashes. And among all the states, Nevada had one of the highest percentage of Alcohol-Impaired -Driving Fatalities
If the driver of the vehicle that you or a loved one were a passenger in was involved in a car crash and that driver was found to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher, or if the driver of the other vehicle involved in the car crash is found to have a BAC of 0.08 or higher, then that driver may be liable to pay damages to you or your loved one.
If the driver violated any safety laws while driving under the influence of alcohol, then negligence on that driver’s part may apply and that driver may be liable to pay for damages.
Examples of Safety Law Violations include driving under the influence, making an illegal lane change, speeding or running a stop light.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a Las Vegas car crash caused by a drunk driver, you are eligible to collect compensation for your inability to work which ultimately leads to a loss of earnings, coverage for your medical and hospital bills, as well as for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result of the car crash. In cases where a drunk driver has an extremely high BAC, punitive damages may also apply.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Las Vegas, it’s important to seek legal help from trusted Las Vegas car accident attorneys who can help you navigate the legal process. Our team of experienced attorneys has a proven track record of success in helping clients get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
In some cases, drunk drivers are repeat offenders who drive without insurance. Whether the driver was uninsured or underinsured, at the Law Offices of Gina Corena, we have the expertise to aggressively work to ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. To help you recover maximum compensation for your lost earnings and income, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and for your pain and suffering, we pursue all circumstances that led up to the accident. Depending upon where the driver consumed alcohol prior to the accident, you may be able to seek damages from the individual who provided the alcohol or business establishment (bar restaurant) that supplied the alcohol.
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