Drunk driving in any state is illegal. It causes thousands of fatal accidents every year across the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 10,500 people were killed in 2018 due to alcohol-impaired driving. In Nevada, people driving under the influence will face jail time and a hefty fine of at least $400, as well as license suspension, vehicle impoundment, and court fees to retrieve their license. Sadly, these consequences aren’t enough to prevent driving under the influence. Out of 330 fatalities, 87 people were killed due to someone driving under the influence of alcohol. Las Vegas is particularly hazardous because of the entertainment and party influence in the city. Thousands of people from all over the country and the world visit Las Vegas to experience the unique drinks, games, and parties that only Las Vegas can offer. This, unfortunately, promotes dangerous and irresponsible behavior that puts people’s lives at risk.
Thanks to the efforts of Dimopoulos Injury Law, victims of alcohol-related accidents and their families will receive compensation for the collisions committed by people driving under the influence. Those who drive while intoxicated are irresponsible, careless, and put themselves in danger at the expense of others around them. Even buzzed driving is considered driving under the influence because as you near the Blood Alcohol Content level of .08, your reaction time and movement are slowed drastically before you reach the legal limit.
In addition, impaired driving is no only driving while intoxicated from alcohol. Intoxication can come from taking prescription medications, or even using medicinal Marijuana.
Don’t let yourself and your family be taken advantage of because of another driver’s carelessness. Contact our team of drunk driving attorneys today!
Drunk Driving Accident Compensation
Drunk driving accidents are entirely preventable accidents. You deserve reparation for the injuries, property damage, and wage loss you suffer because of the other driver’s completely negligent and illegal actions. Your life was at risk because someone violated Nevada’s drinking and driving laws.
The drunk driver’s insurance company will do everything they can to avoid paying for damages. They will try to place the blame on you, so they’ll receive money out of your pocket instead of paying you what they legally owe. Dimopoulos Injury Law is dedicated to representing accident victims during long phone calls and court hearings, allowing you to focus on your recovery. Our team has the experience and resources to successfully handle your insurance claims and court cases. Anyone injured by a drunk driver does not have to face the drunk driver or face the insurance company alone, especially if you are trying to recover from an accident injury. You are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, future medical treatment, lost wages, and more. In addition, in cases of drunk or impaired driving, Nevada State law allows you to recover punitive damages, or damages that are awarded to punish the impaired driver above and beyond your injuries. Hold the people responsible for hurting you and your family accountable by calling the highly-rated DUI lawyers in the beautiful city of Las Vegas — Dimopoulos Injury Law.
DUI Accident Injuries
DUI accident injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ damage
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death
When you’ve been hit by an intoxicated or impaired driver, a head-on collision or being rear-ended can be a very serious, if not fatal accident. A driver’s sense of awareness is diminished when their BAC is above the legal limit or if they are impaired from taking opioids, narcotics, or other legal, but impairing substances.
The civil penalties for a DUI accident can be substantial because drunk driving in court is viewed to be beyond mere negligence, it is downright criminal. You may claim compensation for any and all medical expenses resulting from the crash if you are injured by a drunk driver. The cost would include the hospital bills at the time of the accident as well as bills accrued in the future from physical therapy or rehab services. The drunk driver would also be required to pay you, the victim of the accident, for property damage that happened at the time of the DUI car crash.
Should you need to miss work due to the injuries you received from a DUI accident, you are entitled to receive compensation from the drunk driver. There is a possibility that you could be permanently disabled and can no longer do your job or work in general. In these situations, your drunk driving attorney will contact experts in your field to explain to the judge how much income and benefits are lost because of your debilitating injury.
In the state of Nevada, there are laws that allow you to recover pain and suffering reimbursement from DUI accident settlements. The amount of compensation for pain and suffering is determined by the jury of the court. After a jury has listened to your case, they will review and discuss the facts and may award you not only your medical bills, wage loss, and loss of future earning capacity, but also “punitive” damages, which are damages to punish the impaired driver for their illegal behavior. Nevada law does not limit the pain and compensation available to the accident victim in DUI civil court cases.
Depending on the severity of the accident, you may also receive punitive damages from the drunk driver. This holds the negligible driver more responsible by giving them preventative measures to keep another accident from occurring. Punitive damages are meant to punish the driver and keep them from committing another careless crime.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: How can I hold the negligent driver responsible for my injuries?
A: Don’t take on such a daunting task alone. Dimopoulos Injury Law will hold the driver accountable for their inconsiderate and criminal actions for you while you take care of personal responsibilities with yourself and your family.
At Dimopoulos Injury Law, our DUI attorneys will:
- Communicate with all parties involved with the drunk driver. This includes their attorney and insurance company.
- Conduct an investigation of your involvement with the accident and compile evidence of medical, emotional, and property damages
- Examine potential lost wages from the time of the accident and onwards
- Q: How long will the recovery process take?
A: Our experienced DUI attorneys at Dimopoulos Injury Law significantly decreases the time between accident and recovery. You’ll realize how much time you save by contacting a drunk driving victims attorney. We have direct access to medical records, police reports, arrest records that lets us pursue the negligent driver immediately.
Every case differs, and each outcome is based on the overall circumstances, injuries, and details extracted from the accident.
Dimopoulos Injury Law is a top Las Vegas law firm to pursue your case. We are timely, respectful, and knowledgeable. You deserve to receive due compensation for your accident. If you’re involved in a drunk driving accident, call us today! We’ll quickly respond to you and get your case moving.