Las Vegas DUI Accident AttorneyStaff Attorney2022-03-31T21:41:05-07:00
DUI Accidents in Las Vegas, NV
Nevada is ranked 20th of all states for the most DUI arrests in the nation, at an estimated 100 arrests each month. Drunk driver accidents are severe in nature as they claim the lives of nearly 100,000 people each year. Not only are they the result of criminal activity, they often result in injuries more severe in nature than other motor vehicle accidents. This is due to the extremely reckless behavior of intoxicated drivers. Oftentimes, intoxicated drivers will fall asleep at the wheel or otherwise wholly lose control of their motor vehicles, causing disastrous results. The resulting injuries can be grievous, sometimes resulting in wrongful death. If this is the case, you absolutely need guidance from an experienced car accident lawyers.
As the amount of alcohol in a person’s system increases, an individual’s central nervous system begins to function differently. Within a matter of minutes, alcohol is absorbed by your stomach and intestine and is then passed to the bloodstream where it remains until it is processed by the liver.
When pulled over for a drunk driving accident, your level of intoxication is usually measured by a Breathalyzer that measures blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
In every state, including Nevada, it is illegal to drive with a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher (unless you are operating a semi-truck, bus, Taxi, Uber or Lyft, the legal limit is 0.04 percent.)
Have you been injured in a Las Vegas DUI Accident?
If you have been injured due to the recklessness of a drunk driver, you should not have to fight the complicated legal battle alone. There are several steps you should take to ensure your rights are preserved following the accident:
Call the local police department: Once you have found a safe spot to use your phone, call the police immediately. Provide a detailed description of the vehicle that hit you and remain there until they arrive. Police officers can help by investigating how the accident occurred and they will provide you with a statement detailing the crash. If you suspect the other driver was intoxicated, it is imperative that you let them know.
Gather critical information: Photographic evidence can and likely will be used in court to help strengthen your case. Take as many photos and videos of the DUI accident scene. Include vehicles, damage, skid marks on the road, and if possible, the suspected drunk driver. If you do not have a camera handy, take down as much information as possible about the drunk driver and their passengers.
Get medical treatment: If you were injured in the accident, it is critical that you receive prompt medical attention. This is not only beneficial for your injury claim, but it is also beneficial for YOU! Even if you feel like you are “fine,” you should still see a doctor. Some injuries do not become apparent until days after a crash.
Punitive damages for a drunk driving accident
Due to popular public disfavor of car accidents caused by drunk or intoxicated drivers, punitive damages are available to victims of DUI related incidents. Punitive damages are designed to deter future similar wrongful conduct and therefore involve massive monetary penalties. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not cover punitive damages resulting from their insured’s intoxication. However, the Injury Firm has developed a method of using the threat of punitive damages as an incentive to nevertheless tender the policy limits of their insured drivers, involved in such motor vehicle accidents.
Contact a Las Vegas DUI accident attorney
If you have been involved in a collision that was the result of a drunk or otherwise intoxicated driver you should not hesitate to contact Attorney, Brian M. Boyer. The Injury Firm attorneys will work quickly and diligently to get you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. After all, at the Injury Firm, that is what we do best.
“I got into an accident that wasn’t my fault. When my insurance wanted to hold me accountable for it I didn’t know who to call so I reached out to The Injury Firm. I can’t tell you how satisfied I was! It was like having a personal assistant. They took care of everything for me. I hope I never get in an accident again but if I do, they’ll be the first call I make.” – Omid S.
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Absolutely, yes! In fact, you can’t afford to NOT hire us. By working with an experienced DUI Injury attorney, you can rest assured knowing you will receive the maximum compensation for your child’s injuries. We do not charge a fee up-front, and we do not collect payment until AFTER we have settled your case. We will NEVER make more than our clients. That said, there is really no reason why you should not hire an attorney!
Every case is unique; however, we will work diligently to get you your maximum financial compensation as quickly as possible. By working with Brian M. Boyer, you will never be left in the dark. You can text or call him 24/7, and he and his dedicated staff will provide you with case updates as your claim progresses.
We can’t predict the future; however, we can tell you that we are determined to win. Our skilled attorney understands torts law and he has successfully recovered millions for his injured clients. By hiring Brian, you are hiring the best option available.
Brian M. Boyer has practiced personal injury law for over a decade. In the past ten years, he has helped multiple car accident victims recover financially. His expertise as an injury lawyer remains unmatched in terms of securing maximum compensation for his clients.
If you or a loved one have experienced a personal injury following an accident, do not try to manage the complicated insurance negotiations and legal paperwork alone. You need an attorney, so please contact lawyer, Brian Boyer at (702) 800-0988 for a free and confidential case review.