Drunk Driving Accidents in Las Vegas
All drivers have an obligation to follow the rules of the road when they get behind the vehicle of a car. When they do not, accidents can happen and people can become very seriously injured. Negligent driving behaviors can not only put the driver themselves in danger, but also put everyone else on the road at great risk for injuries and maybe even death. There are several poor driving decisions that are not allowed on the road. One of the most dangerous things a driver can do is to operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
When a person drives under the influence, they are not only violating the law but putting everyone on the road in harm’s way. Driving drunk is one of the leading causes of serious traffic accidents that result in severe injuries or even fatalities. When a driver operates a vehicle with the blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher in the state of Nevada, it is considered driving under the influence. When this happens, that driver is violating their duty to provide the legal standard of care for others on the road. If drunk driving results in an injury or even the death of another person, the driver may be held responsible for their actions through a personal injury lawsuit.
When an injury or death happens as a result of a drunk driver’s negligent behavior, the driver can be held liable. In the event of a successful case, the injured party may be able to recover significant damages to compensate them for any expenses or lost wages as a result of the accident.
After an accident, the injured party often suffers from this trauma. While many believe compensation only covers physical trauma, damages can be awarded for emotional or psychological trauma as well. This means that the injured party may receive both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages can cover expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, and the need to hire outside help for the injured individual. Noneconomic damages may be awarded for burdens such as pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress caused by the incident.
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If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident and seek legal representation, contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates, LTD. today.
When individuals in Las Vegas are injured due to the negligence of another party, they can turn to Lawrence C. Hill & Associates for quality legal assistance. Whether you were injured on someone else’s property, were injured by a negligent driver, or impacted by negligence in another way, we are here to help. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.