The police and Nevada State Department of Motor Vehicles might already be punishing the drunk driver that hit you for their reckless behavior, but you need to take action if you want to collect compensation. At Eric Roy Law Firm, our Las Vegas car accident lawyer can help you file a claim and prepare for litigation, if need be, after an intoxicated motorist causes you or your loved ones harm. To take some of the stress of the situation off your mind, we proudly offer contingency fee agreements, which means you will only owe us anything if we win you a settlement – you do not have to worry about paying us upfront!
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The Dangers of Drunk Driving
There is evidence to suggest that just one drink can severely impair a driver’s ability to react safely to hazards and to responsibly control their vehicle at all times; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) calls this “buzzed driving” and it is currently a major concern for their group. An intoxicated motorist may have reaction times for braking events that are dramatically increased, the inability to understand how fast they are traveling, and difficulty staying within their own lane. The unpredictability of a drunk driver’s behavior makes it impossible for a defensive driver to protect themselves. With the help of a car accident lawyer, it can be proven that 100% of the liability should fall on the drunk driver’s shoulders, regardless of the type or severity of the accident caused.
Recovering Damages After a Drunk Driving Accident
Insurance carriers may acknowledge that intoxicated driving is dangerous but they may not agree that it drops liability automatically from the sober drivers involved in a traffic collision. If you have been hit and hurt by a drunk driver, you may initially be expected to pay for your own costs of recovery. Through litigation, this may be corrected and you could be fairly compensated either through a settlement or a courtroom battle.
You should receive financial compensation that helps cover the cost of:
- Initial medical treatments
- Ongoing care or rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Vehicle damage
In cases of widespread damage caused by the intoxicated driver, it may be possible to pursue punitive damages. If the court does award you punitive damages, you can be given an amount set by you and your attorney in an attempt to penalize the driver for their reckless, criminal behavior.
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Hesitation to begin your pursuit of fair compensation is usually a disadvantage to you and an advantage to the liable party. Not only do you risk waiting so long the statute of limitations expires – meaning you cannot file a lawsuit anymore – but you also give them more time to plan their defense and try to push liability onto you. Contact our Las Vegas personal injury lawyer at your earliest convenience to get the ball rolling and show your opposition that you are taking your case seriously, and so should they.