Las Vegas DUI/DWI Accident Lawyer
Compensation for Injuries Caused by Drunk Drivers
Drunk driving accidents are all too common in Nevada. In 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 33 percent of fatal accidents in Nevada involved someone with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. For the family dealing with serious injuries or a wrongful death caused by a drunk driving accident, improved statistics mean nothing. The grief and loss are what matters.
Contact a Las Vegas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
At Koch & Brim, our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers have extensive experience representing the victims of drunk driving accidents. We have handled cases involving drug-impaired and alcohol-impaired drivers, including drivers under the influence of prescription drugs. Because the injuries are usually serious, our attorneys aggressively seek maximum compensation for the victims.
- Punitive damages: In Nevada, people injured by drunk drivers can ask for punitive damages – damages over and above what would be typical in a case that did not involve drunk driving. Why? In a drunk driving case, the driver put others at risk the moment he or she got behind the wheel.
- Insurance and other assets: We will pursue the maximum insurance coverage available from all sources to compensate you fairly. If there is not enough insurance we can investigate whether the drunk driver has assets to provide additional compensation.
- Uninsured drunk drivers: Someone who is irresponsible enough to drive drunk may also be irresponsible in paying insurance premiums. In cases where the driver is uninsured, our Las Vegas accident lawyers will investigate what assets are available to pay the damages and can pursue an uninsured motorist claim for compensation on an insurance policy available to the victim.