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Las Vegas DUI Accident Lawyer

The Las Vegas DUI accident lawyers at Koch & Brim have extensive experience representing the victims of drunk driving accidents. From drug-impaired and alcohol-impaired drivers, to drivers under the influence of prescription drugs. Since the damages are often high, our attorneys aggressively seek the highest compensation possible for the victims.

Drunk Driving Accidents in Nevada

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.

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.

Most Common Injuries From Drunk Driving Accidents

When high speed is involved, accidents and injuries can be devastating. When alcohol is added to the mix, catastrophic accidents happen. Here are some of the most common injuries people sustain due to drunk driving accidents:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Broken Bones

Las Vegas DUI Accidents FAQ’s

When are drivers considered to be driving under the influence?

The law in all 50 states, including Nevada, prohibits anyone from operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content level of .08 or above. This law also includes people driving under the influence of drugs, legal or illicit.

What should I do if I’m in an accident with a drunk driver?

You should:

  • Call the police and file an accident report.
  • Seek medical care to make sure your injuries are addressed immediately.
  • When you are able, contact a local DUI accident attorney to handle your case while you focus on healing.

How can I hold the negligent driver responsible to my injuries?

Being in a DUI accident can change your life instantly. Going after the individual alone and without help could lead you to a dead end with their insurance company.

If you hire one of our Las Vegas DUI accident attorneys, they will:

  • Communicate with the negligent driver, their insurance company, and lawyer representing them.
  • Conduct a thorough investigation of your accident to asses the situation and hold the negligent party responsible.
  • Analyzing your damages including lost wages, medical needs, recovery needs, and pursuing the highest compensation possible for your case.

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.

To book a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys, contact us online or call our office at (702) 451-3900.