Drunk driver caused accidents are all too common in Las Vegas. Given the nature of the Las Vegas tourism industry, we have more than our fair-share of people seriously hurt or killed each year by drunk drivers. It seems as though, practically on a daily basis, a drunk driver seriously injures other drivers. These types of car accident cases are treated differently under Nevada law. If a drunk driver causes an accident and injures another person, Nevada law allows the imposition of punitive damages. In other words, punitive damages are an element of every drunk driver-caused car accident case in Nevada.
Why does this matter?
Because it greatly increases the possible amounts of recovery in these types of cases. It is only right and correct that someone who selfishly and stupidly drinks, drives, and injures others is held to a higher degree of accountability given the availability of taxis, Uber rides, and Lyft rides. It is utterly inexcusable for someone to drink and drive and to do so selfishly put others in serious peril. At Oronoz & Ericsson, we have substantial experience in fighting for people hurt by drunk drivers. We guarantee to give you our best effort and to make sure that you get the largest possible recovery in your case. If you or a loved one is injured in Las Vegas or Clark County by a drunk driver, contact us immediately because there are important steps that need to be taken to protect your rights. We promise to do everything possible to make sure that you are completely satisfied with the outcome of your case.