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Nevada DUI Car Accident Attorney

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, about 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes every day. These staggering statistics, coupled with the estimated cost for total damages ($44 billion in 2010), make drunk driving one of the leading causes of traffic-related deaths and damages, second only to distracted driving. Unfortunately for car crash victims, obtaining fair compensation is not always straightforward, as insurance companies routinely try to cut costs by limiting liability or simply denying cases.

If you or a loved one have been in a car accident resulting from distracted driving, seek legal counsel right away. The personal injury attorneys with Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP can help build your case and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today to schedule a case consultation.

How We Can Help

Every personal injury case is unique and may require a different approach. Still, an experienced DUI accident lawyer can provide you with valuable legal counsel, collect evidence, and represent you during negotiations or in court. Here are some of the ways we can help.

  • Gather evidence. Doing so may include interviewing witnesses, collecting police reports, reviewing available video or photographic evidence, and even employing forensic experts to reconstruct the crash.
  • Determine Compensable Damages. Insurance companies often rely on simplifying a case to minimize compensation, but as every good lawyer knows, the devil is in the details. We examine each case thoroughly to ensure everything that qualifies for compensation is brought to the negotiating table.
  • Identify all liable parties. Sometimes, multiple parties may have legal liability for a drunk driving accident, such as the driver’s employer or the alcoholic beverage provider. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be better able to identify and prove this type of case to help maximize your compensation.
  • Negotiate and take the issue to court if necessary. We’ll develop a plan tailored to your individual situation and needs, which often includes negotiating with insurance companies and defense attorneys for a fair and reasonable settlement. If a favorable outcome is not reached, we’ll help take the issue to court and represent you.

How Much Compensation Can I Receive?

The compensation amount victims receive will depend largely on the severity of their injuries, which is why medical attention and diligent recordkeeping are crucial to building a solid case. In Nevada, there are three types of compensable damages: economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

Economic damages have a set price and may include the following.

  • Medical expenses (including cognitive, physical, and psychological);
  • Past and future lost wages;
  • Funeral and burial expenses; and
  • Replacement/repair of damaged/destroyed property.

Non-economic damages do not have a fixed price and may include the following.

  • Pain and suffering;
  • Amputation;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Paralysis;
  • Emotional Distress; and
  • Loss of companionship.

Compensation for punitive damages is available under more rare circumstances involving egregious negligence or malicious conduct. In addition, if the accident resulted in a person’s death, the deceased’s family may file a wrongful death claim against the defendant. Wrongful death compensation may help cover medical expenses incurred by the deceased or pay for their family’s bills while they work through the grieving process.

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Act Fast — Contact A Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Right Away!

Generally speaking, injured car crash victims have up to two years from the date of an accident to file their case in Nevada’s civil court system. While this may seem like a long time, every day counts when fighting big insurance companies! Contact a drunk driving accident lawyer before accepting any settlement offers to ensure you get maximum compensation. During our consultation, we’ll go over your case and explain your legal rights for damages.

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