Car Accident DUI a Serious Problem in Las Vegas
Car accident DUI is a serious problem in Las Vegas, causing more than half of the area’s fatal car accidents in 2014.
Driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol can cause problems in hand-eye coordination skills, cognitive skills, and information-processing. At night, vision and color perception can also be impaired by the presence of alcohol in one’s system, further increasing the risks of car accidents.
Many DUI crashes result in severe and fatal injuries. Just recently, a driver, who was allegedly drunk, hit the rear of another vehicle on West Charleston Boulevard, causing critical injuries to the other driver. The injured driver was given emergency treatment but died a day after the crash.
Police said that the other driver who was driving a 2014 Mercedes Benz tried to leave the site of the accident, but was prevented by a security guard who was present at the scene. The driver failed a sobriety test conducted after the accident.
What to Do after a Car Accident
If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident where the other driver appears to have been driving under the influence of alcohol or an intoxicating substance, the first step is to seek medical treatment for your injuries. Soon after receiving medical attention, it’s important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney about your accident.
Your attorney can examine the circumstances of your accident, identify the cause or causes of your injuries, and determine whether a potential claim for compensation exists under the situation. If you are entitled to compensation, your attorney can help you gather evidence, and represent you before insurance companies or before a jury in order to recover the amount that you legally deserve.
The value of compensation from DUI car accident may include the costs of all your past and/or future medical bills, lost wages if you were unable to work because of your injuries, future lost wages if you will continue to miss time from work, and damages for your pain and suffering.
In Las Vegas, Nevada, the law office of Bertoldo, Baker, Carter and Smith has extensive years of experience in car accident DUI cases. Our skilled attorneys will fight very hard for you, to obtain the maximum value of compensation under the situation.
We welcome your call to us today at (702) 228-2600 to speak to one of our dedicated attorneys about your case. We provide free consultations where we can evaluate your situation.