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Las Vegas Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Las Vegas is famous as a party city. But that doesn’t mean drunk driving is ever acceptable. When motorists choose to get into a car after drinking, they put others who share the road at risk for severe injuries and death. When that happens, you need a car accident lawyer. And it happens a lot—almost one third of all traffic fatalities in Nevada involve alcohol.

Those who suffer severe injuries at the hands of a drunk driver lose income from missing work while medical bills accumulate, adding financial burden to the physical pain of injury and healing. If you have been harmed by a drunk driver in the Las Vegas area, Nevada law permits you to sue for losses incurred as a result of the accident and injuries as long as you take legal action within two years.

The skilled legal team at Benson & Bingham is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. If you live in the Las Vegas area, call (702) 382-9797 for a free case evaluation to discuss the details of your drunk driving accident and determine the best path forward for your circumstances.

Benson & Bingham’s Results in Drunk Driving Accident Cases

The award-winning personal injury attorneys at Benson & Bingham have years of experience in the negotiation, settlement, and litigation of cases for injured Nevadans, including those harmed by drunk drivers. The firm’s resolute commitment to client service and has led to the recovery of more than $135 million in settlements and court-awarded damages for injured clients.

Recent case results include $1,000,000 and $165,000 for clients injured in DUI accidents as well as multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for clients injured in other types of traffic accidents. These results are only examples and do not guarantee an outcome for your case; however, the dedicated legal team at Benson & Bingham aggressively pursues the best results possible in every drunk driving accident case. Act now, contact Benson & Bingham before its too late.

Drunk Driving Accidents Cause Debilitating Injuries

Serious drunk driving accidents lead to severe injuries that require immediate medical attention. Those who are lucky enough to live through a catastrophic drunk driving accident might suffer one or more of the following injuries:

  • Multiple broken bones and fractures requiring surgery with pins and/or plates, especially when drunk driving accidents occur at high speeds
  • Severe head injuries which can result in traumatic brain injuries (TBI) leading to lifelong challenges with senses, cognition, communication, and changes in behavior as well as residual headaches or migraines and in the most severe cases, permanent vegetative state (PVS)
  • Severe neck injuries including whiplash from impact and other brain injury damage, as well as fractured or herniated neck vertebrae
  • Back injuries including broken or bulged discs which often result in chronic pain for life even after one or more surgeries to repair problems
  • Spinal cord injuries which can result in temporary or permanent paralysis in some or all of the body
  • Limb crush from force upon impact, especially legs, which can result in amputation when doctors cannot restore blood flow into affected limbs
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage from airbag deployment, blunt force trauma from impact, or broken ribs which puncture lungs and other organs during the accident
  • Burns requiring weeks or months of recovery, sometimes including an induced medical coma, skin grafts, and reconstructive surgery, when a drunk driving accident results in a fire or explosion

Seeking Damages After a Las Vegas Drunk Driving Accident

When a drunk driver causes an accident and injury, victims have a legal right to seek damages in civil court. Nevada, like most states, entitles victims of someone else’s wrongdoing to recover compensatory damages. Punitive damages, typically reserved for intentional harm and gross negligence to punish the defendant, are rare. Yet, depending on the circumstances of the drunk driving accident, a court might award them.

If you bring a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver who caused you harm, you might receive compensation for the following economic and non-economic damages in a settlement or as a result of court-awarded damages:

  • Medical expenses for ambulance and emergency services, hospitalization, surgery, X-rays, followup visits, and prescriptions
  • Future medical expenses when a drunk driving accident results in permanent disability or injuries requiring lengthy recovery
  • Rehabilitation costs including visits with specialists who help accident victims recover lost functions and cope with disabilities
  • Cost of assistive devices including wheelchairs, canes, prosthetic limbs, and crutches
  • Lost income and benefits from missing work due to a drunk driving accident and associated injuries
  • Lost future income when a drunk driving accident prevents an injured victim from returning to gainful employment, or seeking it in the future in the case of a child victim
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of consortium with a spouse
  • Scarring and disfigurement

If you have lost a child or loved one in a drunk driving accident, you might be eligible to receive compensation depending on your relationship with the victim. An attorney can advise you about whether you can bring a wrongful death suit against the drunk driver who caused the death of your family member. Eligible survivors might recover one or more of the previously listed damages, funeral and burial expenses, and other non-economic damages specific to the survivor’s relationship to the victim.

Get the Legal Help You Need From a Las Vegas Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Las Vegas Drunk Driving Accident LawyersThe experienced car accident Lawyers at Benson & Bingham understands the challenges their clients sometimes face after a serious drunk driving accident. In addition to free consultations, we also take cases on a contingency fee basis, only collecting attorney fees from compensation we secure for you. Our team can investigate your accident and uncover relevant facts to build a strong case against the drunk driver who harmed you or your loved one, giving you the chance to focus on healing and recovery.

If you or your loved one has suffered injuries in a Las Vegas drunk driving accident, contact Benson & Bingham online or call (702) 382-9797 to hire a qualified drunk driving accident attorney who can advocate for you to get the compensation you deserve.

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