As with any accident, if you are able, check everyone involved and call first responders immediately. Take photos of the scene, including damage to your vehicle, the road, fences, and other property. Be sure to get the contact, insurance, and registration information of all drivers involved in the accident. Speak to witnesses and get their contact information and, if possible, what they saw. You should also call your insurance company and let them know you were involved in an accident, the date and time of the accident, the location, and your attorney’s contact information.
The safety and wellbeing of every passenger involved should be the top priority at an accident scene. First check yourself and everyone else for injuries, and call 911 right away if there are any injuries. Apply first aid as well if possible. The medical documentation will be very helpful for your attorney as they determine a compensation amount for the injuries you received from the incident.
As soon as possible following the accident, you should contact your auto insurance company to let them know about the incident, even if damages and injuries were only minor. Many automotive insurance policies actually make it mandatory to report any vehicle incident so that it is on record for that car. They will begin negotiations with the other insurance company for your settlement.
When law enforcement arrives on the scene, you should request the officer’s name and business card. They will file an official police report regarding the accident and which party is at fault, and this report will be extremely helpful in helping your attorney fight for maximum compensation for you. Be sure to request a copy of the report from the officer at the scene.
As soon as possible following the accident, contact a personal injury attorney in Nevada to schedule a free case consultation. The consult provides time for you to discuss the situation in depth with an experienced attorney, show your injuries, and learn about the legal options available to you moving forward toward seeking compensation. You are never pressured to hire a lawyer immediately; rather, it is an informational time for both you and the attorney.
Once you have hired an accidental injury lawyer in Nevada such at Benson & Bingham, we begin working diligently to gather as much evidence about the accident as possible. We view police reports, hear witness testimonies, look at photos, and work closely with you to determine a fair settlement for your pain and suffering. We are not afraid to take on a difficult insurance company to ensure you receive what you deserve!
Drunk driving is illegal, and many drunk drivers face stiff criminal penalties for their actions. However, criminal punishment for drunk drivers often provides suffering victims and grieving families small comfort. They still must face the challenges of physical and mental health recovery, and the mountain of expenses involved in getting their lives back on track. An experienced Nevada drunk driving accident lawyer works to obtain compensation for those innocent victims from anyone who has legal responsibility for the drunk driver’s actions.
Emergency surgeries and unexpected hospital stays lead to hefty medical bills. We can help you get everything covered by the party at fault!
Recovery from unexpected injuries means time away from work and lost wages. Let us fight for compensation so you don’t have to worry about making ends meet.
Chronic physical pain means the need for physical therapy, rehabilitation, and sometimes even surgery. You are entitled to have these expenses covered.
Compensation for wrongful death does not mean you are being reimbursed for losing a loved one. Instead, it is for funeral expenses and picking up the pieces.
Some injuries are life-altering and lead to a permanent decreased quality of life. Get your counseling and rehabilitation expenses covered through compensation from the accident.
If your vehicle or other pieces of property were damaged from the drunk driver, you are entitled to full compensation to repair or replace that property.
Drunk driving accidents cause devastation in the lives of innocent victims. Injuries and losses throw day-to-day life into turmoil. Victims ask themselves: What do I do now? How can I pay for these medical bills? Who can I hold accountable for my injuries? Hiring the experienced Nevada drunk driving accident injury lawyers at Benson & Bingham can help answer your questions and put your life back on track. We have helped many people just like you and look forward to discussing your case with you. At Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, we pride ourselves on quality, step-by-step legal services that are driven by personal representation and investment in your case. Our highest priority is to help you achieve maximum compensation.Meet the Attorneys
Wrongful death cases shouldn’t have to be handled alone, especially when they’re caused by drunk or reckless drivers. Our firm has successful experience in litigating these types of cases and recovered $2 million for a client.
Our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys have the expertise to assist you in responding to the challenges of a personal injury case involving drunk drivers. We were able to get $2,130,000.00 as compensation for a car accident in Las Vegas.
Drunk driving accidents can have life-altering consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, our firm may be able to help you seek compensation. We recently recovered $1 million for a client in a DUI accident case.
With a variety of convenient locations throughout the state, our Nevada drunk driving defense law firm is results-driven and highly experienced. We are prepared to represent clients facing all types of injuries from drunk driving accidents and are equipped to deal with difficult insurance companies.
Nevada heavily prosecutes anyone accused of a DUI. If it is the first DUI for an individual, the sentence can range from a few days to 6 months in jail and community service, along with fines and court costs. Repetitive DUI charges can lead to a lifetime in jail and hefty fines, especially when injury or death has occurred.
Under Nevada state law, any licensed person operating a vehicle automatically gives their consent to an approved test, whether that is blood, breath, or urine. They have the right to refuse a blood test if a breath test is available, unless someone has experienced severe injury or death. If the breath test is refused at the scene, the driver must have a blood sample taken within 3-5 hours.
A plea bargain in a DUI case refers to a negotiated alternative. Instead of the case going to a jury trial, a plea bargain typically calls for either a sentence reduction or a charge reduction. An experienced drunk driving attorney in Nevada can guide you through the process of a plea bargain and fight for an optimal outcome.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every day, almost 30 people die in the United States in an alcohol-related crash, more than one fatality per hour. In fact, in 2018, about 29 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities involved alcohol. These statistics reflect the sobering reality that despite decades of public awareness campaigns and crackdowns, drunk driving remains a significant threat to Nevadans. The injuries you could suffer depend on where you are in the vehicle, the speed at which the vehicles collide, the size of the vehicles involved, and other factors.
You could suffer lacerations, a concussion, or traumatic brain injury (TBI). A brain bleed could occur, leading to risk of stroke or death and the need for immediate surgical intervention.
Any of your bones could be broken or fractured in the accident, and even multiple bones at once. Some broken bones require surgery to reset, or they pose the risk of severing a major artery.
Severe whiplash and neck injuries have a lifelong impact and require physical therapy, chiropractic care, and sometimes even surgical intervention if a disc is placing heavy pressure on the spinal cord.
In some cases, you could be paralyzed from the spinal cord being pressured or severed. This leads to long recovery time or permanent suffering depending on the severity of the injury.
While you may not have any physical injuries, the psychological trauma of being involved in a drunk driving accident will have a direct impact on your quality of life and mental ability to drive again.
Injuries may not be outwardly obvious, but severe internal injury can occur from the seatbelt, airbags, or crushed vehicle parts. Internal bleeding requires emergency surgery to prevent further injury or death from occurring.
A drunk driving accident can lead to crushed limbs and the need for amputation to prevent infection from spreading to the body. This has a lifelong impact both mentally and physically.
Soft tissue injuries are extremely common in any vehicle accident. This includes cuts, lacerations, deep bruising, and more, all of which are painful and require medical attention. Some may need stitches or staples.
If a drunk driving accident in Nevada has left you injured or mourning the loss of a loved one, you may have the right to recover substantial compensation, if you act quickly. For a free, confidential, no-obligation case consultation, contact the team of experienced Nevada drunk driving crash injury lawyers at Benson & Bingham, or call us right away at (702) 382-9797. You have nothing to lose from learning about your legal rights, and potentially significant amounts to gain.