The Drummond Firm Can Help
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes—that’s one person every 48 minutes. A DUI is perhaps the scariest type of motor vehicle collision. It is scary because of the intentional act of the driver placing themselves on the roadway in an impaired state and because it is a threat to the safety of everyone in the community.
Nevada law provides special rights to those injured by a drunk or impaired driver. An injured victim, or their family, me be entitled to an award for punitive damages, in addition to damages for bodily injury and pain and suffering. A punitive damage award gives rise to both criminal liability and civil liability under Nevada Revised Statute 42.010. “In an action for the breach of an obligation, where the defendant caused an injury by the operation of a motor vehicle in violation of NRS 484C.110, 484C.130 or 484C.430 after willfully consuming or using alcohol or another substance, knowing that the defendant would thereafter operate the motor vehicle, the plaintiff, in addition to the compensatory damages, may recover damages for the sake of example and by way of punishing the defendant.”
As a former United States Federal Military Prosecutor, attorney Craig W. Drummond previously prosecuted drunk drivers sending them to prison. Now, as an attorney representing those injured by drunk drivers, he will put his powerful skill-set to work to fight to achieve substantial compensation for your injuries. If you or a family member has been injured by a drunk driver, give our office a call today for a no-charge initial consultation to discuss your case and your rights.
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Who IS Responsible for Drunk Driving Accidents?
Drunk drivers are responsible for their own behavior, including choosing to drive their vehicles after consuming alcohol.
Those responsible for hosting parties where alcohol is served may be held liable in the event a guest causes a drunk driving accident if the host was known to provide alcohol to the guest after he or she was clearly intoxicated, or knowingly served alcohol to a minor.
- Bar/Restaurant Staff & Owners
Bar and restaurant owners and employees can also be held responsible for drunk driving accidents. It is their responsibility to stop serving patrons that appear to be intoxicated.