People come from all over the world to visit Las Vegas and have a good time. For some, this involves drinking alcohol and commuting on our public roads. Unfortunately, this type of dangerous behavior keeps Las Vegas law enforcement extremely busy. According to the Las Vegas Detention Center, the crime of driving under the influence (DUI) is the second leading cause of arrests in Las Vegas, and anyone who commits this crime poses a serious threat to anyone on or near a public roadway. Because DUI accidents often result in serious injuries, and often times death, Nevada law (NRS 42.010) allows an injured person to make a claim for punitive damages against the at-fault driver who was driving under the influence at the time of the accident.
What this means is the at-fault driver who is DUI is not only liable for the injured person’s injuries, harms and losses, they are additionally liable for punitive damages. Punitive damages, while not expressly covered under an automobile insurance policy, are a great motivator to getting a DUI accident case settled for a very favorable amount.
Remmel Law Firm sues drunk drivers. If you have any questions about DUI crashes, you’ve suffered a personal injury from a drunk driving accident, or for a car accident attorney in Las Vegas, you can contact our office for a free consultation: (702) 522-7707.
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