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Las Vegas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Las Vegas Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

With over 25 years experience and a Google 5-star rating, we are drunk driving accident attorneys who specialize in helping victims of DUI accidents including:

  • DUI Accident Lawyer
  • DUI Injury Lawyer
  • Hit by Drunk Driver
  • Intoxicated Driver Accident
  • Drunk Driving Car Accidents
  • Drunk Driver wrecks
  • DWI Injury Lawyer

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Let The Law Office of Kevin R. Hansen Take Your DUI Injury Case

Were you injured by a drunk driver or intoxicated driver car accident in Las Vegas? Being injured in a DUI car crash can be overwhelming, especially when faced with medical bills, lost wages, and insurance company hassles.

At The Law Office of Kevin R. Hansen, we understand the challenges you’re facing, and we’re here to help. We know auto accident fault and negligence law.

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Representing Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents

Talk to a Las Vegas Drunk Driving Accident Attorney with over 25 years Nevada Law and Trial Experience.  We will tell you if you have a valid claim and give you legal advice for your case.

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Drunk Driving: A Clear and Present Danger in Las Vegas

Drunk driving is a huge problem in Las Vegas and Clark County. Every year, many accidents happen because someone chose to drive after drinking. 

With so many tourists and a lively nightlife, the chances of encountering a drunk driver are higher here. This makes it really dangerous for everyone on the road.

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We offer Zero-Charge Case Evaluations, and a No-Win, No-Fee guarantee.  Put over 25 years of Personal Injury law experience on your side with the Law Office of Kevin R. Hansen. 

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Why a Drunk Driving Accident is Different

Drunk driving accidents are not like regular car accidents. When someone drives drunk, they’re breaking the law in a serious way, which means they can face tougher penalties. Because of the recklessness involved, victims often can get higher compensation and punitive damages for their injuries and losses. This compensation covers not just immediate damages but also long-term effects.

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Nevada DUI Laws

Understanding Nevada's Drunk Driving Laws

In Nevada, the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is 0.08% for most drivers. The penalties for drunk driving get worse with each offense. A first DUI can result in fines and losing drivers license, while second and third offenses can mean jail time. 

Plus, Nevada’s implied consent law requires drivers to take a chemical test if suspected of DUI; refusing this test leads to more penalties.

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Damages Recoverable in a Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit

Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit Compensation

If you’re a victim of a drunk driving accident, you can seek various types of damages. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Sometimes, the accident causes long-term health issues, which can also be compensated to ensure you get the support needed for ongoing care.

Here’s a hot tip: Talk to a lawyer before contacting any insurance company.

Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable: Beyond Compensation

Taking legal action against drunk drivers isn’t just about getting compensation. It’s also about holding them accountable. Courts can award punitive damages to punish the drunk driver and deter future incidents. This not only helps the victim but also sends a strong message against drunk driving.

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Why Do You Need an Attorney for Your DUI Injury Case?

The reality is that we cannot stress enough the  importance of having an attorney when dealing with insurance companies.

The insurance companies hope you  handle your own claim. This way they control the outcome and minimize expenses.

An experienced DUI auto accident attorney can provide several key advantages:

  • Objective Fault Assessment: A lawyer can help assess the situation objectively and determine the true extent of fault, countering any biased assessments by insurance companies.
  • Expertise in Negotiations: Attorneys are experienced in negotiating with insurance companies. They understand the tactics these companies may use and are skilled in countering them to ensure fair treatment for their clients.
  • Maximizing Compensation: With a deep understanding of the law and experience in similar cases, attorneys are adept at ensuring that their clients receive the maximum possible compensation for their damages and losses.
  • Court Representation: If negotiations with the insurance company fail, an attorney can represent your interests in court, presenting a strong case backed by evidence and 25 years of legal expertise.

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Lead Personal Injury Lawyer Kevin R. Hansen

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Kevin Hansen

Kevin has spent over a quarter century representing people who’ve been injured by intoxicated drivers in car accidents in Nevada. He is battle tested and trial ready. 

 

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Amanda Harmon

Amanda’s attention to detail and thorough case preparation are invaluable assets to our clients who were injured by a drunk diver. She leaves no stone unturned. 

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What Evidence is Used to Determine Fault in DUI Car Accidents

Evidence being evaluated to determine fault in a car accident

To determine who is at fault, your attorney will consider various elements, including:

  • Police Reports: These documents provide vital details about the accident, including statements from those involved and witnesses.
  • Witness Testimonies: Eyewitness accounts can offer valuable insights into the accident’s circumstances and fault.
  • Conducting interviews with witnesses.
  • Driving Behavior: Speeding, distracted or reckless driving can significantly influence fault determination.
  • Weather Conditions: These are also considered when assigning fault.
  • Reviewing medical records
  • Inspecting injuries or property damage.

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Case Results

Product Liability – $5.2 Million

Motor-Vehicle Accident – $1.2 Million

Grocery Store Slip & Fall – $1.4 Million

Casino Slip & Fall – $1.4 Million

Sexual Assault – $1.34 Million

Motor Vehicle Crash – $1.4 Million

Wrongful Death – $5 Million

Importance of Police Reports in Drunk Driver Car Accident Cases

While a police report is not the final word in fault determination, it is a critical piece of evidence. It contains details about the accident, statements from involved parties, and observations from the responding officer. In Nevada, it’s mandatory to file a DMV Report of Traffic Crash (SR-1) under certain conditions as per Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 484E.070.

Important Note: If the intoxicated driver is not charged or convicted of being intoxicated, don’t give up. A good attorney can analyze the actual legal fault. There is a lower burden of proof to prove civil liability as in auto accidents. You may still be able to receive compensation for your damages. 

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FAQ

Who is at fault questions and answers

Yes, in Nevada, you can claim compensation even if partially at fault, provided your fault level is under 51%.

First, get medical help right away. Then, call the police and collect as much information as you can at the scene.

You might still get compensation through your own uninsured motorist coverage or other legal options.

A: An experienced car accident lawyer is essential for safeguarding your rights and ensuring just compensation in a fault-based system like Nevada’s.

One of the first tasks we will do is to notify the parties of your claim and require the preservation of evidence (video, reports, documentation of damages, med reports, etc). Nevada Statute of Limitations and the Preservation of Evidence are the two best reasons you should not delay.

Got Questions About a Las Vegas Drunk Driving Accident in Nevada? Let’s Talk!

If you or someone you care about has been in a drunk driving car accident, you need a Las Vegas Drunk Driving Accident Attorney. Our expert team is here to help. 

Contact us now for a free consultation and get the legal advice and support you need to get the maximum compensation for your damages.

Kevin R. Hansen and Amanda A. Harmon, experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Kevin R. Hansen.
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