Preventable Harm: Drunk Driving Accidents

Despite efforts to crack down on drunk driving, the problem persists, and it kills and injures thousands of victims each year. The most sobering aspect is that drunk driving accidents are completely preventable. Had a driver exercised better judgment before getting behind the wheel, an accident could have been avoided.

At the Law Firm of Laub & Laub, we want to help you hold the drunk driver who hit you accountable. Our attorneys have been providing Reno and South Lake Tahoe accident victims with legal counsel since 1965.

Inexcusable Behavior

Rarely, if ever, is drunk driving excusable. Studies have proven driving while intoxicated slows response time and impairs judgment. What's worse is that drunk driving accidents frequently involve repeat offenders. Choosing to drive after drinking, no matter how short the distance, is negligent behavior. Those who illegally drive under the influence should be held accountable.

Avenues For Recovery

Unlike many other states, Nevada does not have a dramshop or social host law unless the person or establishment served alcohol to a minor. These laws allow accident victims to pursue damages from a person or company that allegedly caused the injury. However, California laws do allow third-party liability claims for accidents involving alcohol.

A personal injury claim allows victims hit by a drunk driver to pursue compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In some instances, the jury can award punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the responsible party for reckless behavior.

Let Us Hold The Responsible Party Accountable

Drunk driving is illegal and endangers everyone else on the road. If a drunk driver injured you, you have every right to hold that person accountable through legal action. Let us help you seek just compensation. To start the recovery process with a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please call 775-391-4153 or reach out to us by email.