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Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Las Vegas

At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, our drunk driving accident attorneys in Las Vegas, NV work tirelessly to deliver successful outcomes to those who are injured or have lost a loved one, by another who was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Those who choose to operate a vehicle under the influence can change lives in our community without notice, and it is our attorneys’ purpose to hold them responsible while protecting the rights of our clients.

Driving Under the Influence FAQs

Q: When is a driver considered to be driving under the influence?

A: In all 50 states, including Nevada, it is illegal to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol content level of .08 or above. Individuals who are driving under the influence of drugs, both legal/prescription or illicit/illegal, are also breaking the law.

Q: How widespread are driving under the influence accidents, injuries, and deaths?

A: According to the Centers for Disease Control, last year alone more than one million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, and narcotics.

In addition:

  • 29% of all United States traffic deaths are the result of alcohol-related crashes
  • 16% of crashes involve legal or illegal drugs other than alcohol

The U.S. Department of Transportation, and their Bureau of Transportation Statistics report that:

  • Three people are killed in alcohol-related crashes every two hours
  • Last year, an estimated four million adults in the United States reported driving under the influence of alcohol at least once

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration adds that last year:

  • Deaths and damages from driving under the influence cost over $44 Billion per year
  • Total deaths reported: 10,497

The NHTSA, State of Nevada Data reveals there were:

  • 624 DUI arrests last year
  • 97 fatalities involving a driver with a blood alcohol content at or above .08

Q: What should I do if I suspect the driver who caused my accident is under the influence?

A: As with all car accidents, you should call the police immediately. It is important that the other negligent driver is held responsible, and that they do not put anyone else in harm’s way. Contact the police, and ensure that they file a full accident report, and test the other driver for alcohol or drug use at the scene. Next, seek medical care to ensure your injuries are addressed right away. Once you are able, contact Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen to handle your case. We will take the lead in pursuing the individual who caused your injury, allowing you time to heal while we handle the details.

Q: What are the common injuries associated with accidents involving a driver who is under the influence?

A: When a driver who is negligently operating a vehicle causes an accident, the injuries can be substantial, and life-changing for the other party.

The most common personal injuries associated with DUI accidents include:

Q: How can I hold the negligent driver responsible to my injuries?

A: Being injured by a negligent driver can change your and your family’s life instantly. Pursuing the individual alone can be time consuming, and fraught with dead ends that lead to their insurance company pressuring you to take a lesser settlement that you deserve.

At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, our DUI attorneys will take the lead in:

  • Communicating with the negligent driver, their attorney and insurance representatives
  • Compiling a thorough investigation of your injuries, including current and future medical needs
  • Providing an in-depth analysis of your lost wages, now and going forward
  • Outlining your overall recovery needs, and pursuing each of the negligent driver’s resources to capture the best financial outcome available for your case

Our attorneys can examine the circumstances of your accident, identify the cause or causes of your injuries, and determine whether a potential claim for car collision compensation exists under the situation. If you are entitled to compensation, we can help you gather evidence, and represent you before insurance companies or before a jury in order to recover the amount that you legally deserve.

The value of compensation from DUI car accident may include the costs of all your past and/or future medical bills, lost wages if you were unable to work because of your injuries, future lost wages if you will continue to miss time from work, and damages for your pain and suffering.

Q: Are Criminal Drunk Driving Charges Separate From Your Personal Injury Case?

A: If you have been hit by a drunk driver in Las Vegas, and the alleged impaired driver was arrested by the Las Vegas Police Department, it marks the beginning of their criminal legal trouble.

However, the drunk driver’s criminal case has nothing to do with your insurance claim or the legal pursuit of the financial recovery you deserve for the damages he or she caused.

Certainly, because drunk driving is against the law, the driver’s recklessness is typically deemed negligent as a matter of negligence per se, which is a segment of the legal doctrine.

As the injured driver, you will still need to take action to recover the compensation you deserve for your medical care, lost wages, and other miscellaneous expenses that were incurred because of the crash.

Q: How long will the recovery process take?

A: With the help of the accomplished DUI attorneys at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, the time between accident and recovery will be expedited, compared to pursuing the driver on your own. Our accident attorneys have immediate access to police reports, arrest records, medical reports, and financial records that allow our lawyers to build a case against the negligent driver immediately.

All cases differ, and each outcome is based on the overall circumstances, injuries, and details extracted from the accident.

Contact the dedicated DUI attorneys in Las Vegas, NV at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen today by dialing (702) 505-8115 to schedule a free consultation. We can help you discover the details of your case and build a prominent approach to financial recovery today.

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Why You Can Count on Our Firm
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    Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff leverage decades of experience across a diverse range of backgrounds on behalf of our clients.
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    Word-of-mouth referrals and repeat clients account for more than 85% of our business, which is a testament to the level of service we provide.
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  • Proven Record of Results
    We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients throughout the state of Nevada.

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Real Stories From Real Clients
    “Seamless and caring service.”
    I was involved in two car accidents within a year, both work comp related. I'd never used an attorney for personal injury before, but now I'll always choose Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen. They made everything seamless and easy, and were always available for questions or reassurance. This law firm clearly cares about what they do and their clients.
    - Aimee W.
    “They truly care about their clients.”
    A close family friend referred us to Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen and spoke highly of the firm. They made us feel very at ease about the situation. They truly care about their clients and making them feel at ease through the entire process. Overall, the experience has been exceptional.
    - Pete S.
    “Handled my case excellently.”
    I'm very thankful for meeting the team at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen regarding my motor vehicle accident. They helped me in a very difficult time, provided excellent medical treatment assistance, and represented my best interests. Best law firm in Las Vegas!
    - Kristina Y.
    “Best with phenomenal work ethics.”
    Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen is the absolute best. The entire crew is efficient, and their work ethics are phenomenal. For any legal needs, they are the people to go to. Thank you for all that you do for me and my family.
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    Thank you so much for your help resolving my case. Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen helped me settle my case after another attorney messed up my medical treatment. They spent hours explaining legal matters and guiding me. The loyalty of this law firm was beyond my expectations. Great settlement and so happy with the results! Thank you for all your hard work!
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    “Utmost in professionalism”
    I've used Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen on a few occasions and always experienced professionalism. Their office staff is polite and informative throughout the process. Highly recommend the team. Thank you for always answering questions and being easy to work with.
    - Steven P.
    “They always made me feel like a member of their family and not just a client.”
    “The kindness and compassion they showed during my case was amazing! They always made me feel like a member of their family and not just a client.”
    - Ryan W.
    “So seamless and easy for me.”
    “I was involved in two car accidents within a year. They made everything so seamless and easy for me and were always available for questions or reassurance. This law firm clearly not only cares about what they do, but the clients they do it for. Thank you, ”
    - Aimee W.

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Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
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