Sam Harding Law Firm

Drunk Driver Accidents Lawyer in Las Vegas and all of Nevada. Call The Sam Harding Law Firm: 702-333-7777

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The Sam Harding Law Firm

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When someone makes the terrible decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol or some other intoxicant, he or she is placing everyone who may have to deal with his or her maneuvers and decisions in danger unless that driver arrives at the destination safely.  Unfortunately, not all drunk drivers complete their journeys without incident, as people are seriously injured or worse in Nevada DUI accidents at an alarming rate.  Anyone who is in this position needs to obtain the help of Las Vegas DUI accident lawyers as soon as possible.

Below you’ll find a brief overview of how a Nevada personal injury lawsuit that’s filed in response to a Nevada DUI accident could proceed.  You’ll also find information regarding the types of damages that could be available to someone who has been injured or to a family who has lost a loved one in this type of a crash.

Nevada DUI Accidents – Lawsuit Possibilities

When a Nevada personal injury lawsuit is filed in response to a car accident, the case will generally turn on the question of negligence.  If a court finds that a defendant in a lawsuit did not act in a reasonable manner as compared to what a reasonable person would have done in a similar situation, then the defendant will be found liable for damages.

However, if a plaintiff in a Nevada DUI accident lawsuit proves that the defendant was under the influence of alcohol or some other intoxicant, then the question regarding negligence is for the most part already answered.  That’s because consuming an intoxicant and then driving a vehicle is already considered negligent conduct.  This will usually work in the favor of someone who has been harmed in this manner.

Nevada DUI Accidents – Potential Damages

Clearly, the types of damages that can be pursued and ultimately recovered by a plaintiff in a Nevada DUI accident lawsuit will depend largely on whether someone was seriously injured or killed as a result of the crash.  If someone was seriously injured by a drunk driver, that plaintiff could recover damages that compensate that party for such losses as medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering among others.

If someone is killed in a Nevada DUI accident, the family of the person who was killed could recover different types of damages in a Nevada wrongful death lawsuit.  Specifically, a family could recover medical costs, funeral costs, burial costs and other immediate forms of loss.  In addition, a family that’s forced into this position can also recover damages that compensate them for their lost income based on what the person who was killed would have earned as well as damages for the loss of companionship.

If you or someone you love has been injured or worse as a result of the actions of a drunk driver, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas DUI accident lawyers who have been fighting successfully for clients for many years.  Contact the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.
 

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Sam Harding

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Sam Harding
Caring, Dedicated and Committed to Justice

Since 1975, Mr. Harding has practiced in the area of personal injury litigation in Nevada. He has represented clients in personal injury cases including but not limited to wrongful death cases, brain injury cases, product liability cases, automobile accident cases, aircraft crash cases, dog bite cases, slip and fall cases, nursing home abuse cases and defamation cases.

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About Sam Harding

Mr. Harding is a member of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. He has been lead trial counsel in over one hundred jury trials. Mr. Harding is a member of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocacy). Mr. Harding is an AV rated attorney in Martindale-Hubble.

Nevada Auto Accidents

The Sam Harding Law Firm knows Nevada motor vehicle law. Our proven track record of court settlements is one of the best of any firm representing the injured from car crashes, motorcycle accidents, trucking and big-rig accidents and other motor vehicle related accident related injuries.

Catastrophic Injury Cases

For over three decades The Sam Harding Law Firm has been helping victims of serious injury in Nevada. From nursing home abuse and neglect to serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries and more. Let Sam Harding go to work for you. We handle all cases on a personal level. We are caring, dedicated and committed to justice.

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Sam Harding Law Firm

500 South 8th Street

Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

tel 702.333.7777 fax 702.384.5731