What happens in Las Vegas may stay in Las Vegas, but the fact of the matter is that people across the state of Nevada are at serious risk of being involved in a drunk driving crash. Some people take partying too far, get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated, and drive drunk. And, the statistics surrounding drunk driving show just how serious this problem is.

Between 2012 and 2016, nearly 400 individuals in Nevada died and just over 680 individuals suffered serious injuries in drunk driving accidents. Most drunk driving deaths during that time period involved male motorists between the ages of 26 to 35 years old. In addition, most drunk driving deaths and serious injuries took place on a Saturday or Sunday. Some types of drunk driving accidents included rear-end crashes, head-on collisions and sideswiping accidents.

The State of Nevada is taking steps to address drunk driving. Some efforts include high visibility DUI enforcement programs, statewide recidivism programs and DUI education programs. However, the fact of the matter is that drunk driving crashes occur far too often in the state.

When a person is injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, they or their family may suffer many damages. Medical bills, lost time at work, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and more can quickly add up. Moreover, depending on the extent of the victim’s injuries, their lives may never be the same. For this reason, victims of drunk driving crashes may wish to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Doing so may provide victims with the financial resources needed to make ends meet during a difficult time.