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What can I do if a drunk driver caused a crash?

On Behalf of | Sep 27, 2021 | Personal Injury |

The severity of a car crash may dictate how your life proceeds forward. When the accident is due to a drunk driver, the stakes may prove higher, and the injuries may be worse.

The law in Nevada allows you to recover money from a motorist who caused an accident that hurt you. Find out how you should proceed in recovering money from a drunk driver.

Proving negligence

To qualify for personal injury, you must prove that the responsible person acted recklessly. People who drink and drive do so without taking the public’s health and wellbeing into consideration. As such, the court accepts intoxication as negligence.

Presenting injuries

A car crash in which you or a loved one suffers injuries may cause a significant financial and physical burden to the family. Some of the most common traumatic injuries you may experience in a car crash include:

  • Traumatic head injury
  • Open fracture
  • Spinal injury
  • Muscle damage

Collecting damages

A DUI and related criminal charges against the responsible motorist may help you recover financial damages from the insurer and driver. You may file a personal injury claim and use the criminal record as proof of negligence. If the insurance company does not pay out what your injuries are worth, you may collect from the driver. A personal injury firm, such as Hanratty Law Group, advocates for safe driving practices. You can turn to an attorney if you or a loved one is the victim of a DUI accident.

Getting the financial help you need to recover physically may prove critical to your continued recovery after a crash.