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In the state of Nevada, it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher. Unfortunately, that does not prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. If you have been the victim of a DUI accident, contact The Janda Law Firm to speak with our Las Vegas DUI accident attorney today. We can help you pursue the maximum compensation available under the law.

Why Choose Our Las Vegas DUI Accident Lawyers?

  • We operate our practice on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs to you. We do not charge you any fees until we win a settlement or verdict.
  • Paul Janda is both an attorney and a neurologist. Our medical experience makes it possible to research injury cases quickly, saving you time and money. It also enables us to determine the exact costs associated with your injuries, so you can claim the full compensation you deserve.
  • We prepare our cases as though we were going to trial, with well-researched, comprehensive legal strategies, and negotiate skillfully on your behalf for the maximum compensation.

Nevada DUI Accident Statistics

As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 1,025 people were killed in DUI accidents in Nevada in a recent 10-year period.
  • 1.8% of adults in Nevada reported driving after drinking too much within the previous 30 days.
  • The rate of deaths in alcohol-impaired crashes per 100,000 population in Nevada in a recent year was 2.8 for drivers of all ages.
  • By gender, the death rate per 100,000 population of people in Nevada involved in DUI collisions was 4.2 for males and 1.4 for females.

What Are the DUI Laws In Nevada?

A driver with a BAC of .08% or higher is considered to be driving while impaired. For a commercial driver, the limit is .04%, and for drivers under the age of 21, it is .02% under the state’s “zero tolerance” laws. A driver with a BAC below the per se limit can still be arrested for DUI if the police officer observes that the person’s driving was impaired. DUI can also be charged if a driver’s blood reveals the presence of any quantity of an illegal drug.

Damages in a Las Vegas DUI Accident Claim

If you have been hurt in a DUI crash, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. Depending on the particular circumstances of your case, compensatory damages you may be able to claim may include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

In Nevada, you are also entitled to pursue punitive damages if the driver who caused your accident and injuries was DUI. These damages go above and beyond compensation to punish the drunk driver for egregious wrongdoing. Punitive damages are allowed in DUI accident claims because driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is unlawful, and such accidents should never occur.

Speak With An Award-Winning Las Vegas DUI Accident Attorney Today

At The Janda Law Firm, we believe in holding drunk drivers accountable for the injuries they cause. We are also committed to pursuing full and fair compensation for the people they harm. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Las Vegas DUI accident attorney if you have been the victim of a serious DUI accident.