Alcohol-Related Accidents

Las Vegas Alcohol-Related Accident Lawyer

Representing the Victims of Alcohol-Related Auto Accidents

Drunk driving is a serious problem in Las Vegas, with Nevada among the top of the list when it comes to drunk driving arrests. Given the prevalence of drunk driving in and around Las Vegas, alcohol-related accidents take the lives of many people each year and injure hundreds more. In fact, in 2011 alone, there were 70 deaths in alcohol-related auto accidents, and alcohol-related fatalities accounted for 28.5% of all Nevada auto accidents in 2011.

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an alcohol-related auto accident, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights. For more than 30 years, Las Vegas auto accident lawyer Robert M. Apple has been protecting the rights of alcohol-related auto accident victims and helping them to obtain maximum financial recovery for their injuries and damages. Contact Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible personal injury lawsuit following an alcohol-related auto accident.

Drunk Driving Statistics

Not only does drunk driving cause auto accidents and fatal car accidents in Las Vegas, but also throughout Nevada and the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the following startling alcohol-related accident statistics:

  • Alcohol-impaired drivers are involved in about 1 in 3 fatal car accidents deaths, resulting in over 10,000 deaths in 2010.
  • Of the 1,210 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2010, 211 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
  • Of the 211 child passengers ages 14 and younger who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2010, over half (131) were riding in the vehicle with the alcohol-impaired driver.

Get the Financial Recovery You Deserve

The victims of head-on collisions may be able to recover financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages from the negligent motorist. The dedicated Las Vegas auto accident attorneys at Robert M. Apple & Associates are committed to protecting the rights of victims who are injured by drunk drivers and helping accident victims obtain full and fair financial recovery. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident and consult with the appropriate medical and accident experts in order to obtain the evidence necessary to support your claim in a court of law.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal alcohol-related accident, you may have a wrongful death cause of action, in which you may be able to recover for the following money damages:

  • Medical bills incurred by the decedent prior to death
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of the decedent’s future income
  • Loss of the decedent’s benefits (pension, health insurance, etc.)
  • Loss of future inheritance
  • Loss of parental guidance if the decedent has surviving minor children
  • Loss of spousal companionship, protection and care if the decedent was married
  • Pain and suffering of the survivors due to the trauma of losing a loved one
  • Pain and suffering of the decedent if an injury preceded the death
  • Punitive damages if the defendant’s actions were intentional, malicious or particularly egregious

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

As with any personal injury accident, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights following a distracted driving accident. Do not hesitate to contact Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible alcohol-related accident lawsuit.

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