In Las Vegas, there is an overwhelming number of people who become hurt because of a drunk driver. As personal injury lawyers, we strive to ensure that no one is forced to suffer because someone made the reckless decision to drink and drive.
Compared to many other states, we have much more liberal laws with regards to alcohol, such as open container laws. As such, many individuals abuse the laws, playing fast and loose and even choosing to make their own interpretation of the laws. This is not right, and if you were hurt because of this, it is well within your rights to take legal action and protect yourself.
Get in touch with Maddox, Isaacson & Cisneros, LLP and our Las Vegas car accident attorneys as soon as possible if you were hurt in a drunk driving accident.
Why Drunk Driving Leads to Serious Accidents
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs severely impairs a driver’s ability to react appropriately, maintain control of the vehicle, and pay close attention to the road. An intoxicated driver has drastically reduced ability to control a vehicle because it acts as a depressant, affecting the central nervous system. In turn, it slows down reaction time, reflexes, and attention.
An impaired driver may suffer from the following:
- Slower reaction time
- Blurred or hindered vision
- Difficulty with multi-tasking
- Difficulty concentrating and paying attention to the road
- Feelings of drowsiness, which can lead to a driver falling asleep behind the wheel
- Enhanced feeling of confidence, which can lead to more risky behaviors
Driving is considered a privilege and every licensed driver owes it to others who share the road to do so safely and responsibly. When an accident occurs, causing property damage and personal injury to others, the driver faces much more serious consequences. It seems only appropriate, however, as anyone who makes a careless decision should be held accountable.
We Are Here to Help with Your Drunk Driving Accident Case
As Las Vegas car accident lawyers, we understand that this is a difficult time. However, you do not have to face this ordeal alone. We have more than 90 years of proven experience and a reputation for excellence, quality legal services, and building trusted client relationships. We charge no fees unless we secure a win for your case.
To get started with your claim, contact Maddox, Isaacson & Cisneros, LLP today.