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By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas

There are few circumstances more tragic than the death of a person at the hands of a drunk driver. It’s even more heartbreaking when the victim was killed in a DUI accident without warning.

That’s what happened to a 21-year old woman from Michigan early Sunday morning near the Strip. She was a passenger in a 2004 Mercury Sable that was traveling on Tropicana Avenue just west of Duke Ellington Way, not far from the MGM Grand and the Hooters Casino Hotel. At about 4am, a man driving a 2009 Mercedes Benz rear-ended the Sable, killing the unidentified victim at the scene.

A 55-year old Las Vegas resident was driving the Sable and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The Mercedes’ driver was arrested and booked on DUI charges at the Clark County Detention Center.

Not only will the at-fault driver probably be indicted for a crime, but he could very well be sued for wrongful death by the family members of the victim. In cases of this type, the grieving family could ask the court for reimbursement of burial expenses as well as compensation for mental anguish and/or pain and suffering.

Another category of damages which could be sought is lost future wages. Basically, this is the estimated amount of money that the victim would have earned in her lifetime had the accident not occurred. 

A qualified DUI accident attorney can answer any questions you might have about being victimized in a drunk driver accident.

About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in car accidents, drunk driver crashes, truck wrecks, slip and falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.