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LAS VEGAS DRUNK DRIVER ACCIDENTS ATTORNEY
Experienced Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer
Drunk drivers cause thousands of accidents every year across the country, many of them fatal. There are a considerable number of drunk driving accidents in Las Vegas in particular since the city has a reputation for being a party and entertainment town. While there are many accidents involving drunk drivers that are single-vehicle accidents involving only the drunk driver, there are a considerable number of accidents where the drunk driver crashes into other vehicles on the roadway.
Victims of drunk driver accidents and their families, however, have the ability to obtain compensation and justice for the wrongs done to them by drunk drivers who were reckless and negligent enough to get behind the wheel in an intoxicated state. Even buzzed driving is considered to be driving while impaired, which is dangerous and poses a risk to other drivers who share the roadway.
Drunk driving accidents are unique in that they are often entirely preventable accidents. It is because of the other driver’s illegal and negligent actions of getting drunk and then getting behind the wheel of a vehicle that you have had to suffer injuries and property damage, and for that you should be justly compensated. Your life may have been turned completely upside down because someone else broke Nevada’s drinking and driving laws and put you in danger. You should never stand for such an injustice.
Naqvi Injury Law is a law firm dedicated to helping accident victims obtain compensation for their losses and suffering. We are experienced, knowledgeable and have the resources needed to pursue these cases successfully. No one who is victimized by a drunk driver should have to face the drunk driver, or the insurance companies alone, especially when you are trying to recover from your accident injuries. We want to help you get the maximum compensation that you are entitled to for your medical expenses, future medical treatment, lost wages and more. Let us help you get the compensation that you deserve by holding those who are liable to you accountable for their actions.
Building a Successful Case
Our firm has extensive experience in cases involving drunk driver accidents, car accidents, truck accidents and other acts of negligence. We understand the legal issues in such cases and how to build a persuasive case for our clients. Naqvi Injury Law begins each case by carefully investigating the facts to establish liability. We research all of the facts and identify all possible liable parties so that our clients can seek the maximum amount of recovery that they are entitled to.
We also take the full measure of our client’s losses, including medical costs, lost wages, and the pain and suffering of the victim and victim’s family into account and include those in our claim. Our goal in every case is to maximize the compensation our client receives. We do this by examining every aspect of your drunk driving accident case to make sure that the scope and extent of your injuries, damages and harm are fully documented so that you will have strong supporting evidence in your claim against the drunk driver.
We take drunk driving accidents very seriously on behalf of our clients because not only did the drunk driver act in a way that caused serious harm to you, but the drunk driver also engaged in criminal activity that was in violation of the law. While the criminal aspect of the drunk driving accident is out of our hands, we take the civil liability aspect of the drunk driving accident very seriously and seek the maximum possible compensation from the drunk driver and his or her insurance provider.
There are many additional factors that are present in a drunk driving accident case compared to a normal automobile accident case. For instance, there is a lot of evidence that needs to be collected concerning the drunk driver’s intoxicated state at the time of the accident. Your lawyer will have to work hard to collect police reports, arrest records for the drunk driver, field testing results, and any biological test results that prove the other driver was well over the legal limit at the time of the accident. This evidence is useful in proving liability.
Similarly, if the drunk driver is convicted criminally for his or her drunk driving, the criminal conviction can be used to demonstrate liability to the victim in a civil personal injury lawsuit. This is a boon for drunk driving accident victims. We make sure to follow the progress of any criminal proceeding against the drunk driver as a conviction can be helpful to you on the civil side of the proceedings against the drunk driver.
Drunk Driving Accident Injuries
It is all too common for the victim of a drunk driving accident to suffer serious and extensive injuries. These injuries can have a lasting impact on your life, such as permanent disability, disfigurement or the loss of a limb. Everyday after your accident, you will have to be reminded on the drunk driver who caused your injuries. Sometimes the injuries sustained during a drunk driving accident are life-threatening or even fatal. These are just a few examples of the types of injuries that can be suffered during an accident.
Other common injuries victims suffer during an accident involving a drunk driver include:
- Traumatic brain injuries, head wounds, and concussions.
- Broken or fractured bones.
- Amputated or crushed limbs.
- Serious internal injuries, such as internal hemorrhaging or injured organs.
- Soft tissue injuries such as twists, sprains and strained muscles.
- Injuries to the spinal, neck and back.
- Chemical burns to the face, chest and lungs due to the deployment of an airbag during impact.
- Psychological trauma, such as post traumatic stress disorder.
Small Cases Can Become Large Ones
Automobile accident injuries typically do not heal quickly. Recovery can last for months and may require future medical care, such as regular rehabilitation sessions or future surgeries. There is also the possibility that you will never make a full recovery compared to how you were before the accident. For instance, if you are partially disabled by the accident, or you lose a limb, you will never be able to recover to the same degree as you were before your encounter with the drunk driver.
When a drunk driver causes serious havoc to your life and causes you physical harm and property damage, you are often entitled to compensation from the driver and/or the drunk driver’s insurance. You should not wait too long to pursue your claim against the parties that are liable to you after a drunk driving accident since you have a limited amount of time in which you can bring your claim under the state’s statute of limitations. If you do not file your claim in a timely manner, you can lose out on your rights altogether. It is important that you do not delay in seeking the assistance of an experienced drunk driving accident injury lawyer to help you file your personal injury claim.
Cases involving drunk driver accidents have some unique aspects that can favor an injured plaintiff. While you cannot make a claim against the bar or restaurant that may have over-served the drunk driver, you are permitted to fight for compensation from the driver’s insurance company and the driver himself.
The State of Nevada has an interest in these cases too. It is possible to get a case exempted from arbitration on public policy grounds — increasing the possibility of a larger settlement or award from trial. In cases involving drunk driver accidents, the blood alcohol test from the police DUI / DWI investigation can be used to obtain an exemption, and can also be presented to the jury if the case goes to trial. Naqvi Injury Law has had success in obtaining exemptions from arbitration and will make every effort to obtain such an exemption for you if it is the best course of action in your case.
Accident cases involving drunk drivers can also become more complicated if the victim dies as a result of the accident. If your loved one was killed by a drunk driver, you can rely on us to provide you with aggressive legal representation while you go through the grieving process. While a drunk driving accident lawsuit cannot bring back your loved one, it can provide you and your family with financial support to get you through this tough time. In a wrongful death action, you may be eligible for damages such as medical expenses for the deceased, the lost wages of the deceased, and funeral expenses along with other noneconomic damages.
In addition to the normal damages associated with an accident case, such as damages for medical expenses, hospitalizations, lost income and property damage, victims of drunk driving accidents may also be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are damages that are meant to serve as punishment for the drunk driver because he or she broke the law by getting drunk and driving, thus causing the accident.
Drunk driving accident cases require the skills of a Las Vegas lawyer with experience. There are special considerations in accident cases caused by drunk drivers, and insurance companies could be involved in the case as well. All of these issues can seem overwhelming to a recently injured accident victim. That is why you should consider letting an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer handle the legal aspects of your case. It can give you the time and space you need to recover from your injuries.
Reputations Are Earned, Not Given
Our law firm’s founding attorney — Farhan Naqvi has handled hundreds of complicated auto accident cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driver accidents
He started his career as an insurance defense attorney many years ago and later joined one of the largest personal injury law firms in Nevada where he often litigated more than 200 cases simultaneously. His strong experience with insurance companies & accident law is the foundation of our boutique law firm. We devote ample resources & time to obtaining maximum compensation for accident victims.
Beware Of Insurance Companies
In drunk driving accident cases it is not uncommon for insurance companies to want to reach out to you to try and settle your accident claim in advance of going to court. Through this maneuver, the insurance company is trying to get you to settle your claim for substantially less than what you rightly deserve; indeed, the insurance company does not have your best interests at heart whatsoever. The insurance company is trying to save money on your claim and will try any number of techniques, including stalling and refusing to pay your claim.
Before creating his private practice, Attorney Naqvi used to work for insurance companies defending against claims. This past work experience gives Attorney Naqvi an unique perspective on how to handle insurance companies in a drunk driving case. He understand what motivates the insurance companies and knows their techniques and strategies. He will not let the insurance companies unfairly take advantage of you. At Naqvi Injury Law we fight for your rights so that you can get the compensation that you deserve for your drunk driving accident.
Why Work with Our Firm?
Furthermore, what are you going to do if the drunk driver that hit you is uninsured? In addition to going after the drunk driver personally for the damages that he or she owes you, your accident attorney will look into filing a claim with your own insurance provider under your uninsured motorist coverage, if you have this coverage. Your own insurance company could pay out at least part of your accident claim, although they might fight you on it. Attorney Naqvi will work with your insurance provider to get you the maximum possible recovery available under your policy.
Naqvi Injury Law offers many benefits to car accident victims. In terms of fees, we usually charge only 25 to 33 percent of the total compensation, versus fees of up to 50 percent at other law firms. We also advance all costs while your case is pending.
When you hire one of our skilled attorneys, you’ll never have to wonder what comes next. We’ll guide you through the steps of pursuing the best payout for your injuries, while advising you of potential problems or practices to avoid while your case is being reviewed and worked on. We are available to answer any questions you may have about the different legal processes involved in your case, so you’ll never have to guess at what comes next. Unlike some law firms, we don’t charge you any fees until you receive compensation for your case, which means you can retain our services no matter what your financial situation may be. Give us a call, contact us through our website, or send us an email.
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