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DUI Killer Gets Maximum Sentence In Rebel Girl Case

Many of you may remember the heartbreaking story of the death of an 18-year old dance team member at UNLV in 2009. Lindsay Bennett, who was a member of the school’s Rebel Girl squad, was killed by a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on an Interstate 215 exit ramp. Vladimir Legerev reportedly had a...

DUI Accident Claims Life of Young Woman

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.

Fatal DUI Car Crash Case Set for Trial

According to reports, a man told police, “I can’t drive home. I’m too drunk” after he crashed his PT Cruiser into a Mercedes in Las Vegas. The collision, which killed 52-year old Robert Childress, Jr., happened at the intersection of Charleston Street and Main Street when the at-fault driver reportedly ran a red light.

Helping Your Personal Injury Claim against a Drunk Driver

If you are involved in a car crash caused by a drunk driver, the first thing you should do is get the proper medical attention. However, if you are able to function without worsening your injuries, or if another occupant in your vehicle is unhurt, there are some steps that can be taken to bolster a future personal injury claim against the drunk driver.

Drunk Drivers May Pay More in Personal Injury Cases

In 2008, roughly 33 percent of all car accident deaths in Nevada involved a drunk driver (i.e. someone who has a blood alcohol concentration of higher than 0.08). In total, 324 people in Nevada were killed in car wrecks involving drunk drivers, according to alcoholalert.com. Thousands more suffered serious injuries in these types of accidents.

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