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If you’ve been injured recently in an accident caused by a drunk driver in Las Vegas, NV, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you hold the drunk driver accountable and seek compensation to cover your medical costs, property damage, and more. 

De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers is an experienced Las Vegas personal injury firm with attorneys standing by to help you seek justice if you were injured by a drunk driver. We will help you navigate your case and hold the drunk driver accountable for your injuries. 

Driving while intoxicated is egregious driving behavior and one of the most preventable types of driver errors. It’s crucial that the drunk driver and any other negligent parties are held accountable if you were injured in a drunk driving accident.

Contact our office online or call our office today at (702) 222-9999 to set up a free consultation with a trusted Las Vegas DUI accident lawyer.

How De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Drunk Driving Accident in Las Vegas

How De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Drunk Driving Accident in Las Vegas

Our Las Vegas car accident attorneys have 100 years of combined experience helping personal injury victims seek compensation for their injuries. To date, we’ve helped our injured clients recover hundreds of millions in compensation from responsible parties. 

When you hire one of our attorneys, we’ll manage every aspect of your case, including difficulties that can arise due to pending criminal charges against the drunk driver. We’ll take the following specific steps to help you fight for compensation in your case:

  • Review your case and discuss potential courses of action
  • Navigate complications that arise due to simultaneous criminal proceedings against the drunk driver
  • Investigate the accident and identify any other negligent parties
  • Gather evidence to support your claims, including evidence that the other driver was intoxicated
  • Hire expert witnesses to strengthen your claims
  • Negotiate with the opposing party and any insurance companies to reach a settlement in your favor
  • Take your case to trial if a favorable settlement can’t be reached

Our attorneys have the expertise you deserve if you’ve been injured in a drunk driving accident. Contact us today in Las Vegas, Nevada, to learn more about how we can help in your case. Your initial consultation is free of charge.

How Common Are Drunk Driving Accidents in Las Vegas?

According to a recent report, Las Vegas ranks as the worst city in the United States for drinking and driving. There are approximately 4,300 arrests for driving under the influence each year in the city. 

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 13,384 people were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes in the United States in 2021. 

What Must I Prove To Win My Drunk Driving Accident Case in Las Vegas, Nevada?

To recover compensation if you were injured in a drunk driving accident, you will most likely need to prove that the driver was negligent. To do so, you must prove the following four elements: duty of care, breach, causation, and damages. 

You must establish these elements “by a preponderance of the evidence,” which means that it is more likely than not that something is true.

Duty of Care

You must show that the defendant owed you a duty of care, which is a legal obligation toward others. When driving, one usually has a duty to drive with a reasonable amount of care and caution. This includes following traffic laws, such as not driving while intoxicated.


You also must show that the driver breached or violated their duty of care. Driving under the influence would certainly be a breach of a driver’s duty of care. However, it is not always easy to prove that a drunk driver was intoxicated if a breathalyzer test was not performed right after the accident.

Nevada law prohibits operating a motor vehicle if one’s blood alcohol concentration is equal to or greater than .08% for adults or .02% for minors. A defendant who violates a statute, such as Nevada’s prohibition on drunk driving, is automatically considered to have breached their duty of care. 

This principle is known as negligence per se. If the drunk driver is convicted of drunk driving charges in a criminal proceeding, negligence per se may apply in your personal injury case, which will greatly simplify your burden of proving that the driver was negligent. 


You must then show that the defendant was the factual and legal cause of your injuries. “Factual cause” means that your injuries would not have occurred without the other party’s actions. 

“Legal (or proximate) cause” means that the defendant can be held legally responsible for your injuries because they were a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the defendant’s actions.


Finally, you must show that you suffered an injury or loss as a result of the defendant’s actions.

What Damages Are Available in a Drunk Driving Accident in Las Vegas?

A victim of a drunk driving accident may be entitled to many types of damages. They can be divided into two main categories: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages relate to the financial consequences of the accident or injury. These include things like past and future medical expenses, vehicle damage, property damage, and lost wages. In short, they are the tangible losses you sustain as a result of the accident.

In contrast, non-economic damages relate to the intangible, emotional, or psychological consequences of the accident or injury. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, disability and the impacts it has on one’s life, loss of companionship, and diminished quality of life.

When you hire one of our attorneys, we’ll explain which damages may be available in your case and will fight for you to receive compensation for all of your drunk driving accident-related damages. 

Contact an Experienced Las Vegas Crash Attorney for a Free Consultation Today

If you’ve been injured in a drunk driving accident in Las Vegas, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Our experienced Las Vegas DUI accident attorneys will help you navigate the claim process and fight for the damages you deserve.

Contact our office to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team.

Areas We Serve

At De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers our personal injury lawyers serve the following localities: Angel Park, Anthem, Boulder City, Downtown Las Vegas, East Las Vegas, Gibson Springs, Green Valley, Henderson, Lake Las Vegas, MacDonald Ranch, McCullough Hills, Mission Hills, Paradise, Peccole Ranch, Queensridge, Reno, Seven Hills, Smoke Ranch, Spring Valley, Summerlin, The Lakes, The Strip, Whitney, and more.
We also represent accident victims in Oakland, CA.

About Our Firm

De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers, located in Las Vegas, NV, is a personal injury law firm established over 30 years ago.
We have 100+ years of combined experience securing hundreds of millions for injured people throughout Nevada. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today to discuss your case.

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