Below you will find a brief overview of the statistics that relate to the number of Nevada car accidents that lead to injuries and to fatalities that were recorded with alcohol as a factor. You will also find a comparison of the three most recent years that are available. Anyone who has been injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver needs to obtain the help of experienced car accident attorneys as soon as possible.
Alcohol-Related Nevada Car Accidents – 2008 – 2010
As stated above, the trend regarding Nevada car accidents related to alcohol has been moving in the right direction in recent years. The most recent year of records that is available is 2010, and you’ll see below just how much improvement has been made in this regard. However, you’ll also see just how big of a public safety problem that remains.
According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, 98 people were killed in alcohol-related Nevada car accidents in 2008. That number fell to 78 in 2009 and to 69 in 2010. The trend regarding the number of people who were injured in alcohol-related Nevada car accidents looks somewhat similar. In 2008, more than 3,100 people were injured in these types of collisions. In 2009, that number fell to approximately 2,800 and in 2010 that number continued to drop down to just under 2,000.
Nevada DUI Accidents and Legal Fallout
When someone consumes alcohol and then causes a Nevada car accident that leads to someone being seriously injured or even killed, that drunk driver will face serious criminal charges that could include the possibility of years if not even decades in prison. Given this reality, many people who have suffered because of the actions of a drunk driver will struggle with understanding how they should proceed in order to attempt to recapture some of the enormous financial and emotional losses that they have endured.
Fortunately, people in this position can file Nevada personal injury lawsuits in response to these incidents, but they will need help in succeeding with these efforts. If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of the actions of a drunk driver, you need to seek the help of Nevada accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for many years. Contact Bernstein & Poisson today to schedule a free initial consultation.