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Why it’s key to establish negligence in a drunk driving accident

If you have been the victim of a car accident caused by a drunk driver, there are a few basic things you should know about your rights. You may have suspicions about the driver’s intoxication level being over the legal limit at the time of the crash. However, suspicions are not enough to prove your claim. A full investigation will need to be conducted in order to determine the cause of the suspected drunk driving accident.

After the investigation has been conducted by the authorities, you may consider conducting one of your own. Consider the help of our legal team at Bradley Drendel & Jeanney. We can answer any legal questions you have about the accident. We can also help to shed some light on how to recover for any medical expenses or property damage that you incurred due to the accident.

One way to prove your claim is to prove that the driver that struck you was negligent at the time of the crash. Recovering damages rests on proving that the other driver was largely at fault for the accident. Liability for a car accident injury is based on Nevada comparative negligence law. Under the law, plaintiff can only recover if they can show that the defendant was 50 percent or more at fault for causing the accident.

When it comes to drunk driving accidents, you need someone on your side who understands Nevada comparative negligence law. If a legal team can prove that a defendant is negligent, they will likely be found at a high percentage of fault for the accident. This will mean more available compensation for the injured. The lawyers at Bradley Drendel & Jeanney are awaiting your inquiry, allow us to help you during this difficult time.


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