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Drunk driving's consequences for Nevada

Driving while intoxicated is a crime in the state of Nevada. This has not, of course, brought an end to drunk driving or its often tragic consequences. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has collected data on the effects of drunk driving in each state. The statistics for Nevada are shocking.

Drunk driving accidents are entirely preventable. Those who drive drunk have chosen to get behind the wheel when they should know they are in no condition to drive. Between the 2003 and 2012 over 1,000 Nevadans were killed in accidents involving a drunk driver. Rates of death were highest for persons between the ages of 21-34, but the fatalities affected people of all ages.

The good news is that incidents of drunk driving have decreased in recent years. However, the CDC reports that in 2010 alone, there were millions of incidents of drunk driving. Nationally, one out of three traffic fatalities involved a drunk driver. For those who suffer injuries or a loved one's death due to the actions of a drunk driver, there are legal options. Recovering for the losses you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a drunk driver seems only right.

Criminal laws alone have never been enough to prevent people from doing something. Our penal systems are evidence of this fact. However, the civil justice system provides means for victims and their families to seek and secure compensation for their misfortune. Injuries that are the result of a drunk driver can, and should, be compensated for.

Source: cdc.gov, "Sobering Facts: Drunk Driving in Nevada," Accessed February 6, 2017

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