Despite law enforcement’s best efforts to educate drivers on the dangers of getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is still a frequent problem throughout Nevada. People who are simply minding their own business and obeying all traffic laws can find themselves with serious injuries and even be killed when there is a drunk driving accident. One of the worst calls a family can get is that a loved one was hurt or lost his or her life in a drunk driving crash. After it has happened, it is important to consider the future and discuss a possible lawsuit with an experienced attorney.
A two-vehicle accident killed one driver and led to the other being arrested for drunk driving. The accident occurred after midnight. Law enforcement was called to the scene after a 2018 Lincoln MKX driven by a 19-year-old was allegedly driving at excessive speed. A 2016 Ford Fusion being driven by an 18-year-old male was making a turn when the vehicles collided. The driver side of the Ford was hit. The driver was rushed to the hospital and was later declared dead. The driver of the Lincoln was taken to the hospital and later arrested. The investigation is continuing.
A fatal accident is a terrible occurrence at any time and under all circumstances, but when it is a young person who is just starting his or her adult life, it is even more difficult to get beyond. When it is due to a driver who was under the influence, it is harder to accept. Although a legal filing will not bring the person back, it can help the family to deal with the incident and receive compensation for lost companionship, pain and suffering, lost contributions, funeral expenses and more. Consulting with a law firm is essential to a case.
An alleged drunk driver sped through the streets and collided with a turning vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was rushed to the hospital suffering from serious injuries and died. As the investigation continues, it is wise for the family to consider their options and take the necessary steps to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A law firm that has helped many people after car accidents should be contacted for advice.