Paradise, NV (November 17, 2023) - Two people were hurt after an alleged drunk driving-related crash in the Paradise area on Thursday, November 16. The accident took place on Las Vegas Boulevard near NV-592 that afternoon at around 1:40 p.m. Two people were traveling in a Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle when the driver crashed through a barrier at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The driver remained at the scene and showed signs of intoxication.
Both the driver and passenger of the SUV were hospitalized for treatment of sustained injuries. At this time, no updates on the crash have been provided. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in the hands of local law enforcement officials, and more information will be provided as it continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Drunk Driving Crashes in Nevada
Driving drunk is a crime, but it continues to contribute to a high number of serious crashes in Nevada. Statistics show that nearly 30 percent of traffic fatalities reported in the United States in 2020 involved an intoxicated driver. There were 8,626 deaths to vehicle occupants in DUI collisions that year, with a total of 11,654 fatalities in total. An estimated 20,000 drunk driving crashes take place in Nevada each year, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries.
It is never easy when you or someone close to you is hurt by a drunk driver. This type of negligence is very severe, and the person responsible for the accident should be held accountable for any resulting damages. It is common for crash victims to be overwhelmed by their situation and the severity of their injuries, and you need someone who is ready to fight on your side to ensure you are able to make a full recovery.
You should not be on your own after a serious car accident. The insurance responder will contact you after the crash to get more information, but you should be careful of what you say. Even the slightest admittance of guilt can be used against you. It has been known for insurers to deny completely legitimate claims on these types of technicalities. Instead of talking directly with the insurer, you can have your lawyer take over these and other negotiations. This will always be to your benefit in order to strengthen your claim.
The legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. understands that you are going through a difficult time. We do not want you to be held financially responsible for the reckless actions of another driver. You need a Paradise personal injury lawyer who is ready to stand by your side and pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries and other damages. We can answer any and all questions you may have during a free consultation. Contact our law offices today at 775-227-2280 to discuss your case with a trained attorney.