If drinking and driving turns out to be a contributing factor in this Las Vegas auto accident, we will not be surprised. Far too often, our office has seen firsthand the consequences of drunk driving accidents in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 28, 2014
A 7-car accident in Las Vegas occurred on June 10, according to several news reports which stated that alcohol might have been a factor in crash. Las Vegas personal injury attorney Paul S. Padda of Cohen & Padda, LLP, today said the accident is a sober reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving.
Padda expressed his comments in response to a June 2, 2014, article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal about 7-car accident in Las Vegas.
“If drinking and driving turns out to be a contributing factor in this Las Vegas auto accident, we will not be surprised,” Padda said. “Far too often, our office has seen firsthand the consequences of drunk driving accidents in Las Vegas. That’s why we work so hard on these cases. We strongly believe drivers who cause drunk driving accidents in Nevada should be held accountable for their actions. In addition, victims of these accidents should not be forced to suffer financially because of someone else’s reckless behavior.”
The 7-car accident occurred at around 8:20 a.m. on June 10 at the intersection of Mountain Vista Street and East Russell Road in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal article. Two people with injuries were transported to Las Vegas hospitals, where they were listed in critical condition, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal article and June 10 news report about the same accident by ABC 13 Action News in Las Vegas stated that “Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash,” according to ABC 13 Action News’ article.
A total of 82 people died in drunk driving accidents in Nevada in 2012, the highest number of drunk driving fatalities in the state since 2008, when 106 people died in drunk driving car accidents, according to statistics compiled each year nationwide by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Drunk driving in Nevada is defined as anyone with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) higher than 0.08 percent alcohol in their bloodstream while driving, according to the NHTSA. Nevada has strict drunk driving laws. Drivers convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Nevada can have their driver’s license suspended for up to 90 days, possible fines of $400 to $1,000 and possible jail time of 2 days to 6 months for their first offense, according to Nevada’s laws concerning driving under the influence of alcohol.
Taking a tough stance against drunk driving in Nevada will hopefully prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future, according to Las Vegas drunk driving accident attorney Ruth L. Cohen of Cohen & Padda, LLP.
“Drivers who drive drunk in Las Vegas or anywhere in Nevada need to understand their actions have consequences,” Cohen said. “We realize people from around the world come here to have fun. But that doesn’t mean other people should sustain serious injuries or worse due to a DUI accident. We take these accidents very seriously at Cohen & Padda. That’s why we strongly encourage you to contact us if you or a loved one was injured or killed in drunk driving accident in Las Vegas. We’re here to help you get your life back on track. We’re prepared to fight for your rights and give your DUI accident the attention it rightfully deserves.”
For more information about drunk driving accidents and the legal options available to injury victims and their families in Nevada, call (800) 967-1923 or complete the online contact form.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal article cited is “2 critically injured in southeast Las Vegas Valley pileup.”
The ABC 13 Action News article cited is “Two injured in 10-car crash near Mountain Vista and Russell.”
About Cohen & Padda, LLP
Serving Las Vegas and all of Nevada, attorneys Ruth L. Cohen and Paul S. Padda have a well-earned reputation for being dedicated, driven former Nevada federal prosecutors who successfully resolve cases for their clients. Cohen & Padda, LLP, handles a wide range of cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, employment law, personal injury, premises accidents, criminal defense and whistleblower cases. Every case is unique. Contact us to discover what Cohen & Padda, LLP, can do for you.
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