Drivers need to make the responsible decision of not getting behind the wheel if they have had too much to drink, and we support efforts by lawmakers and law enforcement to keep drunk drivers off the road.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 21, 2013
Las Vegas car accident attorney Matthew E. Aaron today said a recent Las Vegas car accident that police say was caused by an intoxicated driver illustrates the deadly consequences of drunk driving.
According to a KSNV News 3 report (“Man arrested for DUI in accident that injures himself, 3 others,” August 10), a California man was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when running a red light and crashing his car into an SUV, causing serious injuries to himself, his passengers, and the driver of the SUV he hit.
“The dangers of drunk driving are well documented. Drivers are much more likely to run red lights, disobey speed limits, and make dangerous decisions behind the wheel after they’ve had too much to drink,” said Aaron, whose firm represents people injured in accidents and families who lost loved ones due to negligence. “The news report states that both drivers and passengers sustained serious injuries in this recent accident. Unfortunately, this type of scenario happens too often in Las Vegas. Drivers need to make the responsible decision of not getting behind the wheel if they have had too much to drink, and we support efforts by lawmakers and law enforcement to keep drunk drivers off the road.”
The KSNV article states that the accident, which happened shortly before 6 a.m. on August 10, occurred after a Honda Odyssey ran through a red light and struck a Dodge Caravan, causing the minivan to flip over onto its side.
Police reports indicate that the Honda Odyssey driver who ran the red light failed a field sobriety test at the scene of the accident, the article stated. The driver of the Caravan suffered severe injuries and was transported to UMC Trauma after being extricated by emergency personnel, according to KSNV.
“Drunk driving accidents often cause catastrophic, potentially fatal injuries that change the lives of accident victims forever,” Aaron said. “Intoxicated drivers need to be held accountable for their careless decisions. That’s why a personal injury lawyer can be a great asset to a victim or a victim’s family. An attorney can protect the rights of the injured and help send a message that drunk driving will not be tolerated in our society.”
About Aaron & Paternoster, Ltd.
Practicing law in Las Vegas since 1993, Matthew E. Aaron co-founded Aaron & Paternoster, Ltd. In 1996 with attorney Glenn A. Paternoster. Serving the legal needs of personal injury victims as well as handling cases involving bankruptcy throughout Nevada, Aaron is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for a small percentage of lawyers who have obtained million-dollar-plus verdicts. Aaron received his Juris Doctor degree in 1992 at the University of Denver College of Law.
For more information on what to do after you’ve been injured by a drunk driver in a Las Vegas car accident, call (702) 384-4111 for a free case evaluation or visit http://www.aaronpaternoster.com/ for more details.
Aaron & Paternoster, Ltd. Is located at:
2300 W Sahara Ave #650
Las Vegas, NV, 89102