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December 22, 2014 18:40 ET

Bernstein & Poisson Attorneys Discuss Holiday Drunk Driving Accidents

Every Year, This Team of Experienced Attorneys Represent Many Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents Who Are Injured Due to the Negligence of Others

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Dec 22, 2014) - Bernstein & Poisson is a personal injury law firm in Las Vegas. This year, Bernstein & Poisson has advice for victims of holiday DUI crashes. The attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson in Las Vegas regularly represent victims of drunk driving accidents. As the holidays approach, these attorneys want potential victims of DUI crashes to be aware of an important fact: there is hope for collecting compensation in many cases when someone is injured by a drunk driver. Although many drunk drivers are uninsured or unlicensed, it may still be possible to recover payments for expenses related to DUI accident injuries.

During the holidays, drunk driving increases nationwide. In 2012, Nevada saw a total of 11,576 arrests for DUI in the state, many of these over holiday weekends. That year, there were 82 impaired driving fatalities statewide, the majority of which occurred in or near the Las Vegas area. Furthermore, there were also many injuries of innocent victims due to drunk driving crashes.

According to the personal injury attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson in Las Vegas, it is wrong to believe that a drunk driver will automatically be exempt from a personal injury lawsuit. "While Nevada does not have a dram shop law per se, establishments that serve liquor to under-aged persons may be liable for damages," says Jack Bernstein, founder and partner of Bernstein & Poisson. "In addition, if the driver is insured, his or her insurance company may try to deny your claim but, in most cases, you can force the insurance company to pay your medical bills and other expenses. Finally, if the driver is uninsured, your own insurance coverage may be responsible for paying some of your expenses under your uninsured motorist coverage policy."

Those who have been the victim of a drunk driving crash may wish to consult a personal injury attorney for advice on recovering payment for their injuries. Victims may be entitled to several types of damages including payment of medical bills, money to compensate them for pain and suffering, reimbursement of lost wages and other expenses. For more information, victims should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. It is important to take action on any DUI accident case as quickly as possible as there is a relatively short statute of limitations which may bar victims from filing a claim.

About Bernstein & Poisson: Bernstein & Poisson is a personal injury law firm in Las Vegas, Nevada, whose attorneys help victims of accidents recover compensation to pay for their expenses related to injuries.

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