Many people have heard the term “punitive damages” and want to know how it applies to their personal injury or car accident claim in Las Vegas. “Punitive damages” is an amount that is awarded by a jury to punish a party in a civil lawsuit. This term is also sometimes called “exemplary damages,” as the award is intended to set an example. Punitive or exemplary damages is usually contrasted with compensatory damages, which are intended to make an accident victim whole again. Learn more on when punitive damages are awarded.
The consequences of drunk driving accidents could be devastating to the victims and their families. Victims of drunk driving accidents may be unable to work and end up with piles of medical bills. They may be looking to see who they can hold responsible for their car accident-related injuries. This blog answers the question of whether a seller of alcohol in Las Vegas can be held responsible for a drunk driving accident.
American common law recognizes that a person injured by the negligence of others is entitled to compensation. Many lay people may use the term “negligence” without fully understanding how the law defines it and how it is applied. Learn more on how negligence applies in personal injury cases, such as in car accidents in Las Vegas.
In our over 26 years of experience as Las Vegas personal injury attorneys, we have seen our fair share of car accidents caused by drivers who were impaired or high on drugs, both illegal and legal drugs. A while back ago, the Las Vegas car accident attorneys at D.R. Patti & Associates represented the families …