A 12-year-old girl was killed in a Las Vegas car accident, which police say involved a driver who was speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs. According to a CBS News report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred in Las Vegas Halloween night. Officials say the young victim was trick-or-treating with her aunt and cousins when a 2009 Mazda RX-8 struck her. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital before her mother arrived. The 41-year-old male driver involved in this incident has been charged with felony DUI.
Nevada Statute 484C.110 states, “It is unlawful for any person who: (a) Is under the influence of intoxicating liquor; (b) Has a concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in his or her blood or breath; or (c) Is found by measurement within 2 hours after driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle to have a concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in his or her blood or breath, to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle on a highway or on premises to which the public has access.”
The family of the deceased DUI accident victim would be well advised to seek the counsel of an experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who will be able to determine if they can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral costs, and other related damages.
The experienced Las Vegas drunk driving accident lawyers at Shook & Stone have a long history of holding drunk drivers accountable and helping injured victims and their families obtain fair compensation for their losses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Las Vegas car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, please call our offices at (888) 662-2013 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.