Dram shop liability laws vary from state to state. When someone is injured in an accident that involves alcohol, many states allow the injured person to seek damages from the people who caused the accident and the business that provided the alcohol. This is what is known as "dram shop laws".
Although Nevada is one of a few states that don't enforce dram shop liability, they do, however, allow bartenders or servers who give alcohol to minors to be held liable for any damage that the minor may have caused.
Statutes of Limitations and Damages
Since dram shop and social host liability claims are both classified as civil cases, liability is expressed solely in terms of monetary damages. The most common types of compensation awarded for these cases typically include:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Value of housework and childcare the injured person would provided
- Pain and suffering
In some instances, the state of Nevada will also allow the injured person to seek punitive damages. This is often done in attempts to punish particularly bad cases of wrongdoing. Like all cases, these claims must be submitted within a certain time after the accident occurs. Situations may vary, but generally speaking, Nevada's state laws require all claims to be filed within two years of the date of the injury.
How Can I Take Legal Action After Suffering a Drunk Driving Accident?
When determining the best legal action after being involved in a drunk driving accident, it's best to work with a drunk driving accident lawyer who understands your claim. Here at Christiansen Trial Lawyers, we have over 50 years of combined experience in cases just like yours. We are equipped to help you achieve your goals and dedicated to giving you the support you need throughout the process.
Working with one of our award-winning attorneys can also ensure protection against ill-intentioned insurance companies that want to cheat you out of the settlement you deserve. Let us be your voice.
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