A drunk driver crashed into a Las Vegas home and caused extensive property damage.
Homeowner wakes up and finds a car crashed into their property
The crash happened at the intersections of Abarth Street and East Sahara Avenue on a Monday morning. The intoxicated driver of the pickup went into trees, a parked car outside, and then finally struck the structure of the house. An occupant of the house told the local news that she was startled by a loud rumbling noise as she was waking up early in the morning. She initially did not know what caused the noise. She went outside and saw that a motor vehicle accident had affected her house.
There were two impacts that damaged the property. The homeowner said that the suspect’s white pickup truck first went into her husband’s car and pushed it into the house. After that impact, the truck flipped over and went into the house near the front door, creating a large hole in that spot. The garage door also sustained damage.
When police arrived at the scene around 6:30am, they found the driver and arrested him for suspected drunk driving. No one inside the house was hurt, but the family had just moved in six weeks earlier. Photos from the local news showed the suspect’s damaged car along with police working in the area while workers were called to make temporary repairs.
Lawsuits to pay for repairs
Drunk drivers can be sued in civil court to pay for any injuries or damage that they cause. This can happen even if there are related criminal charges that are reduced or dropped. The structure of this lawsuit is very similar to any other civil car accident case.
Even if the homeowner has an insurance policy that will cover some of the costs of the damage, it is still beneficial to talk to a lawyer about the possibility of a lawsuit.
Costs and the value of the claim
Depending on the extent of the damage, if the driver has insurance, and other factors, it may be possible to get a sum of money from the person responsible. However, the amount that will be paid to the victim is limited by the amount of actual damage that can be proven through things like records for repair and other means. An attorney can explain more about the specific amount of damages available in each case after an initial consultation to discuss the accident.
Talk to local Las Vegas attorneys
Lawyers who assist clients after all kinds of motor vehicle accidents are available in Las Vegas and nearby parts of Nevada. Southwest Injury Law can assist you with filing a case against the driver at fault.