If you were injured in a drunk driving accident in Henderson, you are entitled to be compensated for your injuries from the negligent driver and his insurance company. However, the insurance company is only obligated to pay you up to the policy limits. This may not be sufficient to fully compensate you for your losses.
The secret to obtaining all you deserve is to pursue all avenues of compensation available to you. One source that you do not want to overlook is the Nevada Victim of Crime Program (VOCP).
Are You Eligible for the Nevada Victims of Crime Program?
Nevada’s VOCP provides assistance to victims of violent crimes that involve physical injury, threats of physical injury, and death. One of the eligible crimes under the program is a drunk driving accident. In order to qualify for funds, you must show the following:
- You contacted the police within five days of your accident unless you were physically or mentally unable to do so.
- You submitted your application to the VOCP within a year of the crash.
- You cooperated with the police’s investigation of your accident.
- You cooperated with the Victims of Crime Program.
What Assistance Can You Get From the Program?
You can receive a maximum of $35,000 under the Victim of Crime Program. These funds can be used to help pay these expenses that you incurred due to your drunk driving accident:
- Ambulance and hospital bills
- Medical and dental expenses
- Mental health counseling
- Lost wages
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Right to support if you are a dependent of a loved one killed in the drunk driving accident
- Insurance co-pays
- Home health care
- Prescription medications
The fund will not reimburse you for property damage, damages paid by an insurance company, and compensation for your pain and suffering.
At Jones Wilson, LLP, we understand how catastrophic your injuries can be in a drunk driving accident and the importance of pursuing all sources of compensation to ensure that you receive the full amount that you deserve. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis so you owe us no attorney fees until we win your case.
Have You Been Injured By A Drunk Driver?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, our experienced car accident attorneys are here to help. We will aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve. To learn more about your options and to see our track record in these cases, contact us online or call our Henderson office directly at 702.405.6000 to schedule your free consultation.