If you incurred injuries in a car crash, and you know or believe that the other driver was intoxicated due to alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both, it is imperative that you call our Fort Worth drunk driving accident lawyers.
Our award-winning car accident lawyers are dedicated to fighting for drunk driving accident victims like you. Here at Anderson Injury Lawyers, we represent clients in Fort Worth who have been seriously injured or killed by the irresponsible actions of drunk drivers. We understand how life-changing an accident can be, and we use our knowledge, skills, and resources to win our clients the compensation they deserve for their injuries, lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
While we cannot dictate criminal charges, we can file a civil drunk driving lawsuit on your behalf and pursue compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial injuries. With the help of our experienced team at Anderson Injury Lawyers, you can hold the drunk driver responsible. Call us today at 817-294-1900, or reach out online to schedule a free consultation of your case.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Texas
After a crash, you should call 911 to ensure emergency medical personnel arrive quickly and that the police come to control traffic, perform a quick investigation, and write up a report. If there are signs that the other driver is impaired, the police will take extra steps to determine if the driver has alcohol or drugs in their body, including a roadside breath test and formal chemical tests following an arrest.
Under Texas law, a driver cannot be intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in public and will be charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). One way to establish if a driver who is 21 or older and operating their personal vehicle while intoxicated is if they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher. If the driver had their commercial driver’s license and was in a commercial vehicle at the time, then the driver would be deemed intoxicated with a .04% BAC. If the driver was underage, then any amount of alcohol in their system would be unlawful.
As soon as you think the at-fault driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash, you should talk with our personal injury lawyers who are experienced in drunk driving accident claims. If you are hurt after being hit by a drunk driver, you may have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim.
Drunk Driving Accident Victim Awarded $250,000
Common Injuries From DWI Accidents
If a drunk driver in Fort Worth hit you, you might be experiencing one or more injuries, including:
- Bone fractures
- Joint dislocations
- Burns from an airbag deployment
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Herniated discs and other back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Compensation After a DWI-Related Car Accident
When you incur injuries in a drunk driving accident, you typically have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault driver. Our experienced personal injury lawyers fight to pursue financial recovery on your behalf through a lawsuit or an insurance claim. Through either avenue, we seek compensation for your:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress and Mental Anguish
- Physical Limitation
- Reduced Earning Potential
When a driver becomes sloppy, distracted, or tired, this type of carelessness can lead to accidents. However, getting into the driver’s seat after having several drinks is more than being careless; it’s unlawful, life-threatening and inexcusable. When new clients come to us, we work to prove that the intoxicated driver’s actions were grossly negligent, which means we are able to seek punitive damages. These are not necessarily intended to compensate you. Instead, punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer.
Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents in Fort Worth, TX
If a drunk driver killed your parent, spouse, child, or another relative, call our experienced drunk driving accident lawyers at Anderson Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. We will thoroughly investigate the situation, evaluate your injuries, and advise you on whether or not you can pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. We are highly experienced in Texas’ wrongful death law, and if you have a claim, we will fight hard for you and your family to receive the compensation you deserve during this difficult time.
How Our Fort Worth Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Can Help
Following a car crash involving an intoxicated driver, Anderson Injury Lawyers can help you by:
Conduct an In-Depth Investigation
If you’ve been hurt by a drunk driver, you deserve compensation for your injuries. To win fair compensation, you will need evidence of the at-fault driver’s negligence or recklessness, including evidence of their intoxication. You also will need evidence to establish the type and severity of your injuries. Our drunk driving accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation of your circumstances and gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim against the drunk driver.
Negotiating with the Insurer
Insurance companies rarely pay injury victims fairly; on the contrary, their job is to find ways to pay out as little as possible in insurance claims. When you hire our firm, we handle all interactions with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, lowering the risk of an adjuster acting in bad faith, while fighting against unfair settlements.
Calculating the Value of Your Claim
When a drunk driver hits you, it is essential that you understand the value of your claim. We will carefully calculate the value of your physical, psychological, and economic injuries to ensure that when we negotiate a settlement with the insurer, we push for a fair amount. If the insurer refuses to resolve your claim for an appropriate sum, we may recommend that we move forward with the personal injury lawsuit and fight for your compensation at trial.
Contact a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer for Help
At Anderson Injury Lawyers, we understand how devastating it can be to be hit by a drunk driver. Your car may be totaled. You or a loved one may be injured, or worse yet, you may be grieving the unexpected loss of a relative. An insurance settlement or court ruling in your favor is not going to make up for the drunk driver’s actions. However, pursuing compensation through a settlement or at trial can be the best way to hold the other driver responsible and obtain the financial recovery you need to move on from this accident. Our team has decades of combined personal injury experience and has recovered millions in compensation for our injured clients. Let us help you.