Anderson Injury Lawyers demand compensation for your damages by a drunk driver.
Were you injured in a drunk driving crash? You may be entitled to compensation from the drunk driver or other liable parties. A drunk driving accident lawyer files your insurance claim and pursues damages for your medical bills, lost pay, and mental anguish.
Why Work with a Dallas DUI Accident Lawyer?
You could recover compensation for your injuries and damages regardless of any DUI (Driving Under the Influence) criminal charges against the other driver. Typically, the first step in obtaining compensation is to file an insurance claim with the at-fault party’s insurance carrier.
There are several benefits when you work with a drunk driving accident lawyer instead of trying to get compensation on your own:
- We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients.
- We take care of all paperwork, including copies of the accident report, injury and medical reports, witness statements, breathalyzer results, and other documentation.
- We file, track, and manage your claim.
- We negotiate with the insurance company to get you the best possible settlement.
- If the other side won’t play fair, a Dallas DUI accident lawyer files a personal injury lawsuit.
- We are your legal advocates while you focus on resting and recovering from your injuries.
Best of all, Anderson Injury Lawyers works for you on a contingency fee basis only. Your initial consultation is entirely free and comes with zero obligation. If you don’t recover compensation, you won’t owe us anything.
Type of Drunk Driving Accidents We Handle
Drunk driving causes many types of car accidents. Anderson Injury Lawyers accepts them all, including
Drunk Driving Accident Victim Awarded $250,000
Compensation for a Drunk Driving Crash
If a drunk driver hits you, it is your right to seek compensation for this reckless conduct. In our experience, victims of drunk driving accidents often receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses – current and future
- Lost pay
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
You can sue if a drunk driver injures you, but chances are the other party will agree to a settlement. However, our Dallas DUI accident lawyers are ready to go to trial if necessary.
How Insurance Companies Treat DUI Accidents
Even when the at-fault driver fails the breathalyzer and receives a DUI violation, some insurance companies make it challenging for injured victims to get paid.
An insurance adjuster may try to get you to admit some blame in the accident, downplay your injuries, or pressure you into accepting an inadequate offer. Drunk driving accidents that total your car and leave you severely injured are expensive for insurance companies. They do everything they can to limit your compensation.
A drunk driving accident attorney effectively counters these tactics with proof of liability by the driver and other parties.
Get Compensated even if You're Partially Responsible
A drunk driving accident lawyer can help you get compensation even if you are partly responsible for the accident. Texas has comparative negligence laws that allow you to receive compensation provided you are 49 percent or less accountable. A DUI settlement is reduced according to the percentage of your responsibility.
Holding Third Parties Liable: Texas Dram Shop Law
Under Texas law, a third party may be held accountable for serving, selling, or providing alcohol to an intoxicated person who harms someone else.
According to the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Code, alcohol providers might be liable for damages caused by the intoxicated patron under certain conditions:
- If the individual is "obviously intoxicated to the extent that he presented a clear danger to himself and others."
- If the individual's intoxication was the likely cause of damages
While it was the driver behind the wheel, it is possible to recover compensation from bars, restaurants, and liquor stores contributing to your injuries.
Social Host Liability
This statute applies to individuals age 21 and over who knowingly serve alcohol to a minor. Anyone, including vendors and social hosts, who gives alcohol to a minor is liable for damages if:
- The individual is younger than 18 years old
- The vendor or host is not the minor's parent or custodian
- The vendor or host contributes to the minor's intoxication or allowed the minor to be served alcohol that contributed to the intoxication on the premises
Drunk Driving Car Accident Injuries
Always get medical attention after a drunk driving crash. Drunk driving accident injuries are often catastrophic and include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Concussion – a mild form of TBI
- Broken or fractured bones
- Neck, back, or spine injuries
- Head and facial injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
Follow your healthcare provider's instructions for post-accident recovery. This is for your best health and to document your injuries and medical expenses.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Dallas
As one of the fastest-growing cities in America, the number of drunk driving accidents in Dallas is also rising. According to the Texas Department of Transportation statistics for 2019 (the latest year available), the five counties that make up the Dallas metro area had 3,496 reported drunk driving accidents:
- Dallas County: 2,197
- Collin County: 573
- Denton County: 548
- Kaufman County: 115
- Rockwall County: 63
Statewide, there were 24,714 drunk driving accidents and 914 fatalities. An individual is considered intoxicated if their blood alcohol concentration meets or exceeds the legal limit of .08 percent.
Get Compensated for a Drunk Driving Accident
Being injured in a drunk driving accident that was not your fault may feel like a hopeless situation, but our legal team is here to help. You do not have to deal with insurance adjusters, paperwork, or anything other than your health and well-being.
A drunk driving car accident lawyer protects your rights and demands compensation from all liable parties. Get a free, no-risk consultation. You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation. Call now at 214-327-8000 or use our quick contact form.