Each year, over 1,500 Texans are killed in wrecks caused by intoxicated or impaired drivers. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you have a right to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, vehicle damage, pain and suffering.
Board-Certified Attorney Mark Anderson has over 20 years' experience handling drunk driving accident cases in North Texas. We represent victims who were hurt or killed in an accident with a drunk driver.
Nobody Wants to be Hit by a Drunk Driver
If you were hit by a drunk driver and have injuries, you may be going through a difficult time. Not only do you have to deal with how to treat your injuries and the medical bills that can come with treatment, but you also have to deal with having a damaged - or totaled - vehicle. At the Anderson Law Firm we take drunk driving accidents very seriously. Here we discuss how we can help with your drunk driving accident case.
Drunk Driving Injury Settlement
Drunk driving accidents can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical bills. Here is a sample of the costs associated with a drunk driving accident:
- Ambulance ride to the hospital
- Surgeries to treat injuries
- Rehabilitation sessions and therapies
- Lost wages from time taken off work to treat injuries
A drunk driving injury settlement can cover all of these costs and other accident-related expenses. If you suffered pain and suffering as a result of the accident, that can be covered too. When you contact our attorneys, we make sure that you receive the highest settlement offer possible. If you are tempted to accept a check from the insurance company of $500 (which is something that is not uncommon), you should refrain from it, even if you need the money for treating your injuries; you may have a settlement offer of $100,000 through a personal injury claim, which is just one of the many reasons why contacting the Anderson Law Firm might be the best choice.
Drunk Driver Totaled My Car
If you were injured in a car accident and your car was totaled, it is very likely that there were serious injuries involved. For a vehicle to be totaled, another vehicle would have had to impact it in a very strong way; a bent chassis or damaged frame is not something to take lightly, and if a drunk driver impacted your vehicle at high speeds, your vehicle may be left inoperable.
For this reason, we use your vehicle’s property damage as evidence against the at-fault driver’s insurance company and demonstrate that the wreck was not an insignificant wreck. We make sure your injuries receive the correct representation they deserve; having your vehicle as evidence can boost the credibility of your case and can increase your settlement offer dramatically.
Award-Winning Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Attorney Mark Anderson is a trusted accident attorney in Fort Worth. Mark was voted a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine, is consistently recognized as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters, is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and is ranked in the top one percent of attorneys in the United States by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Common Drunk Driving Accident Questions
- What are the dram shop laws in Texas?
- How do I claim for a family member who was killed in a drunk driving wreck?
- What are my legal rights after being hit by a drunk driver?
- How do I win an injury claim against an intoxicated driver?
- What are the wet and dry cities in Dallas-Fort Worth?
Featured Drunk Driving Accident Case
$330,000 Awarded to Passenger Injured in Drunk Driving Accident
Heather was a passenger in a parked car when suddenly a drunk driver threw his car into reverse and hit the gas. He crashed into the car Heather was in, leaving her with serious injuries.
Average Drunk Driver Settlement Amount
At the Anderson Law Firm, we are fully committed to fight for the biggest settlement amount we can possibly win for our clients. We average well over $100,000 for every car accident claim we have won. This is due to several reasons. First, because drunk driving is illegal, it points the fault of the accident directly to the drunk driving. This avoids any disputes with the insurance company stating that their insured driver did not cause the accident; with a breathalyzer test and a police report, the insurance company’s attorneys will have no choice but to give in.
Second, the injuries that are associated with drunk driving accidents can be severe. Injuries such as fractured bones, cracked skulls, and damaged disks can easily cost over $50,000 to just treat. This, in addition to recurring medical appointments can lead to lost wages, pain, and suffering.
Rear Ended by Drunk Driver Settlement
As mentioned above, drunk driving injuries can be very costly. If you were rear ended by a drunk driver, it is very possible that the accident occurred in high speeds. Car accidents in high speeds are very dangerous, because a car can lose control, spin, and roll over. This can cause serious - and even fatal - injuries.
Even if the accident did not occur in high speeds, the wreck can similarly have serious personal injuries. For example, if you were in traffic and a drunk driver pinned you under a semi-truck, head and neck injuries can be caused by the blunt force of the impact. If you are concerned that a large settlement amount is not probable because you were only rear ended, think again. Due to the fact that law enforcement takes drunk driving very serious, you may win a large settlement amount because the law will be on your side.
What Our Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys Can Do For You
We'll immediately investigate your case.
Immediate drunk driving investigations are crucial. We quickly investigates our clients' accidents to preserve pivotal evidence – evidence that will likely disappear once the insurance company gets their hands on it.
We won't let the insurance companies rush you into a settlement.
Drunk drivers knowingly violate the law, and juries in Fort Worth and Dallas are not sympathetic to them in court. Liability insurance companies know this, so when drunk driving claims arise, it's common for them to offer you - the innocent injury victim - a fast, low settlement to get the case cleared up. We won't let you be fooled into taking a low-ball settlement offer from an anxious insurance company. As a general rule, insurance companies will never offer you a fair settlement without a fight.
We'll get you the compensation you deserve.
If you're injured or have lost a loved one in a car, truck or motorcycle wreck caused by a drunk or impaired driver, you have rights and should be compensated for your injuries and damages. Attorney Mark Anderson and his team can help you put the pieces back together. We'll coordinate with the criminal investigation to obtain relevant police reports, copies of testimony and any salient documents to help establish liability and prosecute your drunk driving case. While the civil case remains separate from the criminal case, your overall case can greatly benefit from an attorney who is familiar with all aspects of both the criminal and civil court systems.
Hit and Run Drunk Driver Causing You Problems? We'll Take Care of It
If you were the victim of a hit and run accident and the at-fault driver was drunk, don’t worry. We make sure that the drunk driver is found so that they may face justice for two serious charges: driving while intoxicated (DWI) and choosing to flee the scene of the accident they caused.
Our law firm takes care of gathering the required evidence, such as:
- Traffic camera recordings
- Driving records
- Witness testimonies
- Accident investigation
Here at the Anderson Law Firm we have resources that are used to ensure that the victim of a car accident caused by a hit and run drunk driver gets the settlement they deserve. Even if the driver is not found, we can look for ways for you to obtain compensation, such as using your uninsured/underinsured motorist (UI/UIM) coverages in your insurance policy. In other words, if you need help, you may have a great benefit in coming to us.
Schedule Your Free Case Review Today
Mark has successfully handled a wide variety of lawsuits involving drunk drivers who have hurt or killed others as a result of their unlawfulness. To schedule your free case review today, call us or contact us online.
The attorneys at the Anderson Firm have over 20 years of experience in winning millions of dollars for injured victims of drunk driving accidents. Unlike other attorneys, we don’t charge by the hour or by phone call. We work very hard to fight for your rights against the insurance company, which means spending countless hours and resources for your cause. For this reason, you only pay us if we win your case, and when we do, you only pay a contingent fee (a percentage of the overall settlement amount). This means you can get treated for your injuries without the worry of paying for it from your pocket, and you don't have to worry about being in debt from your medical bills.
The legal team at the Anderson Law Firm is completely committed to representing you, and we do not stop until you have receive the full justice that you deserve.