Houston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Justice & Compensation After a Drunk Driving Crash
Drunk drivers are a menace to others on the road whether they realize it or not. To make matters worse, most intoxicated drivers are too ashamed of their wrongful actions to own up to them. When they cause a crash, they will usually deny any liability even though they know they put someone else in danger through their poor decisions.
To get compensation from a drunk driver, you will likely need to file a personal injury claim against them. Dunk Law Firm in Houston can help. We are here to manage all aspects of your civil claim against the drunk driver and the insurance company representing them.
Use our years of legal experience to your advantage. Call (713) 575-1991 now.
Does Drunk Driving Cause Automatic Liability?
A car accident case caused by a drunk driver might seem to be fairly straightforward on the surface. Yet civil claims against drunk drivers are often complex and further complicated by insurance defense attorneys.
While intoxication is certainly proof of negligence on behalf of the drunk driver, it does not guarantee they will be fully liable for your damages. You still need to establish liability, which is something our firm excels in. We can also investigate if other parties could be liable for the accident, such as a bar that continued to serve alcohol to a patron even though they were clearly intoxicated and intended to drive later. Liability can be established in this way using dram shop laws.
Total Compensation in Drunk Driving Claims
The devastation caused by a drunk driver can wreck your finances. As medical costs add up, you might be unable to go to work and earn a paycheck due to the severity of your injuries, compounding the issue. Our Houston drunk driving accident attorneys know what you are going through, whether you were hurt in a crash or lost a loved one. We will do all we can to ensure you are fairly compensated in hopes that we can make your life at least a little less stressful.
Damages we can likely cite in your drunk driving accident claim:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and wages
- Lowered earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Lessened enjoyment of life
- Property damage
If you lost a loved one to the recklessness of a drunk driver, then we can seek additional damages in your wrongful death claim. It might be possible to further compensate you for funeral and burial costs, lost income that should have been earned by your loved one, support and companionship you can no longer receive, and more. In all drunk driving cases that go to court, there is also the chance that the judge will approve punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant for criminal or egregious wrongdoing.
Is a DUI Conviction Evidence of Liability?
The average personal injury claim takes longer to conclude than the average drunk driving criminal court case. We can use this difference to your advantage as a drunk driving accident claimant.
The criminal court is separate from the civil court, but evidence from one court can still be used in the other. If the defendant to your injury claim was convicted of drunk driving, then we can access evidence used in that case to benefit your claim. Even a conviction alone can be convincing if your claim becomes a lawsuit before a jury because it stands to say that evidence of criminal culpability can also prove civil liability.
Begin Your Claim – Call Our Firm Today
Moving quickly after a drunk driving accident is important for making the most of your claim and the available evidence. Also, if you wait too long, then the Texas statute of limitations can end and force your claim to an early close. Dunk Law Firm and our Houston drunk driving accident lawyers are standing by to amplify your voice, hold drunk drivers accountable, and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Please schedule your free initial consultation today. We take calls around-the-clock.
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