Houston, Texas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Despite it being common knowledge that drunk driving (or driving while under the influence of any substance) is very dangerous, many people still do so. Driving while intoxicated is a very serious problem here in Texas and throughout the United States. In fact, roughly three in every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime. If you were recently hurt in a collision caused by a reckless drunk driver, you’re most likely now seeking compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our dedicated Houston drunk driving accident lawyer to learn more about how our firm can guide you through the process.

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Very often, drunk driving cases will have both a civil and a criminal element to them, which is why it’s so important that you hire an attorney who is familiar with and understands both. Our legal team has years of experience handling drunk driving cases, and we can put that experience to work for you.

Taking Action After a Collision With a Drunk Driver

After any motor vehicle crash, one of the first and most important things you can do (after calling the police to the scene) is to get the other driver’s insurance information. That said, you should do what you can to assess the other driver’s state when involved with an intoxicated individual, as they may be erratic, belligerent, or even attempt to flee the scene. Simply put, if you suspect the individual is drunk or under the influence of drugs, approach with caution. If you believe they are a threat to your safety, simply stay in your car, await the arrival of law enforcement, and photograph the other driver’s license plate, in case they try to drive away.

Once law enforcement arrives, if they suspect the driver is intoxicated, they’ll most likely ask the driver to submit a breath sample. If the driver blows a BAC over .08%, they will be charged with a DWI. If you were hurt in the crash, we can use the breathalyzer test results to help prove your injury claim at a later date. If possible, you should also try to take pictures of the scene, gather witness contact information, and receive medical treatment at once. Once you’re in stable condition, you should reach out to a competent Houston, Texas auto accident lawyer who can pursue the compensation you need.

What is Texas’ Dram Shop Law?

Many states have dram shop laws in place. The dram shop law in Texas states that when an establishment, such as a bar or restaurant, serves a person alcohol that was either obviously intoxicated or under the age of 21, and that person then injures another, the injured party can sue both the intoxicated individual and the establishment that served them.

Recovering Compensation After a Crash Involving a Drunk Driver

As long as our firm can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should receive compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your crash. Some examples of economic damages include the cost of medical care, such as overnights in a hospital, medication needed to treat pain, and rehabilitation. Another example of economic damages is the cost of lost wages from being unable to return to work. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, deal with intangible, yet very real damages, such as emotional trauma, the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more, caused by a crash. As a personal injury law firm, our goal is to ensure you are fully and fairly compensated for all of the damages you’ve sustained at the hands of a negligent motorist.

Don’t Wait–File Your Injury Claim Today

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, typically, two years. This means that motorists harmed as a result of another’s negligence will only have two years from the date of their crash to file their personal injury claim. If you wait longer than two years, you’ll likely be permanently time-barred from suing. You should also note that in other cases, the statute of limitations is subject to change, depending on where and how you were injured, so you should ensure you speak with a competent drunk driving accident lawyer sooner, rather than later. White Personal Injury is here to fight for you today. All you need to do is reach out.

Contact a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer

White Personal Injury is a trusted legal resource for the wrongfully injured here in Houston, and we take pride in our ability to fight for the full and fair compensation to which our clients are entitled. If you’ve been hurt due to the recklessness of another, contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.

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