Texas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Were you injured by a drunk driver?
For decades, we’ve all been hearing about the dangers of drinking and driving, yet some Texas drivers still haven’t gotten the message. Drunk driving is routinely among the top causes of fatal car accidents on Texas roads. If you or a loved one was hurt by a drunk driver, the drunk driving accident lawyers at Tracey Fox King & Walters will fight for you.
Understanding why drunk drivers are so dangerous
Alcohol slows a driver’s reflexes, impairs decision-making ability and otherwise puts drivers and other motorists alike at risk. That’s why it’s illegal to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content above 0.08. Research shows that just because a driver is below the legal limit, that doesn’t mean he or she is safe. Driving while “buzzed” remains dangerous, especially at night when the effects of alcohol are compounded by fatigue and low visibility.
Too often, drunk drivers cause devastating head-on collisions as they drift into the oncoming lane. They may also sideswipe other drivers or run a stop sign or red light, causing an intersection accident. Either way, you or a loved one may be seriously hurt. We fight back.
Holding drunk drivers accountable
If the driver who hit you was suspected of DUI, he or she may have been arrested and charged with a crime. The police play an important role in stopping drunk driving, but it’s important to remember that they don’t work for you. Police and prosecutors are concerned with dealing with offenders, not helping victims rebuild their lives.
After a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you can file a civil lawsuit against the driver who hit you to seek compensation from his or her insurance company. Under some circumstances, you can also file a “dram shop” claim against the bar or restaurant where the drunk driver was served alcohol. This is distinct from any criminal charges that may be brought by the State of Texas in connection with the same accident.
You may think that a drunk driving crash may be a slam-dunk case, but don’t be so sure. Such claims can quickly become extremely complicated. Even if liability isn’t contested, you need a strong advocate in your corner to fight for the full amount of damages (financial compensation) you deserve. That’s what we do every day.
Take your case seriously from start to finish with a firm that gets Texas results for you. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a Texas drunk driving accident lawyer.