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Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
While drunk driving is a crime, and you can be assured in an injury accident, the state will prosecute the drunk driver criminally. That does not help the victim of a drunk driving accident. Our Law Firm handles civil lawsuits against drunk drivers, bars, and others and has a proven track record in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.
One of the key factors in a serious drunk driving accident is determining where and how the drunk driver got drunk because, many times, other potential defendants can be pursued in addition to the drunk driver. While lawsuits against bars and clubs have legal hurdles in Texas, our Law Firm has been highly successful in many noteworthy cases against drunk drivers and those who served them. Not every claim against a drunk driver will involve a bar or club.
It is essential to hire a reputable drunk driver accident attorney as soon as possible after the car accident while evidence can still be preserved. The police often videotape the drunk driver, and the lawyer for the drunk driver in the criminal case will seek to destroy the videotape after the issue is resolved. Sometimes, such evidence is significant if the lawsuit involves a club or bar. Additionally, when a bar or a club is a potential defendant, it is critical to obtain eyewitness evidence at the establishment. That can only happen if you hire a personal injury lawyer quickly after the drunk driving accident.
In many drunk-driving accidents, punitive damages can be sought for the dangerous conduct on the part of the defendant driver. While Texas has established express rules for dealing with punitive damages, they may be appropriately sought in some DWI accidents. It is important to note that punitive damages are in addition to actual damages and are assessed as a civil punishment for evil acts. Our Law Firm has handled many noteworthy cases involving substantial punitive damages in drunk driver accident cases.
Contact us if you have been injured in a drunk driving accident and want to speak with a drunk driving accident lawyer. If you cannot travel to our office due to your injuries, we can, upon request, come to you at the hospital or your home.