Accidents happen, even when you've taken all the precautions you can while out on Texas roads. A driver who has had too much to drink could cause an accident, leaving you or a loved one with debilitating injuries. Do you feel that drunk drivers should be held responsible for their actions? We do.
Criminal punishment is not enough if you are injured
In Texas, a drunk driver faces criminal punishment based on the number of convictions they've received in the past. However, that punishment isn't meant to help the accident victim or his or her family members. Penalties to the drunk driver like fines, loss of driver's license, and even jail time make no direct impact on the others affected by the accident.
Having the drunk driver install a preventative measure after the accident (such as an ignition interlock device) simply doesn't do anything to help the injured. In the aftermath, accident victims may have to face serious issues such as physical disabilities, medical costs and lost wages.
Personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Jerry D. Andrews, P.C., help victims seek justice and obtain fair compensation for their losses so they can focus on recovering.
What does that mean for you?
It means that if a drunk driver has hit you, you can let a lawyer handle the details of your claim and help prove that the driver's negligence caused you harm. Instead of managing these important issues yourself, your attorney will:
- Review the accident report and interview possible witnesses
- Talk to the police officers that arrived on-scene to determine the intoxication level of the defendant
- Look into the records (both driving and criminal) of the offender as well as other important document regarding your claim
How to get legal help
A lawyer will analysis the evidence and help you seek justice. Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side can help you obtain compensation for your losses. Seek legal help in order to hold the negligent driver responsible for reckless and careless actions, and get help so you can face the future on solid financial ground.