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Dallas Drunk Driver Accident Attorney

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Defending Drunk Driving Accident Victims In Dallas

Drunk driving accidents continue to claim lives and injure innocent drivers on our Texas roads regularly. On average, a person in Texas dies every nine hours in a motor vehicle crash involving alcohol. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can impact a driver's reaction time, muscle control, vision, attention, and judgment. They are less likely to see other vehicles, people, or objects in the road and are unable to react properly until it is too late. In a moment, a drunk driver can cause injuries that will impact a victim for the rest of their life. For families of victims killed in a fatal drunk driving accident, the pain may be unbearable. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, the Dallas law office of Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. can help you hold the driver responsible for their reckless and careless actions.

Farmers Branch Attorney to Hold Drunk Drivers Responsible

The criminal system in Texas strongly punishes those who have been convicted of injuring or killing another person in a drunk driving accident. This can include severe fines, jail time, and other penalties. However, they may still be held liable for the damage they did to the lives impacted by their actions. If you have been injured or lost a family member because of a drunk driver, Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. knows that criminal punishment is simply not enough to put you back where you were before. We will help you to pursue the compensation that you are entitled to, including:

  • Medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Physical disabilities and impairment
  • Scarring
  • Future losses

Our law firm will begin building your case for compensation, including a full review of the accident report, interviews with witnesses and police officers who were at the accident scene, and a review of the driving and criminal record of the offender. While recovering from your injuries, we will monitor your medical progress and consult medical experts to document the extent of your injuries. The greater the scope of your injuries and the larger the impact that the accident will have on your future will, the more compensation you may be entitled to receive.

Pursuing Fair Compensation After a Drunk Driving Accident in Coppell and Grand Prairie

As we work through your case, you can trust Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. will always keep your best interests in mind. Texas board-certified trial attorney Jerry D. Andrews knows the best strategies to pursue on behalf of his clients and has secured many verdicts and settlements. In some cases, negotiations with any involved insurance companies can result in a settlement that fully meets your needs--both now and in the future. However, not all cases can be resolved through good-faith negotiations. Attorney Andrews has tried over 30 personal injury cases and is well prepared to take your case to trial to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries if the other side is unwilling to settle.

Drunk Driving Accident Frequently Asked Questions


How Does it Change My Case if the At-Fault Driver Was Drunk or on Drugs?

Answer: In Texas, we have what are called “negligence per se” laws. Simply put, the legal doctrine of negligence per se holds that if a person was violating a law designed to keep people safe and causes exactly the type of harm the broken law aimed to prevent, they can automatically be considered negligent. This can make proving your case a bit easier.


What if the Drunk Driver Did Not Get Arrested?

Answer: It sometimes happens that there is enough proof to win a civil case, but not enough to sustain a criminal conviction. In this event, your attorney can still provide sufficient evidence to show that the driver who hurt you was intoxicated. The civil court may find that the driver was intoxicated even if a criminal court did not, because the standard of proof is much lower in civil litigation.


What Expenses and Losses Could I be Compensated for After a Drunk Driving Crash?

Answer: You can be compensated for your current and future medical expenses, your current and future lost wages, and certain damages related to emotional trauma. A lot depends on how significant your injuries were and how they will impact your life going forward. In Texas drunk driving cases, you may also be eligible to receive punitive damages. These damages are financial awards above and beyond your expenses, and they are designed to punish the drunk driver for engaging in reckless or dangerous behavior that put others at risk.


Can I Sue if I Lost a Loved One to a Drunk Driver?

Answer: Maybe. It depends on your relationship to the person who was killed. If you are an immediate family member, like a spouse, child, or parent of the decedent, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your family member’s wrongful death.


What if the Driver Was Intoxicated by a Substance Other Than Alcohol?

Answer: Car accidents related to intoxicated driving often involve illegal drugs or a combination of substances. If the intoxicated driver was under the influence of a “dry” drug, the biggest challenge may be proving their intoxication. It is especially important to alert the police to your suspicions immediately if possible so that they can conduct needed chemical testing.


What if My Child Was Injured by a Drunk Driver?

Answer: Settling an injured child’s claim may be a bit more complex. If you are interested in pursuing compensation on behalf of your child, you may need to take a few extra steps. Some forms of compensation may be directed to you - for example, if you are responsible for your child’s medical bills, you have the right to compensation for medical costs. Other types of compensation, such as a child’s lost future earnings as an adult, may need to be held in trust for the child when they reach the age of majority.


What Should I Do After an Accident if I Suspect the Other Driver Is Drunk?

Answer: Calling the police is an extremely important step in this situation. You will want them to assess the other driver for signs of intoxication so that there is an official report. It is also very important to take steps to stay safe until the police arrive. Confronting a drunk driver may be risky.

Contact a Garland Attorney for Drunk Driving Injury Cases

The sudden and devastating impact of an accident caused by a drunk driver can throw your life into a virtual tailspin. You can trust the team at Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. so that you do not need to face your struggles alone. We are here to help you overcome the injuries or death of a loved one by working together to get the compensation to which the law says you are entitled. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment regarding a drunk driver accident. Call 214-221-5800 for your free consultation. Our firm represents clients throughout North Texas, including in Dallas, Fort Worth, Garland, Farmers Branch, Grand Prairie, Carrollton, Mesquite, Irving, Valley Ranch, and Coppell. Se habla Español.

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