Houston Drunk Driver Accident Injury Attorney
Were You Hit and Injured by a Drunk Driver in Houston?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 32 people die every day in the United States due to motor vehicle crashes that involve alcohol-impaired or drug-impaired drivers.
Thousands of innocent people are injured by drunk drivers every year, and about one-third of car crash fatalities involve intoxicated drivers. Unfortunately, the number of drunk drivers on the road in Texas is much higher than the national average.
Unlike most other types of motor vehicle crashes, those caused by drunk drivers typically involve gross negligence and a crime committed by the drunk driver. A local district attorney or prosecutor may get involved to file criminal charges against the drunk driver. But it doesn’t require a criminal conviction for you to receive compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one was harmed in a crash caused by a drunk driver, DK Law will file a claim against anyone whose negligence contributed to your injuries. This will help you receive the money you need to cover your medical costs and other expenses such as time missed from work.
Call (281) 402-8856 to learn more today.
Why Drunk Drivers Are So Dangerous
People who have been drinking make bad decisions. That’s why it’s so important to choose a designated driver, call a cab, or make other arrangements to prevent drunk driving before it happens.
A lot of our clients have seen a family member hurt or killed by repeat offenders. Some of these people continued to drink and drive even after serving time for a prior offense. And many of the DUI drivers who injured our clients were driving with a suspended license at the time of the accident!
It’s common for drunk drivers to be way over the legal limit when they crash into pedestrians, motorcycles, or passenger cars. These people have no business out on the road. Alcohol impairs drivers in the following ways:
- Reaction time
- Ability to pay attention
Who Is Liable for Drunk Driving Injuries?
Of course, the drunk driver is legally responsible for the crash. But they may not be the only person that can be held liable for causing you harm. In Texas, “Dram Shop” laws allow an injured person to bring a civil claim against the people who supplied alcohol to the drunk driver. And adult social hosts who serve underage drinkers may also be held liable for injuries that result.
Business owners, managers, and employees can be held liable for injuries caused in a DUI crash if they serve or sell alcohol to underage drinkers or supply alcohol to patrons who are clearly intoxicated. This includes:
- Sporting venues
- Music clubs
- Liquor stores
- Convenience stores
How Your Houston Auto Accident Lawyer Can Help
The insurance companies are out to save money. That’s why they’ll do whatever they can to deny your claim or minimize your injuries. But you don’t have to take the first offer you get.
Your Houston car accident lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company, and if they refuse to make a reasonable offer, then DK Law is always prepared to take them to court.
A personal injury claim for an accident caused by a drunk driver includes the following types of damages:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning potential
- Medical devices
- In-home nursing care
- Wheelchair ramps for your home
- Current and future medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Wrongful death
What About Uninsured or Hit-and-Run Drivers?
One unfortunate scenario occurs when the driver that caused the crash either flees the scene or fails to have auto insurance. Don’t give up hope! You may carry an automobile insurance policy that includes coverage that provides compensation for no-fault drivers who have been hurt by uninsured or underinsured drivers.
Injuries Caused by Drunk Drivers
Accidents caused by drunk drivers are frequently severe. Drunk drivers may be traveling well beyond the speed limit, and they’re more likely to cause head-on collisions, which are often deadly.
Injuries that result from drunk driving accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Crush injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Severe burns
- Bone fractures
- Nerve damage
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
You have the right to seek justice if somebody harmed you or a loved one. At DK Law, we’ve won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients.
Our founder Mr. Khosravian is an experienced trial attorney who was selected as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney by the National Trial Lawyers. He’s also a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.