Drunk drivers threaten the safety of everyone on Texas roads and highways. DUI accidents continue to occur despite stricter laws and public service campaigns. In the event that you have been injured by a drunk driver, you may be able to file a claim against the liable party.
Damages From Being Hit By A Drunk Driver
Drunk driving accidents can be very serious. In an accident, the point of impact and the speed of the vehicles play an important role.
Crash victims may sustain life-altering injuries including broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, neck injury, lacerations and paralysis.
Your vehicle will likely need to be taken to a qualified auto body shop for a written estimate of what it will cost to repair it. Your car might be considered a total loss if the repairs cost more than the car is worth.
Who Is Responsible For Paying The Damages?
It is the at-fault driver's insurance company that is responsible for paying the damages resulting from the accident. A driver who gets behind the wheel after drinking is violating the law and acting negligently.
The injuries and financial losses you suffer might impact you for months or even years to come. A personal injury claim can help you recover compensation for your losses.
What To Do If You Get In An Accident
When you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney who can represent your best interests. Your attorney will gather all your medical records to determine what damages you sustained. In a drunk driving accident, damages typically include medical expenses, lost wages, future medical expenses, property damage, and permanent scarring.
At VB Attorneys, we have decades of experience representing auto accident victims. We guide clients through this challenging situation and maintain a close relationship throughout the process.
For a free and completely confidential case evaluation, call 713-224-7800 or complete this contact form if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a truck accident.