Wichita Falls Drunk Driving Accidents
Our Wichita Falls drunk driving accident lawyer helps people recover after drunk driving accidents have left them seriously injured. We also help the family members of those who have been killed as a result of Wichita Falls drunk driving accidents. Drunk driving cases are entirely preventable, and we are here to hold those who are responsible accountable.
Whenever someone is injured or killed in a Wichita Falls drunk driving accident, it’s difficult to process for the surviving family members and they are experiencing a lot of grief. We are here to answer any questions you may have and provide you any guidance and assistance you may need. If you desire, we will file a personal injury claim on your behalf in order to get you the justice you deserve.
In this article, we’ll discuss:
- Texas DUI Statistics
- Investigating and Proving Liability for Wichita Falls Drunk Driving Accidents
- Seeking Compensation for Wichita Falls Drunk Driving Accidents
- Wichita Falls Drunk Driving Accidents Involving Wrongful Deaths
Texas DUI Statistics
People don’t realize the true danger and prevalence of drunk driving until it happens close to them. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, here in Texas in 2021, there were 1,077 people drunk driving accidents. This amount to 24% of the total number of people killed in car accidents.
Investigating and Proving Liability for Wichita Falls Drunk Driving Accidents
Whenever a drunk driving accident occurs, we know many of these things are the last thing on people’s minds, but they are extremely important in increasing your odds of maximizing your compensation. Accidents involving drunk drivers are different from regular accidents and they require an increased level of attention and detail. These kinds of accidents need to be investigated thoroughly and evidence needs to be collected immediately. Unlike regular car accidents, there is additional evidence that needs to be obtained and certain things that need to be assessed that the average car accident doesn’t require and that the average person just doesn’t have the specialized knowledge of. An experienced Wichita Falls drunk driving accident lawyer who specializes in these types of accidents knows what to look for, where to look for it, how to effectively investigate, and how to secure the evidence that is needed to maximize your chances of recovery. By having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side who can handle these things, it allows you to focus on recovering from your injuries or if the accident involved a casualty, it would allow you to focus on mourning your loved one and not having to worry about anything else. And the best part is, we work on a contingency fee, so you do not have to pay us anything unless and until we secure compensation for you.
Some of things an experienced Wichita Falls drunk driving accident lawyer will do for you include:
- Conduct a detailed and thorough investigation of your accident.
- Talk with and get statements from witnesses.
- Obtain accident report, dashcam footage, body camera footage, photographs, and any other relevant evidence.
- Obtain evidence related to the DUI arrest such as blood alcohol levels, field sobriety test results, and other drug screenings as well as the history of DUI.
- Obtain cell phone records.
- Conduct a detailed investigation into the bar or restaurant where the drinking took place including TABC records.
- Obtain footage from the restaurant as well as any receipts or policies the restaurant may have.
- Talk to and negotiate with the insurance adjusters.
- Collect your medical records.
- File a lawsuit on your behalf if needed.
Sometimes, a lawsuit is necessary to obtain all the evidence that is needed. We will walk you through each step of the process and give you all the information you need to make a well-informed decision.
As with all accident, you have to prove that the other person was the one who caused the accident and therefore, caused your injuries. Through our investigation and the evidence, we will collect as we described above, we should be able to discover and prove the cause of the crash and who all was responsible. Sometimes, more than one person is responsible, which means there are additional insurance policies to pursue. In Dram Shop (drunk driving) claims, the bar or restaurant who served the drunk driver the alcohol could potentially be held liable if they continued to serve the person when they were already obviously drunk.
Seeking Compensation for Wichita Falls Drunk Driving Accidents
Damages in Wichita Falls drunk driving accidents include:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering (physical and emotional)
- Scarring and/or impairment
- Loss of enjoyment and quality of life
- Loss of consortium
These cover many of the things that can be recovered for but there could be more. Your Wichita Falls drunk driving accident lawyers can help you assess your situation and determine all the damages you could recover for.
Wichita Falls Drunk Driving Accidents Involving Wrongful Deaths
When drunk driving accidents involve a fatality, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver who caused the accident as well as the bar or restaurant who served that driver. Like dram shop claims, wrongful death claims are complex and complicated. The best thing you could do for these types of claims is hire someone who has specialized knowledge and expertise in those areas. Doing so will give you the best chance at obtaining justice and securing the compensation you and your family deserve.
Our Wichita Falls drunk driving accident lawyer knows what to do with these claims and how to pursue them properly and successfully. We have seen many people going through the same things you are, and we want to help in the best way we know how to, which is getting you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
Contact a Wichita Falls Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Booker Law has helped many families across both Texas and Oklahoma recover after these types of accidents. We use our experience, resources, and expertise to lift the burden of pursuing your claim off you. We handle the entire process for you and secure you the compensation you need.
Call us at 940-569-4000 or fill out our contact form to set up a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation with our Wichita Falls drunk driving accident lawyer to learn more about how we can be of help. We will provide you a free evaluation of your case and offer you some helpful advice even if you decide not to hire us.