Injured by a Drunk Driver; Drunk Driving Lawsuit
If you have been injured by a drunk driver or a drunk driver damaged your property, you can seek monetary compensation.
1. It is Negligent
Most of us know driving drunk is illegal, but it is also negligent. People who drink and then decide to drive are more likely to be involved in an accident because their physical and mental abilities are impaired.
2. How to Recovery
A drunk driver that causes a car accident or crashes into a property is charged criminally for driving while intoxicated and face jail time, license revocation and hefty fines. You have to file a civil claim in order to recover compensation for the damages you have personally suffered.
3. Types of Damages Recoverable
You can seek compensation for a number of damages including:
a. Bodily injury
b. Damage to Property (car, house, fences, etc….)
c. Loss wages
d. Medical bills
e. Funeral expenses
4. Bars, restaurants and liquor stores
The drunk driver may not be only party responsible for the impaired driver’s negligent acts. In Texas, drunk driving accident victims may pursue a legal claim against the bar, restaurant or liquor store that sold alcohol to the drunk driver. It is called the dram shop law which holds a Texas business responsible for injuries or wrongful deaths caused by a drunk driver if the establishment continued to serve alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person or it served alcohol to a minor.
Farrah Martinez is a personal injury and accident lawyer seeking maximum compensation for clients who have been injured by the negligent acts of another. She is experienced, aggressive and tough. For more information visit www.InjuryLawyerHOU.com or call (713) 853-9296.
Disclaimer: The information and materials provided here are for general informational purposes only and are not intended as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed nor should any such relationship be implied. Nothing on this blog is intended to substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you need legal advice on a drunk driving lawsuit, please consult with a competent attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.