WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS IN TEXAS
April 1, 2021
There are very few things more frightening than being injured by a drunk driver, and though driving while intoxicated is both unsafe and illegal, people still do it. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, please read on and reach out to our experienced Texas auto accident attorney to learn more about what our firm can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What Should I Do if I am Hit by a Drunk Driver?
If you are hit by a drunk driver, you should first call the police and write down his or her license plate number. From here, you should get the driver’s insurance information. Next, you should ask any witnesses for their contact information and take pictures of the scene of the accident. Once you are treated at a hospital and receive medical documentation, retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who can fight for your right to compensation.
What is the Dram Shop Law in Texas?
Many states have dram shop laws in place. Essentially, a dram shop law allows someone who has been injured by another party who is under the influence to hold that person liable, as well as the vendor or establishment that sold or served the person alcohol. Texas’s dram shop law states that you may sue an establishment for an accident if they served alcohol to the person who caused the accident who was either under the age of 21 or was already intoxicated at the time they served him or her.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in Texas?
If you are someone who has been injured at the hands of a drunk driver, you will have to file your personal injury claim in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, giving the wrongly injured two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the liable party. Do not make the mistake of waiting any longer than two years, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. We can begin the claims process on your behalf today.
Contact Our Experienced Texas Firm
No matter your circumstances, if you have been injured in a car accident in Texas, you need not suffer alone–our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process so that you can focus solely on what matters most: healing, so you can live a happy, productive life for years to come. If you are ready to move forward with your personal injury claim, all you have to do is reach out to the Law Office of Steve Brannan today, and we will begin the claims process.