How to Sue a Drunk Driver For an Accident in Texas
There are few things more selfish than getting behind the wheel of a car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which is why our firm knows how important it is for victims of drunk driving accidents that they receive the financial compensation they need for a swift and easy recovery. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Texas auto accident attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you.
What should I do after a drunk driving accident?
If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you must first call the police. Do your best to talk as little to the negligent driver as possible, if he or she did not flee the scene. You should always take pictures of the accident as calmly and non-threateningly as possible–do not instigate the driver. From here, you will be taken to the hospital and treated for your injuries. Finally, you must retain the legal services of an experienced attorney. These cases are oftentimes more complex than standard personal injury claims, as there is usually a criminal aspect to the case as well. If you have injured by the carelessness and disregard of a drunk driver, there is a very good chance you will qualify for financial compensation, and we are here to help you get it.
What are dram shop laws?
Dram shop laws are in place to hold all vendors and those who sell alcohol accountable for their actions. For example, dram shops, (bars, restaurants, vendors at concerts, etc.) are not allowed to sell alcohol to individuals who are either under the age of 21, or who are already intoxicated at the time. This means, for example, that if someone is visibly intoxicated, a bar serves that person anyway, they then leave, get in their car, and cause an accident, that bar may also be held responsible for the crash in a third-party lawsuit.
How long do I have to sue a drunk driver?
If you have been injured by a drunk driver in Texas, you will generally have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against that driver. Do not wait past the two-year mark, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf.
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 Offices of Steve Brannan today and we will begin the claims process.