Dallas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a person is killed or injured in a vehicle collision every twenty minutes in Texas, many because of drunk drivers. And the wrong lawyers see these tragedies as “easy money.”
Not Easy Money:
Lawyers of all kinds, not just injury lawyers, will want to represent you if your family was the victim of a drunk driver because they see the case as “easy money.” But any lawyer who thinks these cases are “easy,” doesn’t know — or doesn’t care — that, in order to really obtain the best possible justice for a family, the lawyer needs to be ready to work very hard.
Two of our recoveries highlight the danger of working with attorneys who want the “easy money” they think they can get from a DWI case. The first family consulted with three attorneys, each of which said the case was worth $50,000. But they hired us, and we closed the case for well over $6,000,000. More recently, other lawyers enthusiastically told the family that they “could get $1,000,000” on the case. We closed it for $10,000,000.
You’ve seen enough suffering and injustice already. We know how to navigate these stormy waters with you. We’ve done it before, and we intend to do it again.
It is illegal to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08 % or higher in the state of Texas. Anyone found to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol will be charged with a criminal offense. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk or impaired driver, you have the right to demand compensation for your injuries with the help of a Dallas car accident attorney. Every year, drunken driving accidents are responsible for a shocking number of deaths and severe injuries.
Although it is commonly known that drunk driving is against the law and is dangerous, many individuals continue to do it and thereby put the lives of everyone on the road in danger. Thousands of people lose their lives every year in accident caused by intoxicated drivers. In addition to criminal penalties, those who have injured another individual while driving under the influence could be sued in civil court by the injured individual in order to obtain compensation. When the accident victim does not survive, his or her family can bring a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
The obvious negligence involved in drinking and driving may lead many to believe that an attorney is not necessary. If you are seriously injured due to the reckless driving of an impaired driver, it is even more important that you have someone at your side that can fight for your full and fair compensation. Insurance companies will attempt to lessen the amount of compensation that you receive. Our Dallas personal injury lawyer can protect your right to be reimbursed for damages and thus prevent future financial problems.
A DUI isn’t exclusive to alcohol. There are other drugs and medications that can negatively impact the driver, either by reducing a driver’s reaction time, causing erratic behavior, or causing drowsiness. In Texas it’s against the law to operate a vehicle while on substances that impair a person’s ability to drive safely. These substances include:
- Over-the-counter drugs like nighttime cold medicine
- Pain killers
- Anxiety medications
While many of these drugs are against the law, others are perfectly legal, and are often prescribed by a medical professional. Many Texans don’t know that they can be charged with a DUID for driving while taking certain medications. It is important to always refer to the side effects and warnings on medicine labels. If it says you should not operate heavy machinery will taking on the drug, that includes driving a car. When your doctor prescribes a new medication, it is vital that you have a conversation about what the side effects and dangers may be.
Car accidents can be, and often are, devastating. This holds particularly true for drunk and drugged driving accidents, as the negligent driver has often lost control of the vehicle. Some of the common injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Crush injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Spine injuries
- Internal damage
- Road rash
- Amputation or laceration
Catastrophic injuries mean high medical bills, lost wages, incredible pain, and extreme emotional distress. If you have been harmed in a drunk or drugged driving accident you need some of the very best representation. You deserve justice. We at Lenahan Law Firm fight for our clients to get them every penny we can. Contact us at (214) 295-1008.
No one should have to endure the physical and emotional pain of severe injury caused by a criminally negligent drunk driver. Our firm focuses solely on severe injury because we believe that severe injury victims deserve the highest quality of service. Instead of taking on hundreds of cases at a time like many other personal injury firms, we take on a limited number of cases so that we can devote ourselves to obtaining the results that our clients deserve.
We also have a highly skilled legal team, including those who have become leaders in their profession and who understand the dynamic of working with individuals affected by crimes. Attorney Marc Lenahan has been selected as the 2013 President-Elect for the National Crime Victim Bar Association, which means he will be the organization's president in 2014.
Contact our firm to learn more about what we can offer.