Waco Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Drunk drivers cause many accidents in Waco that cause tragedies for others. Almost 40% of all accidents involving death had a drunk driver. When a drunk driver gets behind the wheel, they put everyone’s life at risk. If a drunk driver has injured you in Waco, you should call an experienced personal injury attorney that holds drunk drivers accountable for their actions.
There are more opportunities for people who did not drive drunk than ever before, thanks to ride-sharing platforms like Uber and Lyft. But people still make bad decisions. Drunk drivers cause more damage because they are not able to react fast enough to avoid a crash. The state can hold a drunk driver liable criminally, and the accident victim can hold the drunk driver accountable in court through a lawsuit.
What are the signs that someone is drunk?
When a driver loses regular use of his physical or mental capacity because of an intoxicating drug, that person is driving while impaired. Signs of that impairment often include red glassy eyes, slurred speech, the smell of alcohol, careless driving. In Texas, over 80% of drunk driving accidents happen from 6:00 pm to 5:00 am. Not only is the drunk driver’s reaction time impaired, but the darkness also makes it more dangerous. Drunk driving accidents happen far too often.
Drunk driving accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries that have devastating and permanent changes in the lives of the victims. Despite the apparent trauma caused by a drunk driver, the intoxicated person’s insurance company will try to minimize the damages.
What do you do after getting hit by a drunk driver?
If a drunk driver has hit you in Waco, then you should do four main things. First, get all the information that you can from the scene of the accident. Call the police, talk to witnesses, take pictures. Then contact your insurance provider and tell them the truth of what happened. Do not take any settlement offers immediately following an accident. Keep track of your medical bills and talk to a Waco personal injury attorney.
Who is responsible for a drunk driving accident in Waco?
Our Waco car accident attorneys will carefully examine your matter to determine everyone who may be responsible for the accident. This may include more than the driver. For example, the drunk driver’s employer could be civilly liable, as well as the person who sold the liquor or drug, and the car owner may have negligently entrusted his vehicle to a drunk.
Our Results in Personal Injury Matters
- $27 million settlement in matter involving the close head injury of a two-week-old child. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, KCEN-TV, Meat & Poultry Magazine and Topverdict.com.
- $15 million settlement reported in matter involving the injuries of an ATF agent in the Branch Davidian raid. Read about this case on Justia.com.
- $1.5 million settlement reported for the injuries caused by a straw purchase of a gun at a pawn shop. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, and MoreLaw.com.
- $800 thousand verdict for motorcycle driver with broken femur involved in collision with a car.
We are proud of our results reported above, but please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Each matter depends on the facts of the case.
Contact a Waco personal injury lawyer experienced in drunk driver accidents
You likely have a lot of questions about your personal injury case. We have our frequently asked questions that you can review while you are scheduling your free consultation with a Waco personal injury attorney. Please call us at 254-753-6437 to talk about your Waco drunk driving case.
Carolina G. Truesdale graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law, Cum Laude.Read More
Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law.Read More
Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years.Read More
Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law.Read More
Mason Dunnam is the fourth generation of Dunnam attorneys at the firm since 1925Read More