If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a drunk driving accident in Allen, you are probably in shock and trying to physically and mentally recover after the accident. Even with all the laws and education that have been aimed at educating the public over the last couple of decades about the dangers of drinking and driving, thousands of deaths and injuries still occur each year because of drinking and driving.
Over 10,000 people are killed in automobile accidents in the U.S. each year because of drunk drivers, which accounts for almost a third of automobile fatalities. Many more are injured due to drunk driving accidents. Drunk driving accidents immediately and irreparably change the lives of their victims. Victims are often left with large medical expenses and other expenses and may need rehab and psychological help after the accident.
In order to recover after an Allen drunk driving accident, normally you will file a lawsuit for negligence or wrongful death. You will ask for compensation for damages, including your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages you may have suffered. To be successful, you must be able to show that the drunk driver’s negligent actions caused your injuries. Even if the driver who caused your accident was not cited for drunk driving, you may still be able to show their negligent actions caused your injuries.
In many cases, the drunk driver does not have any car insurance or a sufficient amount of car insurance. In that situation, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries from your own automobile insurance company if you have coverage for uninsured or underinsured motorists.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver in Allen, call the Allen drunk driving
accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231- 5800. We can help. Call us today to learn more or
to schedule a free consultation on your case.