For decades now throughout the United States, strict laws against drunk driving have been in place and extensive education has been directed to the public about the dangers of drunk driving. Despite those laws and education, there are still a huge number of deaths and injuries every year due to drunk driving in the U.S. When a drunk driver causes an accident in Haltom City, the victim should contact an attorney.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 10,000 people die every year due to accidents involving intoxicated or impaired drivers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, you are not alone, and it is time to seek legal help. Even if the person involved in the accident with you did not receive a citation for drunk driving, he or she can still be held liable. The fact that the individual was drinking can be used to prove negligence in the case. An experienced drunk driving accident attorney can help build the case showing police reports, eyewitness accounts, and expert testimony.
Whether or not the person who caused the accident is facing criminal charges, the victim can seek compensation from the individual’s insurance company or personal assets. The type of lawsuit the victim (or his or her family) would bring is a lawsuit for negligence or wrongful death. If you can prove the driver was drinking, that fact can be used to show negligence. Normally, you can be awarded compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident in Haltom City, call the personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-635-4078. Our team can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.