Drunk driving is a very serious problem in Lewisville and in Texas. Even with all of the education about the dangers of drinking and driving, and the laws that have been enacted to stop it, there are still a huge number of deaths and injuries involving alcohol and automobiles.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by a drunk driver in Lewisville, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 10,000 people are killed annually because of an intoxicated driver. This accounts for almost one-third of automobile fatalities. It’s important that you take legal steps to hold the driver accountable for his or her actions. Although the criminal justice system may pursue criminal charges against the driver, that does not help you obtain compensation for your injuries. You may choose to sue the driver in a personal injury lawsuit in order to get the compensation to which you are entitled.
Under Texas law, you can file a lawsuit against drunk drivers for any damages that they have caused as a result of their dangerous behavior. In many cases, unfortunately, drunk drivers may not have enough liability insurance or may only have a few assets from which you can collect what you are owed. There may be extenuating circumstances that would help you pursue your case against another party.
If you have been hurt by a drunk driver in Lewisville, call the Lewisville automobile 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.