Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Lewisville, TX
Recover Damages After a Drunk Driving Accident
Todd R. Durham Law Firm aggressively pursues negligent, Texas drunk drivers. If a drunk driver has injured you or a loved one, you need a qualified and knowledgeable personal injury attorney fighting for you to get adequate compensation for your injuries.
We know that injuries you sustain from a drunk driving accident can be irreparable and life changing. The defendant should be held responsible for the consequences of his or her actions. However, they often will have an insurance company working on their behalf to negate his or her conduct while attempting to reduce the amount of compensation you are entitled to. You need a powerful advocate on your side. Call Todd R. Durham today.
Liability of the Drunk Driver
The drunk driver is fully responsible for your damages because they chose to become intoxicated and recklessly drive a vehicle. They are both criminally and financially accountable to you and/or your loved ones. If the defendant drove a vehicle owned by someone else, the owner of that vehicle can be held responsible for allowing the defendant to drive. In legal terms, this is called negligent entrustment.
Liability of the Bar, Restaurant, Club or Drinking Establishment
Many DWI accident victims don’t realize that if there was a bar, restaurant, or club that served the drunk driver the alcohol, they might be legally liable for your injuries because of negligent over-serving the defendant. Under the Dram Shop Laws, you may have the right to seek damages from the drinking establishment that over-served. Not all businesses that serve alcohol can be held responsible, it is highly dependent on the specific facts of your case.
Wrongful Death as a Result of a Texas Drunk Driving Accident
If you have lost a family member to a drunk driver, we will help you pursue a wrongful death claim. We know we can’t reduce the emotional loss you experience, but we can make the responsible parties pay dearly for the mistakes they made.
No matter what part of the Lewisville & Fort Worth areas your DWI accident happened, call today or complete our online request form for your FREE CONSULTATION. Contact us Or Call the Todd R. Durham Law Firm to get the justice you deserve from other’s reckless driving. Dial (214) 222-4000.
How many people are killed each year by drunk driving accidents?
Each year, thousands of people die due to drunk driving accidents. These numbers vary considerably year by year. For example, in 2014, 9,967 people were killed as a direct result of alcohol-impaired driving accidents. In 2015, that number rose to 10,265. That means that in 2015, someone died due to the impairment of a driver every 51 minutes. Since 1952, drunk driving fatalities have actually decreased by 51%; among those under the age of 21, drunk driving fatalities declined by 80%. Despite this progress being made on the nation’s roadways, however, drunk-driving accidents are still widespread and deadly. For every 100,000 people, 3.2 are killed by alcohol-impaired fatalities. While these numbers might be staggering, what is more incomprehensible is the number of drunk drivers arrested each year – the average is around 1.1 million. Clearly, drunk drivers are still a very real danger of our roads.