Every driver on Texas roadways understand that accidents can happen in the blink of an eye regardless of how carefully they’re driving and how defensively they’re driving. Unfortunately, not everyone who takes to the roadways does so in a safe manner. Two of the most common causes of accidents are drunk drivers and distracted drivers. Unfortunately, in too many cases, they not only cause injuries to themselves but to others on the road.
Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a significant cause of motor vehicle accidents that often result in injury and death. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a driver who was drunk, it can be very frustrating. The law firm of Samples Ames PLLC can help. We have broad experiences serving our friends and neighbors throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas, and we handle all aspects of your personal injury or property damage claim.
Dangers posed by intoxicated drivers
You can be a careful driver and still experience a serious accident because of the negligence and reckless actions of a drunk. If you suffer injuries in a crash caused by a drunk driver, Samples Ames works to get you compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and vehicle repairs.
Unique Texas laws affect these types of cases. Prompt investigation is necessary to preserve the evidence. A bar or restaurant that serves a customer who is visibly intoxicated may be liable for injuries caused by that person to innocent victims. Witness statements, video surveillance and other evidence is crucial to establishing liability. Likewise, adults who serve alcohol to minors may also be liable to the minor and anyone he/she injuries as a result of drinking alcohol.
Understanding Your Legal Rights
As a victim of a car accident, you have the right to ensure the driver who caused the accident is held accountable for your injuries and the damage to your vehicle. Once you have sought medical care for your injuries, and notified your insurance company, you should consider contacting a personal injury attorney for advice.
In some cases, the other driver may have sufficient insurance to cover your injuries and the damage to your car. Unfortunately, insurance companies often reject claims simply to protect their bottom line and this may mean you need someone to fight for the compensation you are entitled to receive after an accident.
You should never try to fight with an insurance company on your own. Instead, you should work with an attorney who understands Texas laws and will fight to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve to compensate you for your injuries as well as the damages you suffered to your vehicle. Insurance companies are going to attempt to settle for as little as possible; at Samples Ames we will fight to get you the maximum settlement you are entitled to under the law.
Work with a law firm committed to serving you and your family in Dallas-Fort Worth
A drunk or texting driver can change your life forever. Take action today by calling Samples Ames at (817) 605-1505, (214) 308-6505, or contact us online to set up your free consultation. We have offices in both Dallas and Tarrant Counties and are easily accessible to most of north Texas. You only pay attorney fees if you receive compensation in your case.