Here at Titans Legal our Dallas Texas attorneys understand there is nothing more frustrating than being hit and injured by a drunk driver. We understand a drunk driving accident can cause serious injuries and medical expenses.
Harsh realities from TxDOT
- With over 3,500 drunk driving accidents in 2020, Texas makes up for one-third of drunk driving accidents in the U.S. alone.
- Over 25% of the 3,500 drunk driving accidents in Texas sadly resulted in fatalities.
A civil lawsuit against a drunk driver is the best way possible to recover damages from the accident. A drunk driver can be ordered to pay for all of the victim’s compensatory damages and possibly even punitive damages.
Compensatory Damages include:
- Property Damage
- Medical expenses
- Costs of future medical care related to the injuries sustained
- Lost income
- Lost future earing capacity
- Pain and suffering
Insurance Coverage When Suing A Drunk Driver
If the drunk driver has insurance, there’s a chance that the policy will cover victims’ losses (property damage, medical bills, pain and suffering…). Liability in these cases is usually clear, especially if the drunk driver has been convicted in criminal court, but there can still be issues about who caused the accident. Even when liability is established, however, sometimes the terms of a DUI driver’s insurance policy will exclude damages caused by certain types of criminal behavior. Thus, it’s important that the victim’s attorney work with prosecutors from the outset to encourage an outcome beneficial to the victim’s civil claim.
If you’re suing a drunk driver and his policy limits are too low (he is underinsured), or he has no insurance, then things get more complicated, but not hopeless.
In cases where the driver has insufficient or no insurance, there may be other ways to recover for your losses. One option is you can sue the drunk driver personally, but without insurance it will be difficult to collect any judgment if the driver has few or no assets. A second option is you may have underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage on your own car insurance policy that can kick in to fully compensate you for your losses. Another option under certain circumstances, other third parties may be liable. For example, if the drunk driver is a minor with a history of substance abuse, his parents may have been negligent for entrusting him with a motor vehicle.
Our Dallas Texas Drunk Driving Wreck Lawyers Can Help You
At Titans Legal, our attorneys will seek the maximum compensation for victims and their loved ones injured or killed by a drunk driver.
Titans Legal attorneys have many years of experience and success in fighting and winning Dallas drunk driving cases and will fight for you and your loved ones’ rights for the highest compensation for your loss, pain and suffering. We care about you and are standing by to help you. No legal fees are charged unless we win compensation for your case!
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Dallas drunk driving accident, call us now at 214.488.8888 or fill out our online request form here ->