Drunk drivers are always a dangerous threat. Amazingly, some drunk drivers arrive at their destinations without any incident. However there are numerous, negligent, intoxicated drivers on Texas highways and roads that collide with other vehicles or pedestrians causing disastrous deaths and injuries. The attorneys at Eberstein & Witherite, LLP, aggressively protect the rights of innocent victims killed or injured in accidents with drunk drivers in Texas.
A recent study showed that 45 percent of the 3,504 traffic deaths occurring on Texas highways and roads in 2005 resulted from alcohol-related accidents, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Thousands of other victims must cope with permanent disfigurement, scars, or life-altering injuries due to these terrible and avoidable accidents. These victims are not only statistics because they are innocent people who have suffered death or injury, and they must deal with medical expenses, lost earnings and wages, and lost companionship in addition to their pain and suffering. Our experienced team of Texas drunk driver accident attorneys has helped victims and their families of these accidents acquire the payments they deserve for their losses.
Under the Texas Dram Shop law, a bar owner, business owner, social host, or anyone who serves or provides liquor to an visibly intoxicated person, including a business owner, bar owner, alcohol server, or social host, may be held liable for damages caused after the driver gets behind the wheel of their vehicle. In cases where the behavior is reckless conduct, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the drunk driver and the alcohol server.
The rules and regulations that administer legal responsibility for motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers are complicated. The clients of Eberstein & Witherite, LLP, have benefited from our team’s thorough knowledge of these laws, detailed investigations, and experience with the strategies that insurance companies use to dispute valid claims. With our help, many of our clients have been awarded large jury verdicts or considerable settlements.
If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident from the negligence of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to payments from damages suffered. Our professional experts are available to privately discuss the laws and specific details of the accident that hold drunk drivers and others accountable. It will cost you nothing to contact us. Our network of investigators and legal and medical professionals will carefully investigate the accident, recognize all liable parties, and can also arrange necessary medical care if necessary. Our firm is owed nothing unless we successfully acquire compensation for the client’s claim.
There are deadlines in Texas for bringing a lawsuit in court, so it is important that you contact Eberstein & Witherite, LLP, right away to speak privately with a Texas drunk driver accident attorney. We will listen to you and provide a quick and accurate assessment of the best way to obtain all the compensation owed to you.