Drunk Driving Accidents
Hit by a Drunk Driver? Contact Our firm!
Everyone is aware of how dangerous it is to drink and drive, yet hundreds of people still lose their lives in Texas each year because of fatal accidents involving alcohol. No one who has been injured in a drunk driving accident should have to suffer without fair compensation.
Whose Fault Was It?
It is against the law to drive with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more. The Texas Penal Code also defines "intoxicated" as "not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body... ". If the person who was driving when you were injured was drunk, that person is responsible and their insurance company should pay.
Liability in a Drunk Driving Accident
The key to recovering fair compensation for this type of motor vehicle crash is to provide evidence that the other driver was intoxicated by alcohol or under the influence drugs at the time of the accident. This can be done by obtaining copies of police reports, gathering witness statements from the time of the accident, and other legal strategies.
Our firm may be able to help you recover damages for:
- Healthcare costs
- Special medical expenses
- Loss of wages
- Wrongful death restitution
- Loss of future earnings
- Disability support
- Emotional/mental pain and suffering
Drunk driving accidents often cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. This makes it even more important for you to have a legal professional who understands how to handle such serious and complex cases. You need the team from Webb, Stokes & Sparks on your side; let us review your case.
Dram Shop Negligence
We want to obtain as much compensation for you as possible. Therefore we look to any and all parties who may be to blame, such as a bar or restaurant that served alcohol to someone they knew was already intoxicated and would likely drive drunk. Liquor stores are also liable if they are likewise irresponsible in selling alcohol. There is no “social host” liability in Texas. If you are at a party and are over-served, then causing an accident, the host cannot be held liable. The exception here is if the host served alcohol to a minor, thereby doubly negligent.
The attorneys at Webb Stokes & Sparks care about getting justice for you after an accidental death or personal injury. We are local attorneys serving clients for more than 50 years. Our partners are Board Certified Specialists in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Find a Drunk Driving Accident Attorney in San Angelo, TX
Our personal injury firm has built a reputation for professional and responsive representation. We utilize a strong team of attorneys, legal assistants, paralegals, and qualified experts to handle your case and recover the full amount of your damages.
Drunk driving accidents can cause life-altering and devastating injuries. Hire our firm to pursue the compensation you need while you focus on your physical recovery. We also have the experience to recover ongoing compensation for long-term injuries for our clients.
Your initial case evaluation is free, so contact us today!