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You Deserve Fair Compensation…
Regardless of Your Citizenship or Documentation

Drunk driver accidents occur when individuals operate vehicles under the influence of alcohol, impairing their judgment, coordination, and reaction times. These accidents often result in severe injuries, property damage, and even fatalities. Victims may suffer from broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or emotional trauma, enduring long-term physical and psychological consequences. The reckless actions of intoxicated drivers not only endanger their own lives but also jeopardize the safety of others on the road.

At Paxton Law Firm, we believe that every victim of a drunk driver accident deserves fair compensation, regardless of their citizenship or documentation status. Texas law protects the rights of all individuals injured due to the negligence of others, irrespective of their immigration status. We are dedicated to advocating for the rights of every client, providing compassionate support and comprehensive legal representation to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Beware of Insurance Companies After Drunk Driver Accidents… Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

After a drunk driver accident, you can expect a call from an insurance adjuster who may seem concerned about your well-being. Even though the voice on the other end of the line may sound sympathetic, their only goal is to protect their company’s bottom line. During the call, they may ask seemingly innocuous questions, such as details about the accident, your injuries, or your medical treatment. They will use this information to reduce their liability.

Remember, insurance adjusters are trained to minimize payouts and may use various tactics to devalue your claim or shift blame onto you. They may pressure you into accepting a quick settlement offer, hoping you’ll settle for less than you deserve. Don’t fall for their tactics, and call us immediately to handle insurance negotiations. We ensure your rights are protected and fight for the fair compensation you deserve while you focus on your recovery.

Steps to Take Immediately After Drunk Driver Accidents:

  • Ensure your safety and the safety of others involved in the accident by moving to a safe location if possible.
  • Call emergency services to report the accident and request medical assistance for any injuries.
  • Do not admit fault or apologize, as this could be misconstrued and used against you later.
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident.
  • Gather evidence at the scene, including photos of the vehicles, license plates, and any visible injuries or property damage.
  • Obtain contact information from witnesses who may have seen the accident occur.
  • Seek medical attention promptly, even if you don’t think you’re seriously injured, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent.
  • Report the accident to your insurance company, but do not provide detailed statements until you have consulted with a legal professional.
  • Contact Paxton Law Firm for expert guidance and representation.

Common Reasons for Drunk Driver Accidents:

  • Impaired judgment and decision-making due to alcohol consumption
  • Reduced coordination and motor skills, leading to difficulty controlling the vehicle
  • Slowed reaction times, making it challenging to respond to hazards or obstacles
  • Poor perception of speed and distance, increasing the likelihood of collisions
  • Risk-taking behavior, such as speeding or reckless driving
  • Failure to obey traffic laws and signals due to intoxication
  • Ignorance or disregard for the potential consequences of drunk driving on oneself and others

Drunk Driver Accidents FAQs

How can a lawyer help me with my drunk driver accident case?

A skilled attorney specializing in personal injury law can:

  • Investigate the accident thoroughly, gathering evidence to establish liability.
  • Handle communication with insurance companies and negotiate for fair compensation.
  • Represent you in court if litigation becomes necessary and advocate for your rights.

What types of damages can I recover in a drunk driver accident case?

Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses, including hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, and ongoing treatment.
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity due to injuries preventing you from working.
  • Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Property damage, such as vehicle repairs or replacement.
  • Other damages, depending on the specifics of your case.

What if the drunk driver was uninsured or underinsured?

If the at-fault driver lacks sufficient insurance coverage to fully compensate you for your damages, you may still have options for recovery. Your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage may provide compensation for your injuries and losses in such situations.

Lady Justice Is Blind…
but We Help Her See the Truth

Paxton Law Firm is more than just a legal practice; we’re your advocates in pursuit of justice. We understand the complexities of drunk driver accidents and the challenges victims face. Our team diligently negotiates fair compensation for our clients, refusing to settle unless we firmly believe it’s in their best interest. Our mission is to help you seek justice and fair compensation for your injuries and losses. If you’ve been injured in a drunk driver accident, schedule your free consultation to explore your legal options.

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