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Comal County Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

San Marcos drunk driving crash attorney

Personal Injury Attorney Serving Victims of DUI Crashes in Guadalupe County and Hays County

Each year, more than 10,000 Americans are killed in drunk driving accidents, and a recent study shows that alcohol was involved in 29 percent of all U.S. traffic fatalities. Alcohol has an even more significant impact in Texas, where it was a factor in a full 40 percent of car crash fatalities. Statewide, drunk driving crashes were around five times as likely to be fatal and almost three times as likely to cause a serious injury when compared to accidents in which alcohol was not a factor.

With good reason, drunk driving is a criminal offense carrying serious penalties for those who are found guilty. However, while criminal charges can help keep offending drivers off roadways, they do little to cover the immense costs of accidents that have already happened, which by a recent estimate amounts to $44 billion annually in tangible expenses nationwide, and $201 billion when intangible quality-of-life costs were included.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a drunk driver, you know just how much of a personal impact these costs have. Often, the only way for you to obtain compensation, justice, and some degree of relief is to file a civil claim with the help of a personal injury lawyer. At New Braunfels Personal Injury Attorney, Inc., we are committed to helping drunk driving victims and their families with the personal attention and care that they deserve.

Understanding Personal Injury Cases Involving Drunk Driving

As with any personal injury case, the ability to seek compensation depends on proving that the other involved parties engaged in negligent behavior that caused the accident and injury. Fortunately, drunk driving is one of the clearest examples of negligence due to the danger that it poses for other motorists and users of the roadways. In general, DUI cases involve drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit of 0.08, but driving with lower levels or under the influence of another drug may still constitute negligence if evidence shows that the driver was significantly impaired to the extent that it caused the accident.

Drunk driving also often leads to other negligent actions like speeding, reckless driving, and erratic driving behavior. Evidence of any of these behaviors in your accident can further strengthen your claim. In especially egregious cases or cases involving repeat offenders, the judge may also award punitive damages in addition to the economic and non-economic damages you have incurred.

If you were injured in a truck accident in which the truck driver was drunk, you may have additional grounds to seek compensation due to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's regulations for drug and alcohol prevention. In addition to the driver, the trucking company that employs the driver may also be liable if it has failed to enforce the required measures.

Our New Braunfels Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Can Help You Seek Justice

We offer free consultations for personal injury and wrongful death cases resulting from drunk driving accidents so that you do not have to worry about another cost on top of the physical, emotional, and financial hardship you are already facing. We will work with you, the police, witnesses, and other sources of evidence to prove the other party's negligence and help you file an insurance claim that accounts for the full extent of the compensation you are entitled to.

We also represent you in settlement negotiations with the insurance company of either the individual or the trucking company and fight to prevent them from minimizing your payout. We strive to reach a fair settlement pre-trial, but we know that some cases can only be resolved in a trial, and we are prepared to make a strong argument for you in court if need be.

Contact Our San Marcos Car Accident Law Firm

If you have been affected by a drunk driving accident, contact us at 830-201-3515 for a free consultation with a lawyer who truly cares. We are available 24/7 and serve local clients in New Braunfels, Seguin, San Marcos, San Antonio, Schertz, Austin, Hunter, Maxwell, and throughout Comal, Hays, and Guadalupe County.

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