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Dallas Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Drunk drivers often leave a trail of devastation in their wake. If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by an impaired driver, let the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC get to work on your case today. Our compassionate and experienced Dallas drunk driving accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into what happened in order to secure all compensation you are entitled to.

How serious are drunk driving accidents?

While any car accident has the potential to cause devastating injuries for drivers and passengers, accidents involving intoxicated drivers are often much more serious than any other roadway incident. The Texas Department of Transportation shows that there were 3,639 total fatalities and approximately 250,000 injuries due to traffic collisions during the latest reporting year in the state.

However, 940 of the total fatalities during that year were caused by crashes in which at least one driver was under the influence of alcohol. This means that 26% of the total traffic fatalities for that year were due to drunk driving.

Looking at data from Dallas for the latest reporting here, we can see that there were 2,252 total crashes reported involving drunk drivers. Out of these incidents, there were:

  • 80 fatalities
  • 216 suspected serious injuries
  • 480 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 783 possible injuries

Those who survive a crash involving a drunk driver often sustain devastating injuries. It is not uncommon for our Dallas drunk driving accident attorneys to help clients who have sustained the following:

Who can be held liable?

In Texas, the most likely liable party in a drunk driving accident will be the intoxicated driver. Those injured due to a drunk driver’s negligence will be able to bring a claim against that person’s insurance carrier or secure compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

However, Texas also has a dram shop law in place that could allow victims of a drunk driving accident to hold vendors who sell alcohol liable for an injury caused by their customer if:

  • The alcohol was sold or given to a minor under the age of 18
  • The alcohol was sold to a customer who was obviously intoxicated to the point where they posed a clear danger to the safety of themselves or others

Let us help you through this difficult time

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, contact an attorney as soon as possible. The team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC understands how devastating these incidents can be, and we will work to secure maximum compensation for your case. This can include coverage for the following:

  • Your medical expenses related to the crash
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work while you recover
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the impaired driver or a person who sold them alcohol

When you need a Dallas drunk driving accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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