If you are a drunk driving accident victim, you should not delay in speaking with a skilled and experienced Houston drunk driving accident lawyer. The Gonzalez Law Group is on your side, and we will stop at nothing to hold all liable parties accountable for their negligence. Contact us today to learn more about drunk driving accidents in Texas and how our firm can help if you’ve been hurt in one.
Houston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer | Here for Intoxicated Driving Accident Victims
No one should ever have to face the repercussions of an accident caused by a drunk driver on their own. Our firm is dedicated to helping drunk driving victims throughout the state of Texas recover their rightful compensation, and we have been for years. You can rely on a Houston auto accident lawyer here at our firm to fight for you.
If You’re Hurt By a Drunk Driver
If you are hurt by a drunk driver, the first thing you should do is call law enforcement to the scene of the accident. Doing so serves multiple purposes. First, it will send an ambulance your way, which you or the other driver may need. Additionally, if the allegedly intoxicated person is behaving erratically, law enforcement can help de-escalate the situation and arrest the individual, if need be.
Calling the police to the scene will also ensure a police report is recorded and, in most cases, if the police suspect the individual is under the influence, they will most likely require him or her to submit to chemical testing, such as a breathalyzer test. Our firm can then use the results of this test, later on, to help prove your personal injury claim.
Additionally, after an accident with a drunk driver, you should:
- Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
- Take pictures of any damage caused to your vehicle, the other driver’s vehicle, and any property involved in the accident.
- Receive immediate medical treatment.
- Keep a copy of all medical documentation regarding your injuries.
- Hire a competent Houston drunk driving accident lawyer who can fight for the compensation you need to heal.
The Dram Shop Law in Texas
Most states have a dram shop law in place. Essentially, a dram shop law allows those who’ve been harmed by drunk drivers to sue both the driver and the establishment responsible for serving the driver alcohol under certain circumstances. If you can prove that the establishment served a person who was already obviously intoxicated “to the extent that he presented a clear danger to himself and others,” you should be able to sue both the driver and the establishment that served the driver.
Contact a Houston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Our firm is deeply sympathetic to all those who’ve sustained serious injuries (or worse) because of drunk drivers. Contact The Gonzalez Law Group today to schedule your free initial consultation with our aggressive legal team.