Dallas DUI / DWI Car & Truck Accident Victims

Injured by a Drunk Driver? Seek Compensation After a Dallas DUI Car Accident

If you have recently been injured or lost a loved one due to a drunk driver’s reckless actions, you may be entitled to significant compensation. But you have to act fast. Call Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP at 214-231-0555 today and schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Dallas car accident attorneys. Not only will we help you secure the financial support you need to aid your recovery, but we will hold those responsible to the highest letter of the law. Our office takes drunk driving very seriously and will use every resource at our disposal to help your family get the justice it deserves.

Your DUI Accident Claim

But don’t delay. Time is of the essence and there are a number of elements working against your claim already:

  • Statute of Limitations: under Texas state law, you only have 2 years in which to file, after which you lose your opportunity to file;
  • Physical Evidence: over time, physical evidence can become misplaced, lost, or forgotten;
  • Witnesses Accounts: memories fade and those who may have seen your crash may no longer be able to assist you.

Don’t let any of these factors get the better of your claim. With our assistance, you can fight back against those who caused you harm, and regain some of the damages that were lost. While financial compensation cannot undo the past, it can ease any struggles you may currently face and open up new possibilities for the future.

Call Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP today and speak with one of our understanding in-take specialists to get the process started. There are no obligations to you and the initial consultation is free. The number to call is 214-231-0555.

What Kind Of Money Can I Recover After an Accident in Dallas, Texas?

Because of the terrible and violent nature of most drunk driving accidents, victims are often able to recover significant financial awards. Obviously, this depends a great deal on the particulars of the case and the counsel representing said claim. But in most instances, the amounts can be quite high. Compensation comes in a variety of forms and usually falls into one or more of the following categories:

Economic Damages: these are the physical expenses and concrete damages that went into the accident and your recovery. Hospital bills, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, property damage, loss of wages, and other assorted bills or charges are considered economic in nature.

Non-economic Damages: every accident exacts a heavy price on the individuals involved. While economic damages cover the physical costs, non-economic damages on the other hand attempt to reconcile the unseen expenses – the emotional turmoil, the mental distress, the pain and suffering. All of these intangibles add up to severe trauma for the victim, which the courts attempt to account for financially.

Punitive Damages: In some instances, if the guilty party’s misdeeds are especially heinous, the court could reprimand them through punitive damages. Texas CP. Code Ann. § 41.001 permits drunk driving accident victims to receive additional monies from the at-fault party, should the judge deem it appropriate.

Why Should I Call Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP?

Over the past two decades, Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP has represented numerous cases in which an individual’s life has been forever altered or taken by another’s reckless decisions. We fully understand the toll these kinds of accidents have on the victims and their families and we are committed to helping in every way possible. To that point, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis only. This means you don’t pay a thing until we’ve secured a positive verdict in your case.

For additional information, give our office a call at 214-231-0555.

Hit by an Intoxicated Truck Driver? We Can Help

A picture taken from a car driving down a highway passing a semi-truck

Any time a person gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, they are committing to operate that vehicle in a way that is legal and safe for everyone around them. When a driver fails to do so, they place themselves and all others sharing the road at risk. One of the most egregious acts of negligence a driver can commit is that of driving drunk, and Texas, unfortunately, leads the nation in DUI-related fatalities. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in 2015, 40.1% of car accident deaths in the state of Texas involved a driver who was under the influence. At Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP, we are committed to holding drunk drivers accountable for their actions, and seeking justice for the injured.

Any car accident has the potential to cause lasting physical and psychological injuries, as well as property damage, but the size of a commercial truck makes it even more dangerous when involved in an accident. Typically, a loaded big rig weighs at least 25 times more than a passenger vehicle, making it far more dangerous to other motorists when the driver loses control, or is impaired and unable to operate the vehicle safely. Truck accidents are proportionally far more likely to result in fatalities or catastrophic injuries than accidents involving smaller vehicles.

Who is Liable for My Dallas Truck Accident?

If the driver of a commercial truck was intoxicated and caused an accident, then both the driver and the company for which they were driving may be held legally responsible for your injuries. In addition to paying for your immediate medical bills, it is likely that you will be able to secure compensation for pain and suffering, ongoing medical treatment, lost wages for the time you’ve have been unable to work as you recover, as well as lost earning potential. Every case must be valued on an individual basis. If the accident left you permanently disfigured or impaired, you may be entitled to additional compensation.

Because the vehicles they operate are so dangerous, semi-truck drivers are also held to higher safety standards, as are the operators of any commercial vehicle. The specifics of liability in your truck accident case will depend on a number of factors, including whether the driver was an employee or an independent contractor, and the details of how the accident occurred.

As no two DUI wrecks are exactly the same, it is important that you have a skilled Dallas trucking accident attorney to help navigate the complexities your case, and ensure that you are not being taken advantage of or cheated by an insurance company. These companies are usually all too eager to convince the injured to settle for much less than they should.

Contact Our Dallas Truck Accident Lawyers

If the driver of the truck involved in an accident was under the influence and you were left injured, then it is crucial that you enlist highly-skilled legal representation to protect your interests in a personal injury claim or lawsuit. If a loved one has lost their life in a drunk driving accident, Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP can also assist you with filing a wrongful death claim. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact our office today. We can be reached at (214) 231-0555.

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