Drunk driver victims need an experienced DWI accident attorney.
Few tragedies are as horrific as those caused by drunk driving. Not only can a DWI accident kill innocent people, the ensuing expenses and injuries can rip apart the lives of survivors.
Medical bills, lost wages, property damages, funeral costs, rehabilitation, and counseling services all add up; not to mention the trauma associated with the loss of a life.
When a drunk driver is involved in an auto accident, the victims will need to hire a law firm experienced in DWI accident law.
Shamieh Law Can Help
The team at Shamieh Law is here to not only help the victims of a DWI accident, but to ensure those responsible are held accountable for their reckless actions. Criminal prosecutions may not adequately cover the DWI victim’s expenses. Shamieh Law represents clients in Texas and Louisiana, and has a proven track record of receiving multi-million dollar awards for their clients.
The Server May be Liable
In many states, the business or social host who serves alcohol to an obviously drunk person may be liable for injuries or damages caused by that person. In Texas, these statues began with the Dram Shop Act of 1987 in an attempt to prevent bars from profiting from over-serving a customer. To sue a bar or host successfully, you must be able to prove that the driver was obviously intoxicated and a danger to themselves or others when they were served the alcohol.
Laws Vary by State
Texas leads the nation in drunk driving accidents. According to the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting drunk driving, 1,446 Texans died in drunk driving accidents in 2014. In Texas, the code addressing the Dram Shop Act is contained in the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code.
Louisiana law does not hold a vendor or social host liable for providing alcohol to an intoxicated person who causes an accident. That’s why it’s important to hire an attorney who specializes in your state’s laws.
Hit By a Drunk Driver? What to Do
Calling 911 is the fastest way to get evaluated and receive treatment for your injuries. This will also ensure police are dispatched to the accident scene and will file a report.
Photograph the vehicles involved in the wreck and the surrounding area from all angles.
Talk to Witnesses
Talk to the people at the scene. Get the contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident.
Do Not Talk to Insurance Companies
The insurance company representatives may seem like nice people, but they are not always on your side. Speak with your personal injury attorney before making a statement to anyone other than the police.
Consult with a DWI Accident Attorney
Anyone injured by a drunk driver should speak with an attorney who is a DWI accident specialist. Varying state laws and liability issues can make a successful recovery a challenge. The specialists at Shamieh Law closely follow DWI accident cases in Texas and Louisiana as they develop.
In today’s complex world, you need a specialist on your side if you are injured in any accident where drugs or alcohol are involved. Shamieh Law’s free case evaluation allows you to speak with a DWI accident attorney as soon as you call us. We know you need to speak to an attorney, not some customer service agent or automated system. Our attorneys answer your calls and needs the minute you call.
First, we can help you get the medical attention you need. Next, we will fully investigate the accident, liability issues and available insurance coverages. Finally, we will aggressively represent your interests and achieve the best possible outcome.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Dallas, New Orleans or anywhere else in Texas or Louisiana, contact Shamieh Law today to schedule a free consultation on how we can help you. Remember, you do not owe us anything unless we win your case.
Call 214-888-3333 now for your free consultation.