When a drunk or drugged driver gets behind the wheel, it significantly increases the risk of a crash. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) accidents often cause serious injuries to victims, leaving them with thousands of dollars in medical care costs, lost income, and other expenses.
An Amarillo car accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins helps clients recover compensation based on their injuries, expenses, and losses. This includes drunk and drugged driving cases. Our Amarillo team represents injured parties and loved ones who lost someone in a drunk driving accident. During a free consultation, we will help you better understand your options and next steps. Call us today to get started.
What Damages Can an Amarillo DWI Accident Lawyer Recover in My Case?
When a driver is drunk or drugged and causes a crash, they are legally responsible for the injuries that occur. This includes the physical and psychological injuries and the expenses and losses incurred because of them.
Our Amarillo attorneys identify and document the recoverable damages as a part of our investigation into the case. We can then pursue compensation based on the fair settlement range of these damages. This allows us to negotiate a fair agreement in many cases.
Some of the most common types of damages our Amarillo personal injury attorneys recover for DWI crash injury clients include:
- Medical care, current and future, and related expenses
- Income losses for missing work
- Diminished earning ability if there are lasting impairments
- Property damages, including car repair or replacement
- Additional related expenses with receipts
- Pain and suffering damages
How Our Lawyers Help Clients Manage Wrongful Death Cases After a DWI
Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 71.002(b), immediate family members can pursue compensation if their loved ones died from DWI accident injuries. Spouses, children, and parents might be able to file a wrongful death action and seek compensation for survivors. Under some circumstances, an estate representative who is not an immediate family member can sue.
Contact us today for a free consultation. Our Amarillo wrongful death attorney can answer your questions and ensure you understand your rights.
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Our Amarillo DWI Accident Attorneys Handle All Aspects of Accident Cases
Our attorneys fight to recover fair compensation for our clients hurt by drunk or drugged drivers. We have helped thousands of clients get the money they need to pay for their injuries and other costs. You could be next.
We have eight office locations across Texas, including one in nearby Lubbock. We often meet with potential clients virtually if they cannot come to our nearest office. Even virtually, we can discuss the case details, what occurred, and how we can help. We will assess your options and explain our services.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins is a contingency fee law firm. We do not ask our clients to pay any upfront fees or expenses. We only charge clients once we close the case and recover money for them. If we do not win the case, our clients do not pay.
Our DWI Attorneys Will Work to Prove How Negligence Caused Your Drunk Driving Crash in Amarillo, TX
Many people think of DWI as a criminal offense. A drunk or drugged driver gets behind the wheel, drives, and causes a crash. The police arrive and arrest them. They could face a Class B misdemeanor charge for driving while intoxicated. The possible sentence includes at least three days behind bars, fines, and a license suspension.
While all of this is true, there is also a civil case possible based on these crashes. Our Amarillo DWI accident attorneys from Loncar Lyon Jenkins handle these cases for injured victims. By documenting what happened and showing the accused driver caused the crash, our team builds a compelling case to recover compensation for our client.
These cases require us to investigate what happened. This could include using some of the evidence the police gathered to show the driver was intoxicated, but this is not the most important part of the case. Instead, we need to show how the driver caused the crash, usually by violating a traffic law meant to prevent accidents. This could include:
- Failure to maintain a lane
- Failure to yield
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to maintain a safe following distance
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How Our DWI Attorneys Pursue Compensation for Amarillo Collisions
When an Amarillo personal injury lawyer takes on a DWI collision case, we can seek and secure compensation for the client in several ways. With a strong case showing the accused driver caused the crash, we can often demand fair compensation from the driver’s insurance carrier. This usually leads to settlement negotiations and is often successful in settling the case.
Sometimes, we might need to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. The case could still settle after this step occurs, but we begin to prepare it for a jury trial. If the case goes to trial, we will ask the jury to award compensation based on our client’s expenses and losses.
What Is the Timeline for an Amarillo DWI Accident Lawsuit?
You usually have up to two years to begin a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against a drunk or drugged driver, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. This is not necessary in all cases, but we must settle the case or sue before the deadline arrives to protect your right to take the case to trial.
We ask you to call us as soon as possible after your accident. We may build a stronger case with more convincing evidence if we can begin working on your case sooner.
Discuss Your Amarillo DWI Accident Injury Case With Our Team for Free Today
When you call in Loncar Lyon Jenkins, you call in the Strong Arm. We provide free consultations with our team so Amarillo drunk driving crash victims can learn their rights and how our lawyers handle these cases. Let us assess your case for free today.
Contact us to get started. We have someone who can speak with you and discuss your accident and injuries today.