Drunk driving in Texas is prohibited. However, this does not stop some motorists from engaging in the deadly practice. When they do, not only may they face criminal penalties, but they can be responsible for injured claimants’ damages.
Texans call Loncar Lyon Jenkins “the Strong Arm.” That’s because we don’t shy away from challenging legal battles. Our Fort Worth DWI accident lawyers have decades of experience fighting uncooperative insurance companies and the people they represent. We’re ready to begin your case at no cost.
Compensable Damages in a Fort Worth DWI Accident Case
Your lawyer’s goal is to obtain fair compensation for your collision-related losses, including:
- Medical costs
- Mental health treatment
- Lost income and reduced future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage expenses
- Funeral expenses, loss of consortium, and end-of-life healthcare (if you lost a loved one)
We’ve secured millions for injured claimants and their loved ones.
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We Can File Your Case Within Texas’s Statute of Limitations
- You generally have two years from the date of your accident or loved one’s passing to file a civil lawsuit.
- Failure to abide by this deadline forfeits your right to pursue a lawsuit.
- Some exceptions may apply.
Your lawyer in Fort Worth can file your DWI lawsuit before the applicable deadline expires.
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What Can Loncar Lyon Jenkins Do for You?
To advance your legal goals, your lawyer will take on a host of responsibilities as they relate to your case. You can expect our team to:
- Gather evidence that proves the other party’s negligence
- Negotiate a settlement with the liable insurance provider
- Calculate your past, present, and future injury-related losses
- Consult with field experts about your case
- Interview witnesses, healthcare providers, and your family members
- Determine the cause of your accident
We’ll also protect you against unscrupulous insurance providers. This involves recognizing bad faith insurance practices and assessing settlement offers.
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We May Resolve Your Case Through One of the Following Methods
When we build a successful case, we generally resolve them through one of the following avenues:
Negotiating an Insurance Settlement
After presenting your case to the liable insurance provider, it may offer a settlement that accounts for your losses. However, keep in mind that while a fast settlement is convenient, it may not reflect the true value of your losses.
By calculating your damages, we can get the “full picture” when it comes to your past, present, and future injury-related expenses. This allows us to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs.
Remember: your case ends once you accept a settlement. This makes it crucial to understand what constitutes a fair offer.
Filing a Civil Lawsuit in a Tarrant County Court
Our team builds each case as though it’s going to trial––even if an insurance settlement is on the horizon. You can trust our team to abide by courtroom procedure, handle all communications, and fight for what you’re owed.
The criminal case against the driver and your civil case against them are two separate matters. While a “guilty” verdict could support your allegations, it will not award damages.
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Our Attorneys Can Prove Your Case’s Required Elements
You might think that because the other driver was under the influence, they’re automatically responsible for your losses. Yet, this isn’t necessarily true. Just because the other driver was intoxicated doesn’t mean they caused your accident.
To secure damages, we must prove the other driver was more negligent than you, as explained by Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 33.001. We can establish:
- The other party had a duty of care toward other road users (a civil and moral obligation to drive with reasonable caution)
- The other party breached their duty of care by breaking the law or otherwise violating safe driving practices
- The other party caused your accident––or at least the majority of the crash
- You suffered injuries, emotional trauma, and financial losses
Our lawyers will consult with witnesses, pull traffic camera recordings, and review photos of the accident scene to prove negligence. We may also request a copy of the accident report from Tarrant County, as the attending law enforcement officer may have included details about the other motorist’s intoxication.
Frequently Asked Questions About Compensable DWI Accident Cases
We represent thousands of clients a year. We’ve realized that we often get asked the same questions over and over. To help you understand your options, here are some questions you may have about your potential case:
What’s My Case Worth?
The value of your damages depends on many things, including the severity of your condition, your age, and the cost of your financial losses. There’s no one-size-fits-all value for DWI accident cases. Your case may be worth more or less than a very similar one.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire Loncar Lyon Jenkins?
Earlier, we mentioned that we can begin your case at no cost. You might think to yourself, “That sounds too good to be true.” But it’s how we handle the majority of our injury cases.
We don’t charge anything out of pocket for our legal aid. We also don’t require hourly rates, retainers, or other legal fees. You only pay us if your case succeeds. Even then, a portion of your settlement or court award pays for our services.
What if the Other Driver Doesn’t Have Insurance?
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) requires all motorists to carry a certain level of auto insurance. However, not all motorists abide by this mandate. You still have options even if the other party doesn’t have insurance, though.
Begin Your Free Case Review With Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today
Members of our team are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer your case-related questions. We also offer free case reviews where you can explore your options with our personal injury legal team serving Fort Worth.
To get started, call (877) 239-4878.