If you were seriously injured due to the reckless actions of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to damages. A Lubbock DWI accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins may be able to help you.
There are serious consequences for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas. The driver responsible for your accident may face criminal charges. The outcome of a criminal case has no bearing on your personal injury claim and lawsuit. Pursuing compensation for your accident injuries is a separate legal process from a criminal case.
The injuries you experienced may cause you to miss significant time from work. In cases involving catastrophic injuries, you may never return to work.
What happened to you is not fair and we want to assist you with your possible case. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we offer most of our legal services on a contingency basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless we win your case. Call us today for your free case evaluation: 800-777-7777.
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Liability, and Your Accident Injuries
Each year, hundreds of Texans die and thousands more suffer serious injuries in accidents caused by impaired drivers. The devastation created by their careless actions impacts the lives of innocent victims forever.
A DWI charge in Texas generally means that the driver had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher and was under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins can investigate the accident that caused your injuries. Our team understands how to implement the following methods for gathering and reviewing evidence:
- Studying accident scene photographs and video
- Analyzing police reports of the accident
- Interviewing witnesses
- Relating your injuries to the accident using medical reports
The process of preparing your case for the best outcome possible takes time—something that is not on your side with a civil case.
If a drunk or otherwise intoxicated driver crashed into your vehicle, causing you painful and expensive injuries, contact a Lubbock DWI accident lawyer now. The team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins stands ready to assist you. Call us for your free case evaluation: 800-777-7777.
For a free legal consultation with a dwi accidents lawyer serving Lubbock, call 800-777-7777
Possible Recoverable Damages for Your DWI Accident Injuries
The outcome of any civil case depends upon many factors. The details of the accident that resulted in your injuries are very important. Each case is different, however, types of possible recoverable damages in personal injury cases typically include:
- Medical bills associated with emergency transport from the scene, along with hospital and doctors’ fees.
- Continuous costs for various therapies, rehabilitation, prescription medicine, and medical equipment like that of a power chair for mobility.
- Replacement of lost income from missed time at work due to your injuries.
- Reduced earning capacity, if your injuries prevent you from returning to the same job as before the accident.
- Mental anguish and pain and suffering.
It is common for personal injury cases and the pursuit of compensation to start with an insurance company. If an insurance company offers you a settlement soon after your accident, it generally does so to protect its best interests.
Insurance companies often offer victims a low-dollar settlement in order to close the claim quickly and at no great expense to their company. Do not give in to their aggressive tactics and contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins instead.
DWI and Wrongful Death
Driving while intoxicated in Texas kills innocent victims every year. If you lost a close loved one due to a drunk driver, you may be eligible for a wrongful death claim and lawsuit.
Your relationship to the victim plays a crucial role in determining your eligibility. Texas wrongful death statute allows for the following family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit:
- Surviving spouse
There are certain conditions, like that of adoption, that can play a role in qualifications. Texas law does not allow for siblings of the decedent to file for compensation.
It is possible for a wrongful death case to proceed to trial if negotiations with an insurance company are unsuccessful. Loncar Lyon Jenkins always prepare for trial and we know how to explain damages—from a loss of income to that of a loss of companionship—to a jury.
Wrongful death cases are often complex due to the grief involved and the varying relationships to the victim. Let us help you through this emotionally difficult time by providing legal representation that protects your best interests.
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Get Help from Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today
Drinking alcohol or taking drugs before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is a personal choice. When another driver makes the decision to drive in an impaired state, they place everyone around them at risk for harm.
A DWI is a crime and it is often a life sentence for those injured in the accident. The trauma of your injuries or the loss of your loved one profoundly impacted your life—and that is not fair.
Financial compensation cannot reset your life to how it was before the accident nor can it replace your loss. It can, however, serve as a form of justice and accountability. The possible financial compensation can ease your stress about your current situation and your future.
A Lubbock DWI accident lawyer understands how the statute of limitations affects personal injury and wrongful death cases. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our firm understanding of Texas law is a plus when it comes to your DWI accident injuries.
While many civil cases settle out of court, we always prepare for trial. It is how we demonstrate to insurance companies and opposing lawyers our firm resolve to secure what our clients deserve.
With Loncar Lyon Jenkins, most of our legal services are on a contingency basis. You owe us nothing up front—you pay only if we win your case. If a drunk or drugged—or both—driver caused you serious injuries or resulted in the loss of a loved one, we can help you. Call us now for a free case evaluation: 800-777-7777.