If you or a loved one was injured in a collision caused by a motorist who was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), you could pursue compensation for your losses. An Irving DWI lawyer from our firm can help you do this. We can prove that your accident was caused by a negligent driver, calculate the cost of your damages, and negotiate a settlement. We can also file a lawsuit in civil court, if necessary.
You typically have two years from the date of your accident to file a car accident lawsuit, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003. However, if the other driver left the state or hid their identity, you could have more time to pursue compensation. Otherwise, if you do not act within this state-mandated deadline, you risk losing the chance to pursue financial recovery.
You Owe Us Nothing Unless We Win Your Case
When you call in the Strong Arm to build your case, we do not request payment for our help until your situation is resolved. We do not charge hourly rates or retainers. We take payment for our help from the settlement we get for you––meaning that you can afford our lawyer at no out-of-pocket expense.
Not only do we work on a contingency-fee-basis, but we can help you pursue financial recovery for the following:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Healthcare bills
- Property damage costs
- Pain and suffering
We encourage you to call our team today to learn more. You can explore your options with a representative at no cost.
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You Can Recover Compensation Even if a Crime Took Place
If you or a loved one was in an accident with a drunk driver, it does not matter whether they were charged or convicted of a crime; you can still pursue compensation for your collision-related losses.
If you need to file a lawsuit to get compensation, then our Irving DWI lawyer will file your case in civil court. This will be different from any penalties that the at-fault driver faces in criminal court.
While a conviction could help your case, it is not necessary to seek financial recovery. To learn more, call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today.
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We Can Prove the Other Driver Caused Your Accident
It does not matter whether the at-fault driver at the time of your accident was sober or not; if their negligence caused your accident, they could be held accountable for your losses.
Texas is a proportionate responsibility state, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §33.001. This statute means, in the event of a car accident, if another party is more than 50% responsible for the collision, they could be held accountable for the other party’s damages.
To prove that your accident was caused by a drunk driver, we can utilize the following pieces of evidence:
The Police Report
If the other party exhibited erratic behavior or was charged with a crime, this information may be included in the police report. It could support your allegations that because you were struck by a drunk driver, you were hurt.
Traffic Camera Footage
Many intersections, public streets, and even residential areas are equipped with traffic cameras. One of these devices may have captured your collision on film. So, for instance, if the other driver wove in and out of lanes, disregarded a red light, or drove on the wrong side of the road, this documentation could be readily accessible.
Testimony from an Accident Reconstruction Specialist
If a traffic camera did not record your accident, then an accident reconstruction specialist may be able to use computer simulation technology to learn more about your collision. By using computer-generated graphics, physics, and engineering, they can find out more about how your accident happened.
Photos of the accident scene, the at-fault motorist’s driving history, and your medical records could also be used to supplement your case.
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Steps You Can Take After Being Injured in a DWI Accident
You can rest assured that with Loncar Lyon Jenkins on your side, we will handle the bulk of the legal process on your behalf. However, there are some steps that you can take to combat any possible challenges to your case’s progression.
In the aftermath of a DWI accident, you should consider:
- Seeking medical attention
- Following through with any recommended treatments and physical therapy
- Keeping all receipts, invoices, and billing statements associated with your losses
- Refraining from using social media to post about the collision
- Directing the claims adjuster to one of our lawyers
- Refusing to accept a settlement until you understand the cost of your damages
- Refraining from giving a recorded statement––regardless of what the insurer tells you
We can provide more information about how you can help build your personal injury case when you call Loncar Lyon Jenkins today.
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Our Irving DWI Attorneys Are on Your Side
We are committed to helping you recover the cost of your accident-related losses. We offer a free case review to prospective clients who want to learn more about our services. We are interested in learning about the circumstances of your accident, the severity of your injuries, and the cost of your damages.
We also want to know what you are looking for in a lawyer. We are confident that we can serve both you and the needs of your personal injury case. To connect with our team, call today.