Few things are as irresponsible as getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking. Unfortunately, drunk driving occurs on a regular basis in Austin and throughout the United States.
While many attorneys make their living by representing reckless drivers in criminal court, our law firm believes that the victims of a crime that ruins the lives of so many Texans should be protected in civil court.
We understand how to establish liability in these cases and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf regardless of whether the at-fault driver is charged with DWI.
If you have been the victim of a drunk driver, contact an Austin drunk driving accident lawyer at DJC Law to find out how we can help you today.
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Most auto accident cases are the result of negligence. Drunk driving, however, is a reckless behavior that creates a greater risk of serious injuries such as head trauma, spinal injury, paralysis, or even wrongful death.
When bringing suit against a drunk driver, it is often necessary to request punitive damages (which are meant to punish the other side) as well as a request for compensatory damages (which are meant to compensate for the harm done to the victim).
Hiring the right attorney can make the difference in the extent to which the plaintiff recovers damages in an Austin drunk driving claim.
Our lawyers can help obtain records such as breathalyzer results and blood tests to show that the at-fault driver was impaired. We will also closely monitor any criminal proceedings so that liability can be quickly established.
We understand that the victim of drunk driving has been wronged. We’ll focus on the legal aspect so that the victim can focus on the important business of getting life back on track. Our legal team is ready to assist you.
Signs a Defendant Was Intoxicated
The state defines legal intoxication per se while driving as a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher. This level establishes, by law, that the driver was intoxicated. However, a lesser percentage can still be considered intoxication, when other signs are present.
Signals that a driver is impaired include:
- Slurred speech
- Red and glassy eyes
- Strong odor of alcohol on breath or in vehicle
- Open containers of alcohol
- Unsafe driving practices, speeding, inability to maintain lane
- Admissions to drinking or using drugs
Intoxication can occur as the result of alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or even over-the-counter medications. Any intoxication that led to unsafe driving and that ultimately caused the accident could be the proof needed to file an effective claim.
A diligent lawyer in Austin could implement evidence to demonstrate that a defendant definitely caused an accident by driving drunk.
Being hit by a drunk driver is more than an accident; it’s a reckless disregard for human life. The emotional and physical trauma you endure can feel insurmountable, and the path to recovery may seem uncertain.
But you don’t have to walk this path alone. We understand the profound impact that a drunk driving accident can have, and our team of skilled Austin drunk driving accident lawyers is here to fight for you.
With extensive experience in litigating these complex cases and millions of dollars recovered for our clients, we’re committed to maximizing your chances of recovering compensation in a civil claim.
Let us help you reclaim not just the financial losses but also the peace of mind and the dignity you deserve. Reach out today, and let’s start the journey toward justice together.