Super Bowl Traffic Accidents By Drunk Driving
After a Super Bowl traffic accident, it is important to get a medical diagnosis of your injuries and begin treatment immediately. Then, speak with a Traffic accident attorney who represents car accident victims in injury claims.
As the NFL season winds down, people across Texas are already preparing for their annual Super Bowl parties. While you might associate the Super Bowl with plenty of food and cold beer, large TVs, and halftime shows, many people have a much different experience on Super Bowl Sunday. This is because, each year, too many people suffer serious injuries in crashes caused by drunk drivers on this day.
Holding Drunk Drivers Liable for Injuries
Texas law strictly prohibits driving while intoxicated (DWI), which can involve driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over the legal limit of 0.08 percent or driving with alcohol impairment (even if you are below the legal limit). While law enforcement agencies increase enforcement efforts on days like Super Bowl Sunday, they cannot catch every drunk driver before they cause a crash and seriously harm others.
When a drunk driver causes a car accident, you should always call 911, so the police arrive at the scene. If an officer believes that the other driver is impaired, they can arrest them, and the driver will likely face DWI charges in criminal court.
You might assume that the criminal case will address your losses as an accident victim, and some cases involve a restitution order. However, restitution rarely comes close to covering your injury-related losses, so you need to take separate legal action to seek the compensation you need from the driver’s insurance company. Through this claim, you can seek financial recovery for all of your past and future losses, which might include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent injuries
Why You Should Retain an Attorney after a Super Bowl Traffic Accident
You may be wondering why you need to retain a lawyer to represent you after a drunk driving accident, especially if you have already received a settlement offer. The fact is that insurance companies want to settle cases for as little as possible – even when they know that their customer was the person who caused an accident. They will often engage in aggressive or manipulative tactics that are designed to get you to settle your claim for less than it is actually worth.
When you retain an attorney who is familiar with drunk driving accident claims, however, you can rest assured that your rights will be protected throughout the entire settlement process.
Learn How a Spring, TX Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you should contact the Holladay Law Firm as soon as you can. Drunk driving accident victims are often able to recover significant compensation for their losses, and an experienced attorney can help ensure that you receive the settlement or award you deserve. Contact us or call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney.