DWI Accident Injury Lawyer in Austin
Drunk driving has reached epidemic levels in Texas. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving comprised 40 percent of the state’s 3,071 traffic fatalities in 2009, ranking the state among the top four in the nation for alcohol-impaired driving deaths.
In Travis County alone, there were 1,563 DWI/DUI car wrecks in 2009, Texas Department of Transportation data shows, while Hays, Comal, Bexar, Williamson, Bell and McLennan counties combined for another 3,550 drunk-driving crashes.
At The Bob Richardson Law Firm, we believe drunk drivers should be held accountable for the harm they cause and that victims of their reckless behavior should be fully and fairly compensated for their damages.
The Bob Richardson Law Firm works to protect the rights and interests of drunk driving accident victims throughout Austin, Waco and the surrounding Texas communities of Round Rock, Georgetown, Killeen, Temple, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Taylor and Belton.
To learn how we can help you with your DWI/DUI accident case, call us today toll-free at 800-880-5100 or use our online form. We can provide you with a free case evaluation and answer your questions. We won’t charge you for our services unless we recover for you.
Help for Texas Drunk Driving Accident Victims
There is no more reckless form of driving than driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. When impaired by alcohol or other substances, you may fail to control your speed, notice other drivers, weave or fail to brake. That’s why Texas law has strong criminal penalties in place to punish those who drive with blood alcohol content (BAC) above the legal limit of 0.08.
If a driver is convicted of a DWI/DUI, then it establishes negligence per se and may entitle you to recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit that include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost past and future income
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages.
To recover, you must have suffered those damages and be able to prove them. If the drunk driver causes a wrongful death, the victim’s family may also be compensated for loss of a loved one’s care and companionship as well as funeral and death expenses.
Additionally, if a business such as a bar or restaurant served alcohol to a noticeably impaired driver, then Texas law allows for that establishment to be held liable as well.
If you or a loved one is harmed by a drunk driver, The Bob Richardson Law Firm will work tirelessly to investigate your case and determine all of your legal options. We work with highly qualified medical, engineering and accident reconstruction experts, and we employ the latest in technology to develop our cases.
Although an insurance company will try to convince you that you don’t need an attorney to represent you in a drunk driving accident claim, don’t heed that advice. Although the drunk driver’s negligence may be automatically established by a DWI/DUI conviction, an experienced drunk driving accident attorney can review your case to determine the full extent of your damages and the different parties who should be held responsible for your and your family’s losses.
Contact Our Texas Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys Today
Since our founding, The Bob Richardson Law Firm has used hard work and determination to help DWI/DUI accident victims and their families throughout Austin, Waco and the surrounding Texas communities of Round Rock, Georgetown, Killeen, Temple, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Taylor and Belton.
To learn how we can help you with your drunk driving accident case, and to receive a free case evaluation, call us today toll-free at 800-880-5100 or use our online form. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.