Bryan, TX Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
12+ Years of Legal Experience
Although there are laws in place prohibiting drunk driving, people disregard this law and the consequences can be devastating. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, car crashes in 2018 resulted in 249,241 individuals getting injured and 3,639 deaths. More than a quarter of the fatal accidents involved a drunk driver. If you need a drunk driving accident lawyer in Bryan, TX contact Brian C. Gutierrez, PLLC for experienced, compassionate legal counsel.
Call (979) 258-6688 today if you or a loved one was injured by a drunk driver. We're here to help.
Consequences of Driving Drunk
In Texas, driving under the influence can result in a variety of criminal penalties, depending on the circumstances and whether there are any prior convictions. In addition to criminal charges, drunk drivers may face personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits filed by victims of accidents. These civil cases are separate from criminal cases, and a conviction in criminal court does not necessarily mean that a drunk driver will be found liable (legally responsible) in civil court. As a victim of a drunk driving accident, you'll need an attorney to help ensure that civil justice is served and that you can recover fair compensation for your injuries or losses.
Compensation for Injuries in Alcohol-Related Accidents
If your injuries were caused by a drunk driver, the compensation available may exceed that of a non-alcohol related accident, including punitive damages. We can thoroughly investigate your case and all possible sources of compensation for your injuries, including medical bills, loss of income and future earning potential, and other economic and non-economic damages.
Those who may be found liable in alcohol-related accidents may include:
- The drunk driver
- The intoxicated driver’s insurance company
- The bar or restaurant that over-served the drunk driver
- Social hosts, if the drunk driver is under the age of 18
In order to succeed, it must be proven that the accident was the fault of the drunk driver. Even though the person was drinking, insurance companies sometimes attempt to lay some of the blame with the victim. Our attorneys want to help you build a strong case. We start with the information in the police report, conduct our own investigation, gather evidence, and interview witnesses to build an injury case that clearly demonstrates the fault of the drunk driver.