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by Jeff Rasansky - October 28, 2011
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Injured by a drunk driver? Call Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-405-4313. Our attorneys can help you recover money damages.

Drunk driving carries stiff penalties in Texas. If someone causes an automobile accident injury (or a wrongful death) while they’re behind the wheel and they’re intoxicated, the consequences are even more severe. If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, going after them in civil court may seem strange, but there are very good reasons to consider doing so.

Accidents Caused by DWI Drivers

Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers

The role of the law.

The legal penalties that drunk drivers face aren’t designed to do anything for the victim. Those laws punish the driver on behalf of the state. There’s nothing in those laws that will benefit you directly, except for those laws possibly discouraging more drivers from being out on the roads drunk. Filing a lawsuit is often the only way for the victim to get reimbursed for their injuries, pain and suffering.

The costs.

Drunk drivers can end up costing their victims a huge amount of money. The costs of medical treatments for some of the injuries that they cause can be very high. This is why lawyers are there to help you file a lawsuit seeking compensation. There’s no reason that you should have to pay the costs that stem from being hit by a drunk driver when it’s not your fault.

Legal fees and concerns.

In some cases, you’ll be able to work with a lawyer without having to pay any fees up front. This is called a contingency arrangement, and the lawyer agrees to take no pay at all unless they actually win your claim. Such arrangements allow individuals without a lot of money on hand to seek compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve endured because of a drunk driver, and without risking their personal finances.

Finding a lawyer is the first step, but there’s no way that anyone can guarantee that a case will win in court. However, finding an experienced lawyer who agrees to take on your case is a good sign that you have a strong chance of winning. Whether or not a drunk driver gets prosecuted with criminal charges and whether or not the criminal case against them happens to succeed, you can talk to a lawyer about going after drunk drivers in civil court for the damage that they caused. Find a good drunk driving accident attorney in Dallas can mean all the difference in your case.

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