Have you or a loved one been hit and seriously injured by a drunk driver in Dallas or anywhere in Texas? Our experienced and knowledgeable drunk driving accident lawyers are available 24/7 for a free case evaluation. Call us at 1-877-405-4313 to discuss your options.
When you are injured by a drunk driver, it’s not enough to know that the perpetrator has been held criminally liable for his reckless behavior — you have bills to pay. The drunk driving accident attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are will hold the drunk driver (and their insurance carrier) financially responsible for all of your losses, including medical bills, lost work, and pain and suffering.
Every two minutes someone in the United States is injured in a drunk driving accident. Texas, in particular, suffers from a dubious claim to fame – 2016 saw over 3,700 traffic deaths, more than any other state, and drunk drivers claimed nearly 1,000 of these lives. Many of the victims were 100 percent sober when the accident occurred. In addition, About one-third of all drunk driving accidents are committed by repeat offenders, which shows that existing criminal penalties are simply not strong enough to serve as an effective deterrent.
If you were injured in a drunk driving accident caused by someone else in Dallas, Fort Worth, or anywhere else in Texas, you need the legal advice of a seasoned drunk driving accident attorney.
6 steps you need to take immediately after a drunk driving accident:
- Call 911 and have them send emergency medical services to the scene of the accident.
- Take photos of the accident scene including skid marks, the locations of the vehicles involved and other details. Document details such as injuries, damages to your car and damage to guardrails.
- Obtain eyewitness testimony, using your phone to record audio or video evidence.
- Do not try to move victims if you see that they are seriously injured. Do your best to keep them comfortable until medical help arrives.
- Seek medical help for yourself promptly. Retain all medical records, because you may need them later.
- Contact a Dallas-Fort Worth drunk driving accident attorney as soon as possible.
Special Note: Do not speak to anyone who asks you about details of the accident. Most of the time, this will be an insurance company trying to offer you an unfair settlement or trick you into saying something that hurts your case. Refer all inquiries to your lawyer.
A Texas drunk driving accident lawyer can guide you through the Texas civil compensation maze so that you can recover compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and any other tangible or intangible losses you may have suffered. We will seek compensation from the drunk driver and, under certain circumstances, a third party such as an alcohol vendor or social host who provided the driver with alcohol.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is an organization that seeks stiffer penalties for drunk drivers and provides support to victims of drunken driving accidents. Rasansky Law Firm’s founder Jeff Rasansky is a MADD-approved attorney for Texas DWI accident victims. Rasansky Law Firm is proud to support MADD in their mission to stop drunk driving and support the victims of this criminal behavior through encouraging legislative changes that will make Texas roads safer for everyone. Legislation can go a long way in ensuring that all loopholes are closed and that repeat offenders are taken off the road.
The role of bars and restaurants in drunk driving accidents.
Were you a passenger in a car where the driver was negligently served too much alcohol? Was your child killed after being over served at a bar? Drunk driving accidents don’t happen in a vacuum – the social environment plays a major role. In Texas bars, clubs, restaurants, and other establishments that serve alcohol can be held liable for a drunk driving accident if they continue serving an obviously intoxicated individual who later causes an accident. This type of liability is commonly referred to as “dram shop liability.”
Serving alcohol is a privilege and a responsibility; not a right, which is why a license is required in the first place. In order to serve alcohol in Texas, establishments agree to follow the rules set by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, which explicitly state when vendors are obligated by law to stop serving alcohol to a patron. Breaking these rules leads to dram shop liability in favor of the victim of any accident caused by the drunken patron.
If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, and sustained serious injuries, you are likely to have a viable personal injury claim. If you or a loved one were injured in a single-vehicle accident with a drunk driver after being negligently served alcohol to excess, you may have a first-party liquor liability claim against the bar that sold alcohol negligently. In the unfortunate event the accident was fatal; you may also have a wrongful death claim.
When you call on our Dallas accident attorneys at, we will listen to the facts of your case and explain exactly what your options are, FREE of charge. If we end up working together, we will operate under a contingency fee arrangement, which means you will owe us nothing until/unless we win your case. We charge our clients for concrete results, not smooth talk.
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If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver in the state of Texas, you need stellar legal representation to secure enough compensation for you to heal and rebuild your life. Call Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free case evaluation with one of our highly qualified and experienced Texas drunk driving accident attorneys. Alternatively, you can email us for free by filling in the contact form on this page. We look forward to helping you get the justice you deserve.
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