If you’ve been hit and injured by a drunk driver in Dallas-Fort Worth, call 1-877-405-4313 to discuss your options for free.
Our Dallas DWI accident attorneys will hold the drunk driver (and potentially the bar that illegally over-served them) legally and financially responsible for your injuries and losses. For more information, call us at 1-877-405-4313.
If you were injured in a drunk driving accident (which wasn’t your fault) in Dallas, Fort Worth, or anywhere in Texas, it is your responsibility to seek the legal advice of a qualified attorney.
Through a Dallas car accident lawyer, you can recover the money you’ll need for property damages, medical bills, therapy, lost wages and more. Our Dallas DWI accident attorneys will go after the drunk driver, as well as those who may have contributed to the accident by negligently over-serving alcohol according to TABC law.
Jeff Rasansky is a MADD-approved attorney for victims of drunk driving. Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is an organization which advocates for stiffer penalties for drunk drivers and provides support to victims of drunken driving accidents. Rasansky Law Firm is proud to support MADD and their mission to stop drunk driving and support the victims of this violent crime.
Drunk driving accidents in Texas.
Far more drunk driving accidents occur in Texas than in any other state. In 2013 alone, the Lone Star State counted a total of 25,479 alcohol-related crashes on our roads. Out of those accidents, 15,687 people were injured and 1,337 were killed.
About one third of all drunk driving accidents are committed by repeat offenders, which tells us that existing criminal penalties are not simply not a strong enough deterrent. Through our support of MADD, we hope to foster legislative changes that will help ensure the safety of all drivers in Texas. Legislation can go a long way in ensuring that all loopholes are closed and that repeat offenders get taken off the road.
The role of bars and restaurants.
Drunk driving accidents don’t happen in a vacuum. The society at large also has a part to play when it comes to these incidents. Bars, clubs, restaurants, and other alcohol-serving establishments may be held partially liable for a drunk driving accident if they continue serving an obviously intoxicated individual who then causes an accident. This is commonly referred to as “dram shop liability.”
Serving alcohol is a privilege and a responsibility; not a right. In order to serve alcohol in Texas, establishments agree to follow the rules set by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (which explicitly explain when servers are obligated by law to cut off a patron). If they break these rules, they open themselves up to dram shop liability. This is to ensure that no business places profits over the safety of the community.
Immediately after a drunk driver accident, there are a few things that you need to do in order to have the best chance at a successful claim. Here’s a short list:
- Contact 911 and have them send emergency medical services at the scene of the accident.
- Take photos of the accident scene, including skid marks, the location of cars in relation to the accident, etc. Document details such as injuries, the state of your car, and damage to guardrails.
- Obtain eyewitness testimony (you can use your phone to record audio or video evidence).
- Do not try to move victims if you see that they’re seriously injured. Make sure that they are comfortable as you wait for medical help.
- Seek medical help yourself!
- Contact your attorney as soon as possible.
- Do not speak to anyone who tries to call you inquiring details about 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 which hurts your case.
Were you a passenger? Was your child killed after being overserved at a bar?
If you were a passenger in a Dallas drunk driving wreck, you also likely have a viable personal injury claim. Even if your child was injured or killed in a single-vehicle accident after being negligently served alcohol to excess, you may have a first-party liquor liability claim against the bar.
When you call the Dallas attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm, we’ll listen to the facts of your case and explain exactly what options are available to you. We do this free of charge, and if you decide that you’d like to have us to help you with your case, we do so on a contingency fee agreement. What this means is that we only get paid if we win your case. Plain and simple.
Have questions? Call us for free!
If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver in Dallas, you need stellar legal representation in order to recover enough money to help you rebuild your life. Call Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation with one of our highly qualified and experienced Dallas DWI accident attorneys. Alternatively, you can email us for free by filling in the contact form found on this page. We look forward to helping you seek the justice you deserve.
Speak With a Dallas Car Accident Attorney For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.