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Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer • San Antonio

The personal injury attorneys at Trevino Injury Law represent individuals seriously injured in auto accidents including drunk driving accidents in San Antonio and throughout Texas.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a direct result of the careless, negligent, wrongful, or reckless act of a company, person, or a municipality in a drunk driving accident we will aggressively advocate for your just compensation.

Wrongful injury or loss of a loved one is devastating. Trevino Injury Law takes pride in addressing clients’ full range of [questions and concerns]. We will make sure you thoroughly understand your rights.

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

Accidents Involving Drunk Drivers

One person dies every hour in an alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that drunk driving collisions cost $37 billion annually, and account for roughly 30% of all traffic fatalities. In Texas that percentage is even higher, with alcohol-related crashes causing 40% of traffic deaths. Nearly 30% of Americans will be involved in an drunk driving crash at least once during their lifetime. These staggering statistics illustrate the need for aggressive prosecution to discourage drinking and driving whenever possible.

Drunk driving accidents are complicated because the circumstances of each crash can look very different, and can lead to a wide range of injuries. If you have been involved in a crash, there are many questions to answer based on your own unique situation. Below are some common questions you may be asking:

Common Questions in Alcohol-Related Accidents:

Q. What should I do after an accident has occurred?

A. Carefully document all details of the accident as you remember it, and keep track of witness contact information. Get medical attention, even if your injuries are slight; this will create a valuable record for a lawsuit. Seek legal counsel as soon as possible. A lawyer will go over the details with you and guide your next steps.

Q. Who can initiate a lawsuit for a drunk driving accident?

A. The person initiating a lawsuit does not have to be involved in the accident first hand. Family members of accident victims and legal representatives can bring a suit themselves. The suit may be directed against the intoxicated driver, or even the bar or restaurant that served the driver.

Q. What if the other driver was intoxicated, but I was partially to blame for the accident?

A. In Texas, laws of comparative negligence are used to assign a degree of fault to each party. If you were being negligent at the time of the accident, it could lessen the degree of fault of the drunk driver. Your compensation for damages can also be impacted. Experienced legal counsel will help you maximize compensation in these circumstances.

Q. How long can I wait to sue?

A. In Texas, you typically have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. The sooner you act the stronger your case will be.

Q. What about punitive damages?

A. Though not usually in option in auto accidents, punitive damages can sometimes be available in drunk driving accidents. This is because drunk driving is viewed as crime, not an accident. If there is evidence of the driver’s repeated reckless behavior, punitive damages are more likely to be applied.

Start Your Claim Today!

Trevino Injury Law is a San Antonio based law firm who works on a “contingency fee basis” on all personal injury cases including drunk driving accidents. Simply put, we only get paid if we win your case. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing.

“Trevino Injury Law is a leader in personal injury law with trial experience that speaks for itself.”Candelario Trevino

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

 

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    San Antonio, TX

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