Proof of Liability and Damages in Drunk Driving Accidents
Although the recent trend toward severe criminal penalties for DWI has slowed the increase of drunk driving accidents in Texas and throughout the country, drunk drivers continue to cause a disproportionate number of fatal and permanent injury accidents on the streets and highways of Bexar County. If you or someone in your family has been unfortunate enough to have been struck by a drunk driver, contact the Law Offices of Ed Goldner in San Antonio for a free consultation about your rights and legal options.
It stands to reason that drunk driving accidents often result in especially severe consequences. Impaired judgment, slow reflexes and blurred eyesight mean that the emergency braking and evasive maneuvers that most drivers manage at the last moment are either attempted too late or not at all by the drunk driver. As a result, drunk driving accident injuries are often catastrophic or fatal.
The challenge for the attorney in a drunk driving case is to recover the greatest amount of damages for the accident victim, despite low liability coverage limits or even worse, the possibility that the drunk driver was uninsured. At the Law Offices of Ed Goldner, our lawyers analyze the circumstances of your case carefully to make sure that every possible source of compensation is considered and pursued.
Texas law provides for the possibility of punitive damages in drunk driving cases. It also allows the victim to sue a social host or commercial establishment under “dram shop” laws. Anyone who knowingly serves alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person is potentially liable for the damages that result from a crash.
To learn more about our experience with the litigation of damage claims in drunk driving accident cases, whether or not the drunk driver was ever convicted of DWI, contact us HERE for a free consultation with an expert personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Ed Goldner in San Antonio.