Drunk driving accidents can cause life-threatening injuries, serious property damage or death, if you or someone you love has been a victim, you may wish to file a drunk driving accident lawsuit.
A DUI charge is a major offense, mainly because a driver is recklessly putting others at risk while they are too impaired to properly focus on operating their vehicle. The victims of these auto accidents are left suffering from debilitating injuries, permanent medical conditions, lost wages, or suffering the loss of a loved one.
Were you hit by a drunk driver?
A DUI injury lawyer at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings can help you determine whether you have a valid case and fight for the maximum amount of compensation you're entitled to.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me?
Drunk driving is a major problem for our state; Texas leads the nation in drunk driving fatalities with 1,213 deaths within the past 3 years.1
Every day in the U.S., 30 people die in an alcohol-related crash; this equates to one death every 48 minutes.2
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
If you've been left to suffer the consequences of a drunk drivers reckless decision to operate their vehicle while impaired, you deserve justice. If you lost a loved one or are struggling to recover from injuries associated with the crash, filing a drunk driving accident lawsuit can help you recover much needed compensation and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
Stephens, Anderson & Cummings' attorneys can help you and your family by offering a free case review to help you understand your legal rights. Filing a claim against the driver that caused your accident can also help minimize the likelihood that that person will hurt others in the same way your family suffered. Our firm can help answer your questions and plan the next steps to help you and your loved ones heal.
Texas Third-Party Liability and Dram Shop Law
In Texas, any drinking establishment where alcohol is sold could be liable for accidents caused by patrons who leave while intoxicated under the state's dram shop law. If a person leaving the establishment is visibly intoxicated to the bars employees or other patrons and then is injured or causes injury in an accident after they've left, Texas dram shop laws are in place to hold the establishment responsible for the accident.
Texas dram shop act is contained within its Alcoholic Beverage Code, which holds establishments liable for selling alcohol to intoxicated patrons.
Dram shop laws only provide the potential for injured plaintiffs a portion of their total recover from the establishment they file a suit against; there is no guarantee the establishment will be held entirely responsible.
Contact Stephens, Anderson & Cummings to File Your Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit
Our team of Fort Worth personal injury lawyers are prepared to review the details of your claim for free today. You deserve justice, and Stephens, Anderson & Cummings will always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation available to you for your injury.
1. MADD, http://www.madd.org/drunk-driving/state-stats/Texas.html, 2014
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Impaired Driving: Get the Facts, http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html, 2012