What You Need to Know About Drunk Driving Accidents in Texas

What You Need to Know About Drunk Driving Accidents in Texas

This New Year’s, many people made the mistake of operating their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Texas personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help if you have sustained a serious injury in a drunk driving car accident due to no fault of your own. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I am hurt in an accident with a drunk driver?

If you are hurt in an accident with a drunk driver, you should take the following steps, if possible:

  1. Call the police to the scene of the accident. They will send medical assistance and most likely require the individual to submit to chemical testing, such as a breathalyzer test. This evidence can play a large part in winning your claim.
  2. Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
  3. Take pictures of both vehicles and the scene of the accident.
  4. Seek immediate medical attention.
  5. Retain the services of a knowledgeable Houston personal injury attorney.

Does Texas have a dram shop law?

If you were injured in an accident by a drunk driver, there is a very good chance that you may hold the driver, as well as the establishment that served alcohol to the driver accountable for your injuries under Texas’s dram shop law. Essentially, the dram shop law in Texas states that if the individual who caused your accident was served alcohol by an establishment that either knew the individual was a minor or could tell that the individual was “obviously” intoxicated, there is a very good chance you may also sue that establishment. As long as we can prove that the establishment that served the alcohol was a “proximate” cause of your accident, we should have a valid case under Texas’s dram shop law.

What is the statute of limitations for car accident injury claims in Texas?

The statute of limitations for car accident claims in Texas is, under most circumstances, two years. This means that generally, those who’ve been wrongly injured in auto accidents will have to take legal action within two years of the date of the accident, and if they fail to do so, they will most likely permanently lose their right to sue. Our firm is ready to help you today–simply pick up the phone and give us a call.

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We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. 

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