When someone makes the decision to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after having several drinks, they knowingly or unknowingly are putting the lives of everyone around them in danger. This sort of behavior is both illegal and deeply wrong, yet countless people still do it on a regular basis. If you or a loved one was harmed by a drunk driver, you can turn to a skilled San Angelo drunk driving accident lawyer from The Mathis Law Firm to fight to hold them accountable. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer | Here to Get the Justice You Deserve
We know that victims of drunk driving, as well as their families, suffer a great deal. Our job is to help these victims get the compensation they need to move on with their lives. If you need a competent and compassionate San Angelo, Texas auto accident lawyer in your corner, you’re in the right place.
What Should I Do After a Collision With a Drunk Driver?
If you’re involved in a collision with a drunk driver, there’s a strong chance that the individual may be erratic or try to flee the scene, which is why the very first thing you should do is call the police. Further, when law enforcement arrives, they’ll likely breathalyze the individual, and if they determine he or she is above the legal limit and charge the driver with a DWI, you can use this to help satisfy the burden of proof in a future personal injury claim. Additionally, if you can, you should try to take the following steps:
- Ask witnesses for their contact information.
- Photograph any damage to vehicles and/or property.
- Seek immediate medical attention.
- Keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
- Retain the services of a seasoned drunk driving accident lawyer who can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Texas’ Dram Shop Law
Many states have dram shop laws in place that give injured persons the right to sue both the drunk driver that harmed them, as well as the establishment that served the driver (under certain circumstances). The Texas Dram Shop Act essentially states that if a bar, restaurant, or another alcohol vendor serves a person alcohol who is already obviously intoxicated and that person injures someone as a result, the injured party may hold both the drunk driver and the establishment civilly accountable for their injuries. Our firm is familiar with the state’s dram shop law and can help you recover the maximum compensation for the physical, financial, and emotional damages you’ve incurred.
Contact a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Today
Contact The Mathis Law Firm today to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated personal injury law firm.