Drunk Driving Attorneys in Fort Worth & Dallas, Texas

Drunk driving is a serious issue, causing devastating accidents on Dallas roads, streets, and highways. Every year, countless people are injured or killed in accidents involving drunk drivers. If you or a loved one was injured in a drunk driving accident, you must contact an experienced drunk driving accident attorney in Dallas to help you navigate this challenging situation.

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About Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk drivers have reduced reaction time and lack judgment. Wrong-way driving, weaving from lane to lane, speeding, running red lights, and other dangerous driving behavior can leave innocent drivers and passengers suffering serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. Legal action should be filed to seek justice and compensation for all damages, physical, emotional, and financial.

It's worth noting that a driver doesn't have to be drunk to be impaired. Various types of drugs, including prescription and recreational drugs, can impair a driver’s ability to operate a car properly. Marijuana may also impair the ability to drive safely. If a driver is under the influence of any drugs that may affect driving skills, that driver can potentially be held liable for any accidents they cause.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 35 percent of all fatal car accidents are caused by a driver with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08 percent or higher. Also, the NHTSA found that in 2015, 10,265 people died, and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving accidents. Given the rising prevalence of drunk driving accidents, it’s smart to have a Dallas car wreck attorney you can count on.

Types of liability in a drunk driving accident case

If you were in an accident with a drunk driver, proving liability is crucial. The following are some of the types of evidence that a court might consider in a drunk driving case:

Police reports

Police investigate accidents and may report any signs of intoxication at the scene. This includes the smell of alcohol on the driver, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech.

BAC levels

If the driver’s BAC level is above the legal limit of 0.08%, it strongly indicates liability.

Witness statements

Statements from eyewitnesses who saw the driver drinking or behaving erratically on the road may help establish liability.

Video Footage

Video footage from dash-cams, traffic cameras, or surveillance cameras can be strong evidence to support your case.

Difference between a criminal and civil case

If a drunk driver causes harm to someone else on the road, the court may pursue a criminal case. The state government handles criminal cases, which can result in the driver being punished with penalties that potentially include prison time and fines. On the other hand, civil cases are filed by the person injured in the accident who seeks compensation for their damages. 

These damages can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering

Expert DWI accident attorneys

Suppose you or a loved one were the victims of a car or truck accident involving a driver under the influence of alcohol, illegal or prescription drugs, or marijuana. In that case, there is a chance that punitive damages can be awarded, increasing the value of a claim. Punitive damages are geared to punish individuals in cases of gross negligence. 

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Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Fort Worth & Dallas, TX

If you have been in a car accident because of a drunk driver, Frenkel & Frenkel is here to help. Our experienced drunk driving accident lawyers in Dallas will work tirelessly to ensure that you’re able to receive the legal representation you need. Our team has years of experience helping satisfied clients seek justice and get the compensation they deserve, and is ready to provide you with the guidance, support, and representation you need to get back on your feet.

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Holding Drunk Drivers Responsible

During an investigation of a DUI or a DWI, it’s often found that liability will extend beyond just the drunk driver. Liability can involve a restaurant, a bar, or any other vendor allowing a patron to continue drinking despite being intoxicated. If an establishment serves too much alcohol to a customer, it can be responsible for subsequent injuries or damages. Frenkel & Frenkel thoroughly investigates and evaluates all aspects of an accident to fully assess liability.

Frenkel & Frenkel legal excellence in personal injury law

At Frenkel & Frenkel, our legal team has achieved great success, recovering millions in damages in drunk driver injury claims and lawsuits. The members of our trial law team—Mark D. Frenkel, Scott B. Frenkel, and Gene Burkett—are each recognized leaders in personal injury law. Frenkel & Frenkel has been voted Favorite Law Firm for ten consecutive years by the readers of Addison Magazine, which is the longest streak of any business in the magazine. As trial lawyers, we prepare every case of serious injury for trial. We go to court on behalf of our clients and handle large, challenging cases in-house with confidence.

All three attorneys have been listed as Best Lawyers In D Magazine, acknowledged as being among the Best in Fort Worth, and have been recognized by other publications for years. These accolades rarely go to firms you may recognize from ads on radio or TV, as these honors are achieved only by votes from peers in the legal field. Mark is a past President of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and all three founding attorneys have an Avvo rating of 10, or “Superb.”

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We Fight for the Compensation of Drunk Driving Accident Victims

If you've suffered serious injuries in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you can file a personal injury claim against the driver. Working with an experienced attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. Please contact Frenkel & Frenkel personal injury lawyers for a free consultation.

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