The Denton Record-Chronicle reports that our city has seen a recent rise in drunk driving arrests. Unfortunately, having these drivers on the road makes our city less safe for others, causing preventable collisions and injuries.
If you were the victim of such a collision in Denton, our drunk driving accident and injury lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC® could build a case to recover financial recovery for your losses.
We Investigate Your Drunk Driving Accident While You Recover
We want you to focus all your energy on your injuries. Healing is a process, and your case shouldn’t disrupt it. Instead, let us provide:
- A free, no-obligation case evaluation
- Help with insurance claims filings
- Assistance in finding medical care
- Tips for getting your vehicle repaired
- Meetings at your home, office, or hospital room
- Negotiations for an appropriate settlement
- Help with filing a personal injury lawsuit
Even though we want you to have the space and peace to heal, we know you want to keep up with what’s happening in your case. Thus, we prioritize staying in touch with you.
We Reconstruct Your Accident and Construct Your Case
We must look at what happened in your accident to pursue a claim or lawsuit. Our team does that by:
- Tracking down and interviewing eyewitnesses
- Gathering physical, photographic, and video evidence
- Compiling medical reports, doctor’s notes, and treatment plans
- Reviewing receipts and out-of-pocket expenses
- Obtaining police reports of the accident
- Consulting doctors, therapists, mechanics, actuaries, and other experts
- Considering the changes to your life due to the accident
- Investigating the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
- Researching the driver’s past traffic violations
- Reviewing transportation logs if a commercial driver hits you
A thorough investigation points us toward the correct liable party. Perhaps a commercial driver hit you. Trucking companies are sometimes responsible for their driver’s actions, so we can pursue both to maximize your recovery. By piecing together all the elements of your accident for you, we allow you to adjust after your injuries.
Recovery Options for Drunk Driving Injury Victims in Denton
To alleviate the economic and noneconomic burdens of your injuries, we can work to obtain a financial recovery that accounts for the following:
- Medical care
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
Medical care covers a range of treatments, including hospitalizations, surgeries, and prescriptions. Likewise, rehabilitation financial recovery can provide for physical therapy and alternative options like acupuncture or massage.
Lost income includes all sources—salaries, hourly wages, and commissions or freelance work. We can even help recoup lost sick days or time off. Finally, pain and suffering damages provide for the personal repercussions of your Denton accident. Our drunk driving accident and injury lawyers can help determine the unique monetary damages you deserve based on your story.
You Can Receive Help With Future Expenses
We include your future losses and challenges in our case assessment. You may have a lengthy physical, financial, emotional, or psychological recovery. With input from your doctor and other experts, we can identify areas where you’ll need more help and pursue appropriate monetary recovery.
How We Determine Pain and Suffering
Our team investigates how the accident affected your:
- Quality of life
- Mental and emotional health
- Hobbies and activities
Your financial recovery could recognize all these areas. For example, perhaps you can no longer knit for your grandkids, play baseball, enjoy intimacies with your spouse, or move through the world as independently as before the accident. In that case, monetary awards can cover the changes to your life.
If a Denton Drunk Driving Accident Proved Fatal
Tragically, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports that a quarter of fatal motor vehicle accidents statewide in 2020 involved someone who was intoxicated. So, if your loved one passed away in a drunk driving collision, you could file for wrongful death on their behalf to help pay for:
- Medical bills
- Hospice care
- Burial or cremation
- Casket or urn
- Funeral and visitation
- Specific final wishes
Wrongful Death Recovery for Surviving Family Members
We don’t just seek financial recovery for your loved one’s expenses. We also acknowledge your losses:
- Future income the deceased would have earned
- Loss of parental or spousal guidance and support
- Loss of companionship (consortium)
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
Our wrongful death attorneys can identify your options and help your family get the closure you need.
Insurance and Drunk Driving Accidents and Injuries
In Texas, you can file with the other driver’s insurance if they were at fault. Ideally, the adjuster will listen to your concerns and handle the claim properly. However, worst case scenario, the adjuster acts in bad faith and unfairly denies your claim.
Whatever the issue, you can come to D. Miller & Associates, PLLC®, to handle all insurance interactions.
What if the Other Driver’s Insurance doesn’t Cover Them?
You can file with your insurer using your uninsured motorist or collision coverage. If your insurance proves inadequate, you can pursue the driver with a personal injury lawsuit. The driver can pay using their assets.
Additionally, the evidence may point to other liable parties. For instance, poor lighting and signage at an intersection could have prevented the other driver from seeing you. That could make a government entity liable.
Our injury lawyers can review these options with you when we investigate your Denton drunk driving accident.
The Driver Fled the Scene. Do I File a Claim With My Insurer?
Like the scenario above, you can file with your insurer if you were the victim of a hit-and-run. If police find the driver, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against them. While the typical deadline is two years after the accident per Texas law, you can have the statute of limitations tolled for hit-and-run accidents, with the countdown starting when the culprit is found.
Get a Free Consultation Today About Your Drunk Driving Injury Case
Don’t let that driver get away with causing you devastating injuries that affect your life. Instead, our drunk driving accident and injury attorneys can evaluate your case for free today. The D. Miller & Associations, PLLC® team can answer your questions about claims, lawsuits, and deadlines. Contact us now!