Drunk drivers don’t just commit a crime when they decide to drink after drinking—they change a victim’s life by inflicting excruciating pain and causing expensive medical bills and several other losses.
So, if you sustained severe injuries or, worse, lost a loved one in a drunk driving collision, the drunk driving accident and injury lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC®, who serve Irving could start building a case to hold the driver accountable.
Drunk Driving Attorneys Can Address Your Many Concerns After an Accident
Bring us your list of questions during your free case evaluation, and we can tackle them with you. Our personal injury lawyers assist with:
- Filing claims and lawsuits
- Talking to insurance adjusters
- Receiving medical care
- Getting your vehicle repaired
- Handling calls and emails
- Explaining legal terms
- Arguing for your fair share
- Keeping you updated
If you’re concerned about money or not having health insurance, we can help you find providers to treat your injuries. If you’re worried about talking to insurance adjusters, we can represent you in all interactions.
In short, we will handle everything, allowing you to focus on yourself as you heal.
We Can Investigate Your Drunk Driving Accident
Personal injury cases hinge on evidence that connects someone’s negligent actions to your injury. Thus, our attorneys investigate the evidence, people, and choices involved in your collision.
Our process includes:
- Examining and analyzing physical evidence
- Tracking down witnesses
- Obtaining traffic and security camera footage
- Communicating with police officers who responded to the collision
- Reviewing the police report and explaining it to you
- Talking with experts relevant to your case
- Reconstructing the accident
- Going over your medical records and doctor’s notes
Along the way, our drunk driving accident and injury attorneys keep you updated on your Irving case. For example, we’ll explain how we can use evidence to highlight negligence, connect it to your injuries, and calculate the amount you deserve.
We Stay Accessible to Clients
One of our core values is remaining in contact throughout the case. We don’t just pick up the phone but also reply to emails and even hold Facebook live streams.
Our testimonials speak to our reliability. For example, former client Daniel Lieberg said, “Very attentive and helpful law firm. Quick to answer your questions and explain tough legal language and made a negative time of my life have a positive outcome and brighter future.”
Financial Recovery Options Following a Drunk Driving Accident
Your financial recovery could help with any life changes resulting from the accident. Those damages include tangible (e.g., medical bills) and intangible (e.g., psychological trauma).
Commonly covered losses are:
- Hospital stays, diagnostic tests, and surgeries
- Physical therapy and equipment
- Prescription medications
- Mental health therapy
- Lost income
- Reduced earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
While investigating your case, we catalog not only bills and receipts but also your experiences during and after the accident. Your story informs what we pursue.
We Also Fight for Future Losses
Insurance companies try to convince victims to settle early, hoping you won’t notice that their offer only takes care of current challenges. Instead, we can review any settlement offers to ensure they consider all the consequences.
This review is critical because some injuries linger. For example, a BMC Public Health study found that whiplash sufferers had a lower quality of life than other injury victims after five years.
We look years down the road at ramifications like these. Unfortunately, your injury could affect your long-term health, quality of life, peace of mind, and finances. Thus, we’ll ensure the at-fault parties take this into account.
Talk to Us if Your Loved One Passed Away in a Drunk Driving Accident
Family members can pursue a claim or suit with the help of our wrongful death attorneys. Financial recovery could cover funeral expenses and costs and any of their remaining bills. In addition, you could recover monetary damages for your grief, loss of support, and other forms of pain and suffering.
Our Lawyers Can Assist You Even if Police Cannot Identify the Drunk Driver
Unfortunately, many drunk driving cases are also hit-and-run cases. The intoxicated driver in your case may have fled the scene, making it challenging to know who to pursue for financial recovery.
If the police cannot locate the drunk driver who hit you, we explore these options for financial recovery:
- Your insurance company through collision or uninsured motorist coverage
- A government entity for maintenance failures like poor signage or malfunctioning traffic lights that contributed to the accident
- Another driver if you were in a multicar collision
Meanwhile, we can work with the police and our investigators to track down the drunk driver.
We Use the Statute of Limitations to Our Advantage After an Accident
Irving victims generally have two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit per Texas law. That means we have two years to work on your case, gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance adjusters, and preparing a case for court if necessary. Thus, the sooner you reach out to us, the more time we have to fight for the financial recovery you and your family need.
How Tolling Could Affect Your Case
You might be unable to meet the statute of limitations if you don’t know who hit you. However, the law allows tolling (delaying) the deadline, meaning the statutory countdown doesn’t start until we find the drunk driver.
In the meantime, we can still work on securing evidence to use in a lawsuit, so don’t delay getting started on your case. We can help ensure vital information isn’t lost while the authorities track down the driver who hit you.
Learn More from Our Drunk Driving Accident Team
Our drunk driving accident and injury lawyers serve Irving victims like you with patience, accessibility, and compassion. Contact D. Miller & Associates, PLLC®, today to learn about your options for the best possible financial recovery after a collision. The consultation is free, so there’s no need to wait!
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