If you or a loved one sustained injuries from a drunk driving (DWI) accident caused by another driver, you may be eligible to pursue recovery for your damages including medical expenses, loss of income, and loss of quality of life.
Miller & Associates, PLLC provides legal assistance for victims of drunk driving accidents in The Woodlands, TX.
To find out more about the services we offer, schedule a free case evaluation with a drunk driving (DWI) accident and injury lawyer in The Woodlands, TX, at 713-850-8600.
Common DWI Cases Our Law Firm Handles
If you were injured due to someone else driving while intoxicated, the at-fault party should be held liable for your injuries and damages. We provide legal services for a wide range of drunk driving cases.
Some of the most common types drunk driving accidents we represent clients with include:
- Misdemeanor or felony DWI (driving while intoxicated)
- Commercial truck driving accidents
- Wrongful death cases
- Measurable controlled substance (medication)
- Bicycling accident DWI
- Underage drinking
Call us at 713-850-8600 to set up a case review with a drunk driving (DWI) accident and injury lawyer in The Woodlands, TX.
Identify Who is Responsible for Your Drunk Driving Accident
In most cases, a drunk driver is wholly responsible for the auto accident. There may be other factors, however, that establish another party’s liability. Our law firm can investigate the facts of your accident to identify all liable parties.
Some of the parties that may be responsible for the wreck and your injuries include:
A Restaurant or Bar Owner or Employee
A bar owner or staff member may have allowed the at-fault driver to leave the establishment knowing that they were unable to drive. As such, the party may share responsibility for the accident.
A Homeowner or Other Host
A host who offers alcohol at a private event could share liability for allowing the intoxicated driver to get in the vehicle.
The Individual Who Provided Drugs or Alcohol to a Minor
If a bar employee, parent, or other individual gives alcohol to a minor, they could be partly liable for your accident and injuries. By Texas law, parents who provide alcohol to minor children must be visibly present.
A Business Owner or Employer
An owner or manager of a business may employ a driver with a known drinking problem, or they may have failed to screen the driver properly.
Establishing liability for your injuries depends on the facts of your case. Please call us at 713-850-8600 for a legal consultation with a drunk driving attorney.
How D. Miller & Associates, PLLC Can Assist With Your Claim
A D. Miller & Associates, PLLC drunk driving lawyer will handle all the legal aspects of your case, including engaging with all parties involved including the at-fault party and their insurance provider.
Here are other ways we may help you:
Manage the Details of Your Case
We can assist you in filing claims, submitting documents and evidence, as well as meeting all the requirements of the legal process.
Engage With The At-Fault Party’s Insurance Company
A DWI attorney can engage directly with the insurance company. We can handle all correspondence and speak on your behalf, so you can focus on recovering.
Secure Evidence of Accident Liability
Our firm will gather evidence to establish fault, as well as the value of your damages. This evidence may include:
- Accident or police report
- Intoxication reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Video surveillance
- Medical records
- Proof of lost wages
Obtain Testimony From Experts
We may discuss your case with experts, including medical experts, accident investigators, and other specialists who can corroborate the cause of your accident. Their testimony can help strengthen your case.
Establish the Terms of a Settlement
We may engage with the insurance company to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. The value of your case may depend on the evidence and documentation of fault and liability.
File a Lawsuit in a Texas Court
If we are unable to agree on a settlement with the insurance company, we can assist you in filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party to recover your losses.
Establishing Expenses and Losses in Your DWI Accident Case
Several factors affect case value, which means it is impossible to estimate the value of your damages and losses.
Some of the damages you may be able to claim include:
Hospitalization and Rehabilitation Costs
You may be compensated for your medical expenses such as hospital visits, rehabilitation, prescriptions, or follow-up visits to your physician.
Loss of Current and Future Pay
If you were severely injured, you may be unable to work during your recovery. You may also lose the capacity for future earning if your injuries result in permanent damages.
Recoverable non-economic damages may include mental and emotional anguish, ongoing pain, loss of consortium, or alternative living conditions.
Deadline for Filing a DWI Accident Claim in Texas
The statute of limitation in Texas for filing a claim in a DWI accident case is two years according to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Title 2 § 16.033.
If you miss this deadline, you may be ineligible to sue the at-fault party. If you were in a drunk driving accident, it is crucial that you file a claim before the deadline.
Legal Assistance for Drunk Driving Accident The Woodlands, TX
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC may be able to help you file a claim and seek recovery.
To schedule a free case review with a drunk driving (DWI) accident and injury lawyer in The Woodlands, TX, call us at 713-850-8600.
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