What Do You Do When You're Hit By A Drunk Driver?

Being hit by a driver who's under the influence of drugs or alcohol — driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) — is a special class of motor vehicle accidents that can be especially traumatic and can result in serious bodily injury and even death. Although DWI and DUI are against the law, it still occurs with alarming frequency — taking innocent lives, shattering families and hurting friends, co-workers and classmates. In Texas, almost 1,000 people lost their lives in 2016 due to DWI and DUI crashes, and another 14,000 were injured.

In Texas, a DWI or DUI is both a criminal offense and considered negligence per se in civil liability cases — in other words, if you are hit by someone who is driving while impaired, they are automatically considered to be at fault. At the Parks Law Firm, our auto accident attorneys have over 75 years' combined experience helping victims of drunk drivers obtain the financial compensation they need to help put their lives back together.

We Can Help You Get Through These Difficult Times

Being hit by a drunk driver can be a devastating financial and emotional experience. At the Parks Law Firm, we will help you resolve every aspect of your claim, including getting the proper medical treatment and seeing that you get the bodily injury settlement you deserve. We can do this even if the driver is ultimately not convicted of DWI or DUI.

In addition to suing the drunk driver and their insurance company for your injuries, we may also be able to bring a lawsuit under Texas' dram shop laws against the bar, liquor establishment or person who served alcohol to the driver if they were obviously intoxicated. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to the actions of a drunk driver, our skilled attorneys understand what it takes to make sure the drunk driver and responsible party are held accountable.

Make Sure You Get The Compensation You Deserve

Even a person charged with DWI or DUI will have professionals from the insurance company on their side. Get the professionals of the Parks Law Firm on your side to help balance the scales. As always, any delay in contacting an attorney and getting proper medical attention can severely harm your claim. This applies whether or not you were treated for injuries at the scene.

Don't delay any longer — contact an experienced drunk driver accident lawyer with the Parks Law Firm by sending us an email or by calling 972-332-5841 today. We offer free initial consultations and represent clients on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we collect a settlement on your behalf. We also don't charge to assist with the property damage portion of your claim. From our office in Grapevine, we help accident victims throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the entire state of Texas.

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