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If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a drunk driver accident, the Houston accident lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta can help you file suit to claim the damages you need and deserve. We understand how shocking and devastating a drunk driving accident can be; that’s why we treat you like more than just a case number, acting as your dedicated legal allies with answers and assistance along every step of the process.

Don’t let the insurance companies keep you from the compensation you deserve: call the Houston drunk driving accident lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta today. We are here to help.

The dangers of drunk driving accidents

When a driver gets on the road, they are obligated to drive responsibly according to local laws and limits. While speed limits and turning rules may vary from place to place, there’s one law that’s true of every road in America: drunk driving is absolutely off-limits.

Legal settlements after getting hit by a drunk driver are common for a good reason. Drunk drivers are more likely to drive at extreme speeds, going the wrong way, or to ignore signals like stop signs and red lights, all of which can result in serious, even life-threatening injuries, including:

I would highly recommend Grimes & Fertitta if you're needing an attorney. I have used them twice, both were when I was involved in car accidents involving large commercial vehicles. Richard always made us feel that we were his only client, he was always responsive and took the time to make sure we understood everything. He was very professional and personable in every conversation. He fought hard for us and never steered us in the wrong direction.

Jason S. | Personal Injury Client

And while insurance companies do cover DWI accidents, the severe, long-lasting nature of such injuries often means their payouts simply aren’t enough — especially if you or your loved one’s injury results in lost income and/or long-term care needs. This is where skilled personal injury lawyers in Houston & The Woodlands can help.

Filing a lawsuit against a drunk driver

Whether you were driving a car struck by a drunk driver or you were a passenger in a DWI accident, you can sue someone for drunk driving. While the police will typically collect evidence against the driver, it’s important that you hire a drunk driving accident lawyer quickly to help you collect the materials necessary to prove your case.

Be cautious of hiring just any Houston car accident attorney you may see on a billboard. In fact, you need a highly skilled drunk driving accident lawyer in Houston, due to unique differences you might not encounter in 18 wheeler accidents, motorcycle or bicycle accidents.

In order to win a settlement after getting hit by a drunk driver, you and your drunk driving accident lawyer must establish that by being intoxicated, the driver responsible for the accident engaged in negligent conduct that contributed to the accident.

Because DWI defense attorneys will act to cast doubt upon claims of DWI and seek to have key evidence (including police video) sealed, having specialized legal representation early on in the process is often essential to maintaining a case — especially if the driver is able to beat their criminal charges on any number of technicalities. You must act quickly, but it is also critical you hire a drunk driving accident lawyer who will personally fight for every angle. Beware of glitzy attorney ads that will make you another case number in the pile, ignoring details of your account at the scene, or ignoring if a motorist uninsured or underinsured.

Grimes & Fertitta will scrutinize every possible thread of your case. Additionally, we may be able to pursue dramshop liability. If it was found that the other driver was overserved by an establishment, we can seek to maximize your compensation by holding it accountable, as well. That said, evidence can quickly disappear in these cases, so it is critical to take decisive action.

Winning damages in a drunk driving accident & why you need a drunk driving accident lawyer

Depending on the severity and circumstances surrounding your drunk driving accident, you may be eligible for a number of different kinds of compensation, including:

  • Medical benefits
  • Income replacement
  • Death benefits
  • Burial benefits
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

Additionally, you may be able to seek punitive damages from the drunk driver who injured you. Punitive damages are another form of punishment that victims can seek for the criminal conduct that injured them. These damages are awarded on top of any compensatory damages you may win.

A Grimes & Fertitta drunk driving accident attorney can help you preserve the evidence necessary to pursue a claim against the negligent party who caused your injuries. We work with accident reconstructionists and professional investigators to uncover the truth about the cause of your accident and who is responsible for your injuries. Our experience as former insurance attorneys gives us unique insight into how insurance companies try to avoid giving you the compensation you need.

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumThe compassionate drunk driving accident lawyer you deserve

When you and your family are living in the aftermath of a drunk driving accident, you need an experienced attorney who will treat you like more than just a case number. The Houston drunk driving accident lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta deliver the deep experience and client-first approach you need to rebuild and recover.

Don’t let someone’s bad decisions take any more of your life than they already have. Contact Grimes & Fertitta online or call us at 713-224-7644 to schedule a free consultation today.

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