Houston Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
At Potts Law Firm, our experienced team of attorneys are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. From understanding the different types of drunk driving accidents to navigating the complexities of liability and the impact of criminal cases on personal injury claims, we provide comprehensive guidance and support throughout the legal process.
Trust Potts Law Firm to diligently pursue your case and advocate for your best interests, so you can focus on healing and rebuilding your life.
If you've been injured by a drunk driver, call (713) 348-9638 today to learn more about your options.
On This Page:
- Types of Drunk Driving Accidents
- What to Do After a Drunk Driving Accident
- Liability in Drunk Driving Accidents
- How Can the Criminal Case Impact My Personal Injury Claim?
- Recoverable Damages in a Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit
- How Can Potts Law Firm Help My Case?
Types of Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving accidents can have devastating consequences, leading to severe injuries and even loss of life. At Potts Law Firm, we understand the various types of drunk driving accidents that occur on the roads of Houston, TX. These accidents can range from head-on collisions and rear-end crashes to intersection accidents and pedestrian accidents.
Each type of drunk driving accident presents unique challenges and legal complexities. Our experienced team of attorneys specializes in handling all types of drunk driving accident cases, and we are dedicated to helping accident victims seek the justice and compensation they deserve.
What to Do After a Drunk Driving Accident
Being involved in a drunk driving accident can be overwhelming and confusing. It is crucial to take immediate steps to protect your rights and ensure your well-being. After a drunk driving accident, the first priority should be your safety and the safety of others involved.
Here are some essential steps to take:
- Call emergency services to report the accident and seek medical attention for anyone injured.
- Gather evidence, such as taking photos of the accident scene, damage to vehicles, and any visible injuries.
- Collect contact information from the other driver(s) and any witnesses present at the scene.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with the other party's insurance company without consulting an attorney.
- Contact a skilled drunk driving accident lawyer at Potts Law Firm for expert guidance and representation.
Liability in Drunk Driving Accidents
In drunk driving accident cases, determining liability is a crucial aspect of seeking compensation. While the intoxicated driver is typically held responsible for causing the accident, other parties may also share liability.
At Potts Law Firm, we conduct a thorough investigation to identify all potentially liable parties, which may include:
- Bars or establishments that served alcohol to an already intoxicated person
- Individuals who provided alcohol to a minor or an obviously intoxicated person
- Vehicle owners who negligently entrusted their vehicle to an intoxicated driver
By holding all responsible parties accountable, we strive to maximize the compensation available to our clients.
How Can the Criminal Case Impact My Personal Injury Claim?
When you are involved in a drunk driving accident, the responsible driver may face criminal charges related to their impaired driving. It's important to understand that the outcome of the criminal case can impact your personal injury claim.
If the driver is convicted of drunk driving, it can significantly strengthen your personal injury case. The criminal conviction provides substantial evidence of the driver's negligence and can support your claim for compensation. However, even if the driver is not convicted or charged, you can still pursue a civil lawsuit to seek damages.
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Drunk driving accidents can cause physical, emotional, and financial hardships for the victims and their families. Some of the recoverable damages in a drunk driving accident lawsuit may include:
- Medical expenses (current and future)
- Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
At Potts Law Firm, our dedicated team works tirelessly to calculate and pursue the full extent of damages you may be entitled to, ensuring that you receive the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
Trucking Accident $1.05 Million
Potts Law Firm served as lead counsel for the family of Kook Oh who was killed by an 18-wheeler in Alvarado, Texas. Mr. Dortch sued the driver of the 18-wheeler and his employer. Following a week-long jury trial, Micah’s client received a verdict awarding over one million dollars in damages and a finding of punitive liability on the part of each of the defendants. I
Pedestrian Accident $652,000
Potts Law Firm represented a client who was run over by a drunk driver at a truck stop in Missouri. The client, a truck driver at the time, was walking from his parked truck toward the truck stop showers using a clearly marked crosswalk. As he was walking across the crosswalk, a speeding drunk driver ran him over.