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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Recoverable Damages in a Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit
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.
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Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Over $1 Billion
The Potts Law Firm and its joint venture partners have been successful in resolving over $1 billion in transvaginal mesh settlements. Derek H. Potts was one of a handful of plaintiffs’ lawyers from around the country who spearheaded the establishment of what would become the largest medical device MDL consolidations in history.
Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch $184 Million
Derek H. Potts was a member of the Kugel Mesh MDL Plaintiffs Steering Committee which was instrumental in obtaining a $184,000,000 global settlement for several thousand persons who had received the Kugel Mesh hernia patch.
ERISA Class Action Settlement $36 Million
Potts Law Firm served as class counsel in the ERISA class action, Diebold, et al. v. Northern Trust Investments, N.A. et al., 09-Civ-1934 (Diebold), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where the Court approved a collective settlement of $36 million dollars for class representatives resulting in millions of dollars returned to investors.
Paraplegic Minor $12 Million
Derek H. Potts and Timothy L. Sifers obtained a $12,100,000 verdict against Lisa Gard, M.D. for medical malpractice involving a minor. The jury found the Salina emergency room doctor to be negligent in her assessment of the minor upon presentation in the emergency room, failing to timely diagnose a rare spinal condition. The case was one of the largest verdicts in history in the State of Kansas.
Fraud Against Lender $10.7 Million
Potts Law Firm represented a United States Bankruptcy Trustee. The case stemmed from the massive bankruptcy of Royce Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the country. Micah and Chris represented the bankruptcy Trustee against a multitude of defendants, including the chief Lender, for claims related to the homebuilder’s downfall and the fraudulent transfer of assets from the rightful owners, the creditors.
Birth Injury $4.6 Million
Derek H. Potts and Samuel Cullan were members of the plaintiff's trial team which obtained a $4,600,000 verdict for a minor delivered at Bethany Medical Center. Ariana Wilburn, the minor, suffered a spinal cord presentation after being born in the breech position.
Hypoxic-Ischemic Birth Injury $3.5 Million
Partner Adam T. Funk secured a $3,500,000 settlement for a single mother whose infant suffered severe brain damage while being delivered in a New Mexico hospital. The mother, having no previous pregnancy or medical issues, began laboring and immediately went to a hospital. Despite the clear signs of fetal distress and hypoxia (lack of oxygen), the doctor and nurse did not order an emergency cesarean section.
Fraudulent Transfers $2.42 Million
Potts Law Firm represented a Bankruptcy Trustee, resulting in a combined $2.42 million being recovered for creditors of ATP Oil & Gas Company. The claims related to fraudulent transfers of overriding royalty interests in oil & gas properties made by ATP in a failed attempt to liquidate the assets of the company.
Catastrophic Injuries $3.5 Million
Derek H. Potts was co-lead counsel with Thomas Cartmell in representing John Novogradac of Kansas City whose health was neglected during his stay at two nursing home facilities. Mr. Novogradac developed bedsores on his body and had above-knee amputations on both legs after his wounds became severely infected with gangrenous and dead tissue.
Pharmaceutical Birth Defect $1.05 Million
Partner Adam T. Funk secured a $1,050,000 settlement for a mother whose infant suffered birth defects from a pharmaceutical drug that was taken during pregnancy. Though the migraine drug manufacturer knew the medication could cause a fetus to develop a cleft lip and/or cleft palate when consumed by the mother during the early stages of pregnancy, they failed to warn consumers about these dangers.