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.

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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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    - Stephen P.
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    “Michael Bins has been extremely helpful in helping us to navigate a situation with an insurance claim on a commercial property. He’s gone above and beyond in moving our case toward a positive resolution that we’re satisfied with.”

    - Theo C.
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    “They know the law from every angle, dig deep, and will not accept anything less than what was asked in the original suit. The Potts team never backed down until the case was settled in full.”

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    “From the first meeting, Adam made me feel like he had my best interest at heart and took care of everything.  I can't say enough good things about how helpful, professional, and caring Adam was to me.”

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    “The Potts Law Firm answered all of my numerous questions in layman’s terms which is what I needed. I was able to lie back & heal from my injuries knowing full well that my obligations were being handled appropriately.”

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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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Explore our past successes
  • 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.

How Can Potts Law Firm Help My Case?

When you choose Potts Law Firm as your legal representative, you gain the expertise of a highly skilled team of drunk driving accident attorneys who are committed to fighting for your rights. Our firm has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in Houston, TX, and throughout the surrounding areas.

Here are a few ways our firm can help with your drunk driving accident case:

  • Thorough investigation: We gather evidence, interview witnesses, and reconstruct the accident to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Negotiation and settlement: We skillfully negotiate with insurance companies and pursue fair settlements, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
  • Litigation: If necessary, we are prepared to take your case to court and provide aggressive representation throughout the litigation process.
  • Compassionate support: We understand the emotional toll a drunk driving accident can have on your life. Our team provides compassionate support and guidance at every step of the legal process.

At Potts Law Firm, we are dedicated to advocating for victims of drunk driving accidents and helping them rebuild their lives.

Contact us today for a confidential consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can assist you.


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