Labor Day is a day of celebration. Of course, people celebrate in various ways, though consuming alcohol is oftentimes one of those ways. This is completely fine as long as those who drink do not drive afterward. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Smith County personal injury attorney to learn more about drunk driving accidents, injuries sustained as a passenger in car accidents, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am hurt by a drunk driver in Texas?
If you are hurt by a drunk driver in Texas, you should take several steps to document the accident, as long as you are still physically capable. The very first thing you must do is call the police, as they will test the driver to see if he or she was operating his/her vehicle under the influence of alcohol. If they determine the driver who caused your injuries was drunk, you will most likely win your personal injury claim. You should also take pictures of the accident, ask any witnesses who saw your accident for their name and phone number, and retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney after you have been treated in a hospital.
Furthermore, you should understand that Texas has a dram shop law in place. The dram shop law in Texas essentially states that you may also sue a bar or another establishment for serving alcohol to someone who was already intoxicated and caused your accident. Our firm can help hold both the driver and the establishment that served the liable driver accountable for your injuries.
Can I sue someone if I was injured as a passenger in their car?
If you are someone who was injured as a passenger in a friend or relative’s car due to an accident that was their fault, you may not wish to sue them, however, you may still require financial compensation to heal. Fortunately, if you are injured in an accident as a passenger either going to or from a Labor Day celebration, you will not have to sue your friend/relative directly; instead, you will sue their insurance company for the compensation you need.
Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm
There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.