Drunk driving isn’t just illegal in Texas, it’s also extremely dangerous and selfish. The risks associated with getting behind the wheel when drivers are over the legal limit are well publicized and well documented, but countless people take to the Lone Star State’s roadways everyday when they’re impaired.
Studies show that drunk drivers break the law around 80 times before they’re caught or involved in an accident. Another study says that around 300,000 people drive while intoxicated every day, but only around 3,200 of those are arrested nationwide. It’s clear that drunk driving is an epidemic both in Texas and throughout the country, and the consequences can be disastrous both for drivers and everyone else they encounter on the roadway.
If you or someone you love was hurt in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you deserve full compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. At the Law Office of Joel A. Levine, our Austin drunk driving accident attorneys are here to help you and your loved ones during this difficult time.
We have years of experience building strong injury claims for victims like you, and we know what it takes to win against selfish drivers and their insurance companies. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
4 Ways We Can Help After A Drunk Driving Related Accident
After your accident, you may find it difficult to stay on top of your everyday living expenses. That’s because you may be facing big medical bills for things like the ambulance ride, overnight stays in the hospital, and physical rehabilitation. To make matters worse, your injuries may be severe enough to keep you out of work for weeks or even months. That means no paychecks that you and your loved ones depend on each week.
All you want is to get better and get your life back to normal, but it can be hard to handle everything when you’re recovering from serious injuries and dealing with severe pain. You’re going through a lot right now, but our law firm can take some of the stress of the accident off your shoulders.
When you call our law firm and we take on your claim, you’ll get help in the following ways:
We’ll handle all communication with the insurance company—Insurance companies count on victims like you making mistakes in the days or weeks after accidents. They know you’re in shock and in pain, and they may try to take advantage of you by using your words against you or frustrating you into giving up. When we take on your case, the insurance company will be forced to communicate with us instead. That means you won’t have to worry about getting anymore phone calls, emails, text messages, or letters. We’ll handle all of that instead.
We’ll collect evidence that proves you weren’t at fault—Even if there’s evidence that the other driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash, his or her insurance company may still try to pin the accident on you. Our legal team will collect and present evidence that shows you weren’t at fault for the crash and that it was caused by the other driver’s negligence and impairment, including police reports, traffic camera footage, witness statements, and even expert testimony.
We’ll review all settlement offers to make sure they’re fair—The insurance company will do everything in its power to avoid paying you what you deserve. One tactic it may use is offering you a lowball settlement offer in the days after the crash. Insurance companies often count on victims accepting those offers because they know they need money right away. But doing so means victims can’t pursue additional compensation later on, even if they remain out of work for a long time and their medical bills keep piling up.
We’ll calculate how much money you’re owed and negotiate to get it for you—In many cases, insurance companies don’t offer victims any money after accidents, even when there’s plenty of evidence that suggests they weren’t at fault. When that happens, it’s important to have an attorney on your side who knows what your injuries are worth and who’s willing to fight for you. Our legal team will calculate your current and future medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering. Then, we’ll negotiate with the insurance company to get an offer for you that’s fair.
In addition, we’ll also keep you updated on our progress as we build your claim while answering any questions you have. And if the insurance company doesn’t cooperate, we won’t hesitate to take your case to trial. That’s how dedicated we are to making sure you get the money you and your loved ones deserve.
Get in Touch with Us Today
Our consultations are free. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain when you contact the Law Office of Joel A. Levine. We know what you’re going through after you were injured by a drunk driver, and we want to help.
We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Don’t accept just any lawyer after you were hurt by a negligent driver, and don’t forgo the chance to get the compensation you deserve. Get a Free Case Evaluation today!