Driving under the influence (DUI) is against the law in all 50 states. In Texas, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08% or higher. Every year, thousands of drivers break Texas’ DUI laws and drive drunk. In 2018, drunk drivers caused 940 deaths in Texas alone, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. DUI accidents often cause catastrophic and fatal injuries to victims.
If you or a loved one was in a drunk driving accident in McKinney, Texas, enlist the help of a personal injury attorney from the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. to hold the at-fault party or parties accountable. Civil liability laws could make you eligible for financial compensation. Call our DUI accident lawyers at (214) 200-4878 to learn more about your case during a free consultation.
Drunk driving accidents commonly result in life-changing injuries such as compound bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, disabilities, brain injuries, burns, lacerations and neck injuries. If you or a loved one has serious injuries from a DUI accident, the best way to demand fair and full compensation is by hiring an attorney. Without legal representation, an insurance company may undervalue the true worth of your claim. Hiring a lawyer prevents this from happening and gives you more power during settlement negotiations.
Many drunk driving accident survivors do not realize they may be able to hold more than just the intoxicated driver legally responsible for their damages. In Texas, the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Code makes it possible to also hold a dram shop liable for a DUI accident in certain situations. This could result in better compensation for serious injuries and damages.
Many dram shop cases come down to whether or not the customer was obviously intoxicated when the bartender, server, shop or social host furnished the alcohol. Obvious intoxication refers to a level of drunkenness a reasonable and prudent alcohol vendor would have noticed under the same circumstances. If the dram shop law applies to your DUI accident claim in McKinney, you could receive financial compensation from the insurance companies of both the shop and the drunk driver.
At the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C, we believe in holding drunk drivers accountable for their poor judgment and reckless behaviors. Our attorneys may be able to help you demand maximum compensation from a drunk driver and/or dram shop if you have serious injuries from a DUI accident in McKinney, Texas. Start your drunk driving accident case with a free consultation at our local law office. Request a callback online and we will respond promptly, or reach an attorney directly at (214) 200-4878.