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Understanding your rights after a drunk driving accident in Texas

Being injured in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver can cause a person to feel tremendous frustration and anger. Unfortunately, as we have discussed in an earlier post, drunk driving is a serious problem on Texas roads and everyone is at risk of being injured in a DWI accident.

When a drunk driver causes an accident that results in injury or death, that driver will usually face serious criminal charges. They can also be held liable for the injuries their victims suffer in a civil lawsuit. Drunk driving is negligent driving, and injured victims usually have the right to sue for damages including medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.

When the drunk driver causes a death, surviving loved ones may have the right to bring a wrongful death action and recover damages, including compensation for loss of support and loss of companionship. In addition, the decedent's estate may have the right to bring a survival action, and recover damages the victim would have been entitled to in a personal injury lawsuit, had they lived.

In addition to suing the drunk driver, in some cases it is possible to recover from the bar or other establishment that served the intoxicated driver. These claims are known as dram shop actions.

At the Sugar Land and Katy law firm of Reed & Terry, L.L.P., we are committed to seeking justice for individuals who have suffered serious injuries, and families who have lost loved ones, in accidents caused by intoxicated drivers. We work aggressively to obtain maximum compensation for our clients. For more information on our drunk driving accident practice, please visit our web page.

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