If you’re suffering as the result of an injury from a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Although you can’t press additional criminal charges against drunk drivers because of your injuries, you can sue in civil court for pain and suffering. The Dashner Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and lost wages.
Although a DWI settlement can’t undo your injuries or bring a deceased loved one back to life, it can be very helpful for a couple of reasons.
- You can use compensation to pay outstanding medical bills or to replace wages lost as a result of the accident.
- You can get a sense of closure from the courts stating unequivocally that the drunk driver was at fault for your losses.
- You can get all of your expenses related to the accident covered even if your insurance doesn’t cover them all.
If you are involved in an auto accident, the person who caused that accident is legally liable for your injuries. If the other person is 100% responsible, you are entitled to full compensation; if he or she is partially responsible, you are entitled to partial compensation.
For this reason, another driver’s drinking and driving entitle you to compensation for lost wages and medical bills related to the accident. In addition, because of how serious a crime DWI is, you are entitled to additional compensation if the other driver involved in an accident was drunk at the time the accident occurred. This additional compensation, called punitive damages, is intended to punish the drunk driver for his or her behavior and discourage other people from drinking and driving.
If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, you need an experienced injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact the Dashner Law Firm toll-free at 972-793-8989 or 817-864-9980 to discuss your case and schedule a consultation today.