Austin Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

Did an Intoxicated Driver Crash Into You?

A drunk driving accident screams for severe punishment of the person who got behind the wheel after drinking too much. But if you were injured or your loved one was killed, the atonement you need most is monetary damages for your losses.

The personal injury lawyers of Lorenz & Lorenz, L.L.P. have secured damages for victims of drunk drivers — pedestrians, drivers and passengers. We are familiar with the special legal issues in these cases. Based in Austin, our attorneys handle drunk driving accidents in Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County and central Texas. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers

We know that the injuries caused by drunk drivers are often more serious relative to other car accidents. Intoxicated drivers are more likely to plow into someone at an intersection, weave over the center line into oncoming traffic, or force a sober driver off the road. We pursue maximum compensation for bodily injury ( permanent injuries, broken bones, soft tissue injuries), for lost wages, and for pain and suffering.

You may also be entitled to punitive damages under certain circumstances.

If the drunk driver was not insured (and has no personal assets worth pursuing), we will seek to cover your losses through your own uninsured/underinsured motorist policy or through the Texas Crime Victims Compensation fund.

The dram shop laws in Texas do not generally make it feasible to sue the bar, restaurant or party host who served the alcohol, unless the person who caused a drunk driving accident was underage or "stumbling drunk."

If you were injured as the passenger of a drunk driver — a friend, sibling, spouse or other — we work to find the insurance coverage to cover your injuries. You should not be punished for that person's decision to drive drunk.

The criminal proceedings are not critical to your personal injury claim. An actual DWI conviction or prior convictions may add to the value of your case, but liability in a civil case is hard to dispute if we prove the person was drinking before the accident.

Call 877-LORENZ2 (877-567-3692) for experienced, aggressive representation in your drunk driving accident or wrongful death case.