Austin Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

A fatal car accident is a terrible shock to any family who loses a loved one this way. If you have arrived at this web page after the death of a husband, wife, mother, father, son or daughter in a traffic accident, you have our sincere sympathy. Furthermore, if your loved one was killed in a crash caused by a drunk driver, we share your dismay over this unwelcome information.

A drunk driving accident may bring about criminal charges for the drunk driver as a result of the fatality. Besides DWI charges, the driver may be charged with vehicular manslaughter. You will naturally be interested in the outcome of these criminal matters. However, it may be in your best interest to get your accidental injury and/or wrongful death claim filed and settled before the criminal case is finished. Otherwise, auto insurance companies may try to use certain clauses in the policy or policies to avoid paying out benefits.

In a drunk driving accident case, even more so than in other types of car accident cases, our most important advice to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible is urgent.

On the other hand, even if auto insurance companies refuse to pay out benefits after an accident caused by a drunk driver because of the criminal aspect, there may be another source of compensation. For example, any bar or restaurant that served alcohol to the drunk driver who killed your loved one may be responsible.

A detailed investigation will help uncover key facts necessary to bring a dram shop case against the relevant commercial establishment(s). In some cases, there may be a cause of action against any social host who served beer, wine, cocktails or hard liquor to an obviously inebriated person who then acted out the role of drunk driver in the fatal accident.

Texas law sometimes allows for an award for punitive damages, beyond medical bills and property damage for victims of DWI car accidents. Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP, in Austin, is available to fight for your right to the maximum available compensation and punitive damages after the death of a loved one in a drunk driving accident. We can also advise you of sources of compensation such as the Texas crime victims fund and help you tap into those.

After an Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver: Justice in Central Texas

Don't let any more time go by without an experienced Austin drunk driving accident attorney on your side. Protect your rights and preserve the evidence needed to maximize the effectiveness of your case. Contact us at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP, after a Pflugerville, San Marcos or Georgetown fatal car accident. Attorney consultations are free, and we are ready to represent you on a contingency fee basis. We will only be paid if you are. Call 877-LORENZ2 (877-567-3692) or send an e-mail to schedule a consultation. If you can't travel to us, we will come to your home or hospital. Se habla español .