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Drunk Drivers Make The Worst Decisions
First, they fail to realize that they are far too drunk/intoxicated to get behind the wheel and second, their ability to make rational decisions becomes extremely impaired. In this article we are going to talk about the dangers of drunk drivers, what you should do after being hit by a drunk driver, what to do if the driver drives off without exchanging their insurance information and what you can do to fight for personal injury compensation by our Houston Personal Injury Attorneys.
If you’ve been in an accident and you need immediate assistance, call our Brandon C Personal Injury Attorney Houston today to fight for what is rightfully owed. We don’t charge any fees for our case evaluation and consultation and you pay nothing unless we win your case.
Brandon Cammack – Personal Injury Lawyer
Brandon Cammack has dedicated his career to helping auto accident and personal injury victims recover from accidents in Houston, Texas. Our law firm can represent you in all areas of personal injury law and has successfully been awarded millions for the negligence of the at-fault parties.
Can I Sue A Hit and Run Drunk Driver?
Any auto accident, no matter how damaging the incident was, can always be a tragic traumatic for most. Making sure that you follow the right steps after an accident can be difficult even if the at-fault driver that hit you sticks around, but what do you do if the drunk driver drove off? How do you prove that they were drunk when they hit you? What if you weren’t able to get their license plate or can’t remember what color their car was? If these questions apply to your most recent auto accident, don’t worry, there is still hope for getting your vehicle property damage taken care of and medical attention if you have been injured due to the accident.
In Houston and throughout Harris County, insurance companies are required by law to have uninsured driver insurance for instances just like yours. This means that if you have full coverage and are hit by a driver that flees the scene without sharing their information with you, your insurance provider is still required to cover all of your injuries and property damage caused by the accident. To answer your question, yes, you can still sue for personal injury compensation if you’ve been hit by a hit and run drunk driver. You would have to follow the usual steps as if you were filing a normal personal injury/car accident claim in the state of Texas.
What Happens If We Find The Drunk Driver? Can I Sue Them Personally?
Yes, if local authorities are able to track down the at-fault party you are legally eligible to personally sue them to the fullest extent of Texas laws. Finding a hit and run driver is no easy feat and can take the police quite some time until they are found, but if found, here’s what you can do.
First things first, you can sue their insurance for any damages that have been sustained due to their negligence. Collision repairs, dents, broken windows, misalignment of your vehicle’s frame, etc. Next, if you have been injured in the accident, you can sue for hospital, emergency room and medical bills. You should never have to pay any money out of pocket for being the victim of a car crash, especially if the driver was drunk and fled the scene. At the end of the day, you didn’t sign up to be hit or decide to completely wreck your vehicle, so we’ll leave all expenses and bills to be paid by the at-fault party.
What If The Driver Was Arrested and Sent To County Jail?
If you have been hit by a drunk driver that was arrested and sent to county jail, you can still recover personal injury compensation. First, as your legal counsel, we’ll have to track down the whereabouts of the at-fault driver to make sure we have all of the right information. The only downside to personally suing a driver for property damage and personal injury is the fact that we are hoping that the person has assets or funds to pay for your costs in the first place. If the individual is unable to pay for the property damage or medical bills, you will have to file a claim against their insurance or your own insurance if they are uninsured.
If you have any questions about the steps that you need to take in order to file for personal injury compensation, call Brandon C Personal Injury Lawyer Houston today for a free consultation.
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