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Drunk Driving Collisions Dallas Fort Worth

When someone chooses to drive impaired, they are putting YOUR life in their hands. Accidents that are caused by impaired drivers are some of the deadliest on the road, and the victims often face serious injuries that leave them with hospital bills, lost time at their job, and ongoing pain and suffering. Often, Texas DWI car accidents involve fatalities or catastrophic injuries.

Victims of DWI accidents deserve compensation for their losses. Knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate attorneys who are willing to fight for their clients and help them recover damages are essential for successful outcomes of these cases.

How Often is Someone Hurt or Killed by a Drunk Driver in Texas?

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, someone is hurt or killed on Texas roadways every twenty minutes by a drunk driver. But too many people don’t believe that they can be impaired after just a couple of drinks and get behind the wheel. The truth is a person can become legally intoxicated after consuming just two or three beers in one hour. It depends on body weight, gender, how much a person has eaten, and other factors, but the vast majority of people experience some impairment after just one drink.

A Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08% is considered legally drunk. Drivers who have a BAC that is over 0.10 are seven times more likely to be involved in an accident with fatalities than a driver who is sober.

When a drunk driving accident touches your family, you want justice. You want the negligent driver to be held accountable. As long as you can prove negligence on the part of the other driver and show that your injuries are a direct result of that negligent driver’s actions because they were impaired by drugs or alcohol, you have a pretty solid case.

Our legal team will help you build your case by gathering evidence and fighting for you in the courtroom. We’ll negotiate settlements and communicate with the insurance companies so that the only thing you have to focus on is healing. Contact us today.

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Texas Drunk Driving Laws

Texas Penal Code: Title 10 – Chapter 49: Intoxication and Alcoholic Beverage Offenses covers drunk driving and other crimes related to intoxication. The law defines intoxication as:

  • not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; OR
  • having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more

So a person can be intoxicated even if their BAC is less than 0.08%.

Section 49.04 classifies drunk driving as a Class B Misdemeanor with a mandatory 72 hours in jail. However, if the person had an open container in the vehicle, the jail time is six days. If their BAC is 0.15% or higher, they are charged with a Class A Misdemeanor.

If the driver has a child in the car while driving drunk, it is a felony offense.

Section 49.07 describes Intoxication Assault, which involves operating a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated and causing serious bodily harm to another as a result. It is a third-degree felony.

Section 49.08 describes Intoxication Manslaughter, which involves operating a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated, and because they were intoxicated, they caused the death of someone by accident or mistake. This is a second-degree felony.

If the person has prior DUI or DWI offenses, the penalty may be increased.

It is important to understand that, from a criminal standpoint, drunk drivers who cause accidents are held accountable in court, and they are punished. But just because the driver is prosecuted criminally, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to pursue a civil lawsuit. The two are very different, and one does not affect the other in that way.

How Does Alcohol Impair a Driver?

Both alcohol and drugs can impair driving, and both are illegal to use while operating a motor vehicle. There are several ways that substances impact and impair a driver.

The brain’s frontal lobe manages judgment, thinking, muscle control, self-control, and movements. Alcohol can cause impairment and affect the frontal lobe, impacting the person’s ability to make good judgment calls, think clearly, and have self-control. It also affects their muscle control and movements. All of these things are integral to driving, and when they are impaired, it’s dangerous.

Substances can also blur a person’s vision by affecting their ability to focus. This can create a situation of low visibility but also impact depth perception and the person’s ability to judge the speed, distance, and movement of other vehicles on the road.

Alcohol and other substances slow a person’s reaction time because they lack the necessary muscle control that is carried out in the frontal lobe. It also slows their ability to process information and respond appropriately to situations that may arise while driving. They are less alert and drowsy.

If you are struck by a drunk driver, they may be aggressive or belligerent. If they seem agitated, it is best to keep your distance from them and wait for the police to arrive.

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How Do You Prove That A Driver Was Drunk When They Hit You?

In court, it will be necessary to prove that the driver who hit you or who caused the accident was intoxicated at the time. Your attorney will provide the evidence that he or she has gathered as well as testimony from any witnesses or police. The most powerful evidence is the results of the breath or blood test that shows the driver’s BAC level.

This is one very good reason why you should call the police after an accident. If there are any injuries, you should also request an ambulance. The police are trained to look for cues that a driver is impaired. If they believe that the driver is impaired, they will call for a breath or blood test. That will go on the accident report.

If the driver is legally drunk, the police will place them under arrest for DUI. This will help your case because it is further proof that they were under the influence.

Witnesses and police investigators can testify about the other driver’s appearance and how he or she seemed drunk. Some of the observations they might testify are that the driver:

  • Had slurred speech
  • Fumbled with documents
  • Had alcohol on his or her breath
  • Was staggering
  • Fumbled with keys
  • Had bloodshot or glassy eyes
  • Had an open container in the vehicle, or the driver was holding it

If the driver confesses that they are drunk, is drinking where you can see, or says that they have been drinking, that can also be used as evidence.

Fort Worth DWI Accident Lawyer

A drunk driving accident is serious. It can leave you with injuries that stay with you for the rest of your life. At AMS Law Group, we help accident victims get back to the business of living. Give us a call today and schedule your free consultation. It will give you a chance to meet us and a chance for us to review your case and discuss your options with you. We’ll also advise you on the next steps to take. We help our clients get justice, and we’ll help you too.

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How AMS Law Group Can Help After a DWI Accident in Fort Worth

When you choose us to represent you, you choose knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to protect you in the courtroom and beyond. We know the Texas legal system, and we know what works and what doesn’t. From day one, we will stand beside you and help you get the compensation that you deserve.

From your free case review to you getting your settlement check in hand, we will be there for you, fighting for you, available 24/7. If you are looking for a law firm you can trust, you found it. If you want a legal team that will pursue your case aggressively, that’s us too. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call.

What Damages Can You Recover in Texas DWI Cases?

A DUI accident can leave you with serious injuries and you may be able to recover some or all of the damages and injuries you sustained. Typically, this is a monetary settlement, and it can cover three different types of damages:

Economic Damages – This includes any monetary damages like lost wages, property damage, and medical expenses.

Noneconomic Damages – Damages that aren’t tangible but still difficult and even debilitating, like PTSD, emotional distress, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Punitive Damages – If the at-fault party had malicious intent when they caused the accident, this classification of damages applies.

What is Your Fort Worth DWI Accident Case Worth?

It’s tough to say exactly how much you will get in a settlement for your injuries because all cases are different. There’s a lot that goes into a DWI accident case. We will look at these areas and use that to determine how much you might get.

Some of the more common elements that affect your compensation include:

  • The nature and severity of your injuries
  • How much damage was done to your property
  • If you contributed to the accident, and if so, to what degree
  • The at-fault car driver’s insurance coverage

In some cases, you may even be able to recover punitive damages. They are damages that are awarded to the victim to punish the at-fault party.

If, through no fault of your own, you were hit by a drunk driver and were injured, you deserve compensation for those losses.

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We’ll Work Tirelessly to Recover Compensation for all of Your DWI Accident Injuries

At AMS Law Group, we are committed to giving our clients and their families the best service possible. We strive to help you relax and focus on healing while we manage your case. When you choose us as your law firm, you get top-notch personal injury lawyers who are willing and waiting to help you.

Any accident is difficult, but when an impaired driver is the reason for your injury and loss, it is even more so. It is senseless, wrong, and avoidable, and you are paying the price for their mistake through your injuries and loss.

Let us help you make it right. You deserve compensation, and we want to help you get it.

Don’t wait. Contact us today for your no-risk, free case evaluation.

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Our attorneys have worked on hundreds of personal injury and motor vehicle accident cases in the courtroom as well as at the negotiation table. We have experience where it counts, and we’ll use it to benefit you in your own case.

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As seasoned attorneys, we level the legal playing field by leveraging resources and expertise otherwise unavailable to you. Our experience leads us to expertly negotiate with insurance companies and other parties on your behalf and offer skilled courtroom advocacy if your case proceeds to trial. With access to experts and specialists, we can determine the long-term impact of your injuries and calculate reasonable damages based on past settlements, allowing us to pursue maximum compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Immediately check yourself and others involved for injuries. If anyone is seriously hurt, call 911.

If possible, move your vehicle off the road and park somewhere safe to wait for the police and emergency personnel. Turn on your hazard lights.

When talking to the other party as well as law enforcement, do not admit fault or apologize for the accident. In fact, the less you say, the better. Even a simple apology at the scene can be used to show your admission of guilt for causing the accident. It is best to not say anything, especially if you think you might be at fault.

Even if the accident is minor, you should still call the police. Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved and take photos of the scene to show damage – or lack of damage to vehicles and property.

Thoroughly document the scene by taking photos and videos of the accident, including any injuries or damage to your vehicle. Seek medical attention, even if you don’t feel like it’s necessary. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent.

Finally, contact AMS Law Group to help protect yourself and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.

Yes, if you’re involved in a car accident, it’s important to call the police, even if it’s just a minor accident. Under Texas law, you’re legally required to report an accident to the police if it results in injury, death, or property damage over $1,000.

Calling the police ensures that emergency medical services are dispatched as quickly as possible if anyone is injured.

It also means that there is official documentation of the accident.

The police will also create a report of the accident, which can be used as evidence in your personal injury claim. This report will include important information such as the accident’s date, time, and location, a description of the vehicles involved, the names and contact information of the drivers and witnesses, and a preliminary determination of who was at fault. This report can help expedite your insurance claims process.

No, do not speak with the other drivers’ insurance company without first consulting an attorney.

Insurance adjusters will attempt to settle for as little as possible and often use tactics that minimize payouts, including downplaying injuries and asking leading questions. They can trick you into admitting guilt that you are wholly or partially responsible for the accident.

Anything you say can be used against you. What’s more, you may not know the full extent of your injuries because they can take days or even weeks to show. AMS Law can help you navigate the claims process, protect your rights, and ensure you receive fair compensation.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, hiring a personal injury lawyer is a wise move. Personal injury attorneys have experience, knowledge, and resources you are unlikely to have.

If your case goes to trial, a personal injury lawyer can represent you and help you get the best outcome possible. You will need help identifying liable parties and negotiating with insurance companies for fair compensation. Hiring a lawyer can also give you peace of mind by allowing you to focus on your recovery.

If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s best to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If you delay, you could miss the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit, and essential evidence could disappear. Even if you aren’t sure whether you have a case or not, an attorney can offer valuable guidance.

Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when someone is injured due to the actions of another party, which can be an individual, business, or other entity.

Personal injury cases can be resolved through a settlement or lawsuit. Sometimes the compensation can be negotiated without going to court, but sometimes the case does go to trial. The goal of a personal injury case is to obtain fair compensation for the injured party and hold the responsible party accountable. If you are injured, AMS Law Group can help you navigate the legal system and ensure you receive fair compensation.

Your personal injury case could go to court, but it’s not guaranteed. In fact, most personal injury cases don’t go to trial. They are settled out of court through negotiations between the parties involved.

The likelihood that your case will go to court depends on several things, including the nature and severity of your injuries, the amount of compensation being sought, the strength of the evidence, and the willingness of both parties to settle.

If your case does go to court, you will need an experienced attorney to represent you before a judge or jury and present evidence to support your claim for damages.

If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. It’s that simple.

When you choose AMS Law Group, you get personal attention and caring, compassionate, professional representation by attorneys who have the knowledge, talent, and experience to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your case.

Not only will we give you a FREE personal injury case evaluation… we don’t charge you a cent until your case is settled.

While you recover from your injuries, we fight for you to receive all the compensation you are legally entitled to, including:

  • Payment for your medical bills, both current and those you might incur in the future
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earnings if you are unable to return to work
  • Rehabilitation of all types
  • Job retraining if you are unable to return to your former employment
  • Pain and suffering

You focus on putting your life back together, and we’ll focus on making sure you have what it takes to do it.

The time it takes to resolve a personal injury case varies depending on its complexity, how severe the injuries are, and whether the parties are willing to settle outside of court.

Some cases can be resolved quickly if the injuries are minor and both sides agree to a settlement.

However, some cases take a bit longer. This is especially true of those that are more complex, such as cases involving more serious injuries. Those cases can take longer due to extensive negotiations, mediation, or even a trial.

It’s hard to predict how long it will take, but a consultation with AMS Law Group can give you some insight into the complexity of your own case, and it can be resolved efficiently.

Yes, AMS Law handles wrongful death cases and can provide legal advice, guidance, and support to help you and your family achieve justice and closure after a devastating loss.

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