Accidents Caused By Drunk Driving Are More Common Than You Think
Unfortunately, accidents caused by drunk driving are not uncommon. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 33 percent of Americans will be in an accident caused by alcohol at some point during their life. In these cases, any driver who operates a vehicle under the influence should be held accountable for their actions if they cause an accident. These drivers are behaving negligently and therefore responsible for whatever damages they cause — these accidents can cause serious personal injury and even fatalities. In some cases, the bar or restaurant that served a drunk driver can also be held responsible for the injuries caused by said alcohol-related accident.
In such cases, you need representation to help you. The Law Offices of Mark D. VanCleave, PLLC, can help you get justice and fair compensation for an accident caused by a drunk driver.
Be Sure Of Your Case
Though it may be clear to you that the driver who was drunk caused your accident, it may be harder to prove than you think. Even if the drunk driver is clearly at fault, you still need to prove their impairment was the cause of your accident. There are also a few instances in which fault and liability are not clear. It is possible that an insurance company could argue that both parties contributed to the accident, even if you were not responsible. This can reduce the compensation you receive.
However, an attorney with skill and experience, like Mr. VanCleave, can negotiate your case and help prove you were not at fault. A lawyer with a solid understanding of cases involving drunk drivers will help you evaluate your claim so you can be sure you will recover what you deserve.
Get Justice After An Accident
If you were injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, do not hesitate to start evaluating your claim. Our law firm serves clients from Harris County, Chambers County and the surrounding areas. Contact us today at our Baytown, Texas, office and we can start working on your case. Use our website or call 281-303-8800 to set up your free consultation and start recovering.