Drunk driving accidents are far from uncommon here in the state of Texas, especially around holidays, such as Halloween or Thanksgiving. In fact, according to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were roughly 25 thousand drunk driving crashes in the year 2021 alone. This is a staggering number, and despite all the literature out there about the dangers of drunk driving, not to mention the fact that it is illegal, clearly, a significant number of people still do so. If you are someone who was injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, our legal team is here to help. Please continue reading and contact a knowledgeable San Antonio, Texas drunk driving accident lawyer to learn more about drunk driving accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one.

Taking Action After Drunk Driving Accidents

If you’re involved in an accident with a drunk driver, the very first thing you must do is call the police. They can require the individual to take a breathalyzer test. If the individual has an illegal blood alcohol content, they will likely arrest the person and this will help establish liability in a future personal injury claim. The police will also ensure you receive immediate medical treatment at the scene, if necessary. You should also do what you can to photograph any damage to vehicles or property, ask witnesses for their contact information, and ensure you’re treated for your injuries. Finally, you should hire a seasoned legal professional who can help you gather all other info needed to help you recover the compensation you need to heal in a personal injury claim.

What is a Dram Shop Law?

The state of Texas has a dram shop law in place. Essentially, the dram shop law states that if you were injured by a drunk driver, you may sue both the driver and the establishment that served the driver if you can prove the establishment either knew the individual was already intoxicated or under the age of 21.

Our legal team can help you get the facts straight and fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call so we can get started working on your case.