Drunk drivers plague the roads of San Antonio, despite there being various rules and regulations in place prohibiting this, as if common sense weren’t enough to discourage driving while under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, many people are still significantly injured every single year due to drunk drivers here in the state of Texas, and if you’re one of them, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a knowledgeable and dedicated San Antonio, Texas drunk driving accident lawyer from our firm. Contact Sahadi Legal Group today to learn more about how our legal team can assist you through each phase of the process ahead.

Why You Need a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Drunk driving accidents are often more complex than more “standard” personal injury matters, as oftentimes, drunk driving accidents entail both a criminal and a civil aspect. For this reason, you need a San Antonio, Texas auto accident lawyer with experience handling injury cases involving drunk drivers who can effectively handle your case.

Texas’ Dram Shop Law

Many states throughout the country have dram shop laws in place, designed to hold both the driver and the establishment that negligently served the driver alcohol (such as a bar) accountable for their actions. Here in Texas, the dram shop law states that someone injured by a drunk driver can sue both the driver and the establishment that served the driver if they can prove the establishment either a) saw the person was “obviously intoxicated” or b) knew or should have known the person was under the age of 21. Our firm has extensive experience handling drunk driving accident cases involving third-party establishments, and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you.

What to Do After an Accident With a Drunk Driver

If you’re hurt by a drunk driver, the most important thing you can do is call the police to the scene. When the police arrive, if they believe the driver who caused the accident was under the influence of alcohol, they’ll likely require the driver to submit to chemical testing, typically in the form of a breathalyzer test. If they confirm the other driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of your crash, there’s a strong chance our firm can hold that driver accountable for your injuries in a personal injury claim. If you can, you should also try to take pictures of any damage caused by the accident, ask witnesses for their contact information, get the other driver’s insurance information, and, of course, seek immediate medical treatment.

Once your injuries have been treated and you’ve received copies of your medical bills and documentation regarding your injuries, you should make it a point to hire a knowledgeable drunk driving accident lawyer as soon as you can. Our firm can then file a personal injury claim on your behalf and fight for the compensation you require to heal.

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Drunk drivers are selfish and pose a significant danger to our communities. If you are the victim of a drunk driving accident here in San Antonio or anywhere in Bexar County, please don’t hesitate to contact our compassionate and aggressive legal team. Our consultations are free, and our legal services are invaluable.

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