Cypress Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Nothing is more infuriating than a drunk person getting behind the wheel of a car, taking their own life and the lives of others into their hands and putting all at risk. If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver in Cypress and have suffered serious injuries and damages, it’s important that you understand your rights. At The West Law Office, our Cypress drunk driving accident attorneys can represent you in your claim for damages. Call us today to learn more about holding drunk drivers liable for your harm.
Injuries Caused By Drunk Drivers
When a drunk driver gets behind the wheel of the car, they may perform maneuvers that lead to deadly accident types, including T-bone accidents, head-on collisions, rollover accidents, and more. A victim of a drunk driving accident may suffer head, neck, and traumatic brain injuries; internal injuries; bone fracture injuries and soft tissue injuries; spine and neck injuries, including spinal cord injuries; and more. In addition to injuries, the victim’s car may be totaled, and the injuries will likely result in high medical costs, lost wages, and other economic damages. These harms are compounded by pain, suffering, and emotional distress. In the most tragic of cases, drunk driving accidents are fatal.
Holding a Drunk Driver Liable for Your Damages
If a drunk driver hits you, you maintain the right to file a claim for damages against the driver’s liability insurance company or to file a lawsuit directly against the driver.
In a criminal action, a drunk driver would only be found guilty if the prosecution can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver was operating their vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In a civil action, however, you do not need to prove that a driver had a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or above, nor do you need to prove the guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Instead, you’ll only need to prove that the driver was negligent and that the negligence was the proximate cause of your harm–the burden of proof is by a preponderance of the evidence. Swerving, speeding, and violating traffic laws are all examples of negligence.
How Our Law Firm Can Help
Our law firm can help you by managing 100 percent of your case while you focus on your recovery. We will investigate your case, prove damages, negotiate your settlement, and more. If litigation is necessary, we can bring your case to court–we have trial experience. You can trust us to work hard for you, and our lawyers have the experience and resources your case deserves. We will remain responsive and accessible throughout the process.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
If you have been hit by a drunk driver, the driver may face criminal charges, but the only way that you will recover compensation for your injuries is by filing a civil action. To learn more about how to pursue civil damages against a drunk driver in Cypress, call our drunk driving accident attorneys at The West Law Office today.