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Did a Drunk Driver Hit You Over Memorial Day Weekend?

June 4, 2019|POSTED BY cainfirm
Drunk Driving Attorney Bedford Texas

Memorial Day weekend can be a fun holiday weekend full of picnics, beach barbecues, and other outdoor events. However, when drivers choose to drink and drive, an otherwise pleasant weekend could turn into a disaster for everyone involved. The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drivers in the State of Texas is 0.08 percent. There is a zero-tolerance policy in place for motor vehicle drivers who are under 21 years of age.

 

It goes without saying that drinking and driving poses a serious safety hazard to everyone who is operating a motor vehicle on the roadway at that time. If you were injured in a Memorial Day weekend car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you may be eligible to file a legal claim for damages against that driver.

 

The skilled Granbury, Texas personal injury lawyers at the Cain Firm understand that drunk driving car accidents can result in painful and serious injuries. If you were involved in one of these accidents, you are not alone. Our lawyers represent drunk driving accident victims in and around Granbury and Bedford, Texas. Let us help you pursue your case for monetary damages against the at-fault driver who caused your accident.

 


Determining that Your Accident was Caused by a Drunk Driver

 

When a police officer investigates the scene of an accident, he or she is usually equipped to tell if the other driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police officers are trained to recognize the symptoms of alcohol intoxication through a variety of observations and tests.

 

In any police report which the officer prepares, it will likely state whether or not a citation was issued to the other driver (and what the citation was for), as well as the police officer’s objective opinion as to how the car accident occurred and who caused it.

 


Making a Claim or Filing Suit against the Other Driver

 

If you suffered injuries in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you may need to seek long-term medical care and miss time from your job. You might also suffer a great deal of pain and inconvenience as a result of the injuries you sustain. All of this is compensable under the law.

 

In drunk driving car accident cases, the driver’s violation of the drunk driving statute is likely sufficient to show that he or she acted unreasonably under the circumstances and violated the standard of care. However, you must still show that your injuries resulted from the accident. As a result, you might be able to recover compensation for:

 

  • Related medical and therapy costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Inconvenience
  • Loss of use of a body part
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of family support or spousal companionship 

Speak with a Granbury Drunk Driving Car Accident Attorney Today

 

At the Cain Firm, our team will do everything in their power to help you obtain the compensation you need for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a Granbury drunk driving car accident lawyer, call us today at (817) 573-4300 or contact us online to find out how we could help.  

 

 

 

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