Drunk Driver Caused a Crash?
Houston Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Representing Victims and Their Families
You can do everything right and still suffer because of someone else’s mistake. Drunk driving victims and their families know this fact all too well. It is a horrible feeling to have no control over such a life-changing moment, a moment that can leave you permanently disabled or without someone you love dearly. While the drunk driver who hurt you or killed your loved one may be convicted of criminal charges, that conviction does not help you and your family if you are struggling financially due to:
- Hospital bills you cannot afford to pay;
- Living expenses for your family because you suffered a catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, in the crash that prevents you from working fulltime or at all or your family’s breadwinner died in the wreck;
- The cost of long-term care at home or in a facility because you or a loved one suffered a debilitating injury in the car accident that prevents you or your family member from living without assistance;
- Funeral expenses for a lost loved one.
Houston drunk driving accident attorney Phillip Brantley can help you if you or someone you love was the victim of a drunk driver. Even if the drunk driver is facing criminal charges, you should still talk to us, because you can pursue a civil lawsuit, which, unlike a criminal case, would provide you with the compensation you will need to afford accident-related expenses.
Why Do I Still Need to Sue If the Drunk Driver Is Arrested?
Drivers who have been drinking should never get behind the wheel, because drunk driving leads to car accidents, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Due to the devastating consequences of driving under the influence (DUI), those guilty of drunk driving should be punished to the full extent of the law. However, while drunk drivers who are arrested can face criminal charges, there is no guarantee that they will be convicted. Moreover, even if a drunk driver is found guilty of criminal charges, a criminal conviction does not help his or her victims overcome the financial hardships that they will have to deal with following the wreck.
On the other hand, a civil lawsuit can provide drunk driving accident victims and their families with the means they will need to afford medical treatment and other expenses that they will face as a result of the incident. The burden of proof is not as rigorous in wrongful death and personal injury cases as it is in criminal lawsuits, which makes it easier for victims in civil suits to secure favorable outcomes. Even if a drunk driver was not charged with a crime or was not found guilty, victims can still hold the drunk driver accountable in civil court. In addition, you do not have to wait for a criminal lawsuit to conclude to file a civil lawsuit.
Find Me a Drunk Driving Accident Attorney in Houston. Se Habla Español!
You should not hesitate to call Phillip Brantley & Associates, P.C. Every second you wait, evidence that you need for your case could be lost. In addition, there are time limits for filing lawsuits, meaning that if too much time passes after your accident, you may not be able to hold the driver accountable.
Houston drunk driving accident attorney Phillip Brantley will speak with you about your situation for free. Attorney Brantley can explain everything you need to know about suing a drunk driver, including what legal rights you have, what options you have and the answers to any questions you have regarding drunk driving cases. You need this information to make an informed decision about your and your family’s future. Make the call.