McAllen Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Personal Injury Claims for Alcohol-Related Accidents

Accidents caused by intoxicated drivers can result in life-altering consequences for the victims. Often, these types of accidents occur at high speeds and can even involve a head-on collision. If you’ve been seriously injured in a collision involving a drunk driver, The Leah Wise Law Firm can help. Our Edinburg drunk driving accident lawyer has many years of experience and a proven track record of obtaining maximum compensation for clients who have incurred significant losses due to their injuries.

Civil Vs. Criminal Drunk Driving Cases

In Texas, there are two types of cases that can be brought against a drunk driver: Criminal and civil. In a criminal case, the government seeks to convict an individual for their illegal actions. If the defendant is found guilty, they may be sentenced prison and could face several additional penalties, such as fines and license suspension. While the punishment could involve paying retribution to any victims, this is not necessarily the case.

A civil case, on the other hand, is a case brought by a victim against the drunk driver in attempt to recover compensation for their physical, financial, and emotional damages. Even if a drunk driver is not convicted in criminal court, they can still be held liable for the losses suffered by the victim. At The Leah Wise Law Firm, we help those injured in drunk driving accidents file a civil claim against the perpetrator to help them get the compensation they deserve. In many situations, we are able to resolve the case without filing a lawsuit. However, we are always prepared to go to court to get the best possible outcome for our clients.

Damages You Could Recover in a Drunk Driving Accident Claim

As with other types of personal injury claims, there are a variety of losses that you could be entitled to recover compensation for. The specific amount of money that your claim is worth depends on the circumstances of your case.

Drunk driving claims often involve seeking compensation for some or all of the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical impairment

When you work with our legal team, we can thoroughly investigate the details of your car accident and determine the exact amount that should be pursued. Whether through negotiating with the drunk driver’s insurance company or filing a lawsuit against them, we fight relentlessly for the compensation you are owed.

Call (956) 232-2349 or contact us online to discuss your case with us for free.


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Providing the Utmost Care

A drunk driving accident can turn your life upside down. The Leah Wise Law Firm is here to help your recovery go as smoothly as possible. Beyond delivering dependable legal services to help you win your case, we can provide reasonable living expenses, rental car assistance, and medical costs for qualified clients.

Call (956) 232-2349 or contact us online to discuss your case with an McAllen drunk driving accident attorney.


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