In the United States, there are over 121 million self-reported incidents of alcohol-impaired driving among adults in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for disease control and prevention. And over 1 million people are arrested in the country each year for driving under the influence of alcohol. These kind of accidents are unfortunately a fairly common occurrence across the country and especially in Austin .
So what can you do if you’re hit by a drunk driver?
If you’ve hit by a drunk driver you’re well within your legal rights to sue the individual who hit you. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you have the ability to sue the intoxicated driver and obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
Dealing with an Insurance Company
Directly after a collision caused by a drunk driver, you will find yourself dealing with an insurance company. Filing and successfully pursuing an insurance claim as a result of an accident with a drunk driver is challenging. This is an area in which an experienced Austin car accident lawyer can provide you invaluable assistance.
Compensation for Losses
You likely are entitled to different types of compensation for losses sustained because of a collision caused by a drunk driver. These include compensation for your totaled vehicle. In addition, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. Compensation may include not only current but future losses reasonably expected to be incurred as well.
Retain an Experienced Austin Car Accident Lawyer
If you have suffered injuries and property damage because of a drunk driver, you need an attorney that will fight for your rights against an insurance company and in court. The legal team at Terry & Kelly PLLC stands ready to assist you. Call Terry & Kelly PLLC today at 512-910-2000 to schedule an initial consultation. There is no charge for an initial consultation about your case. In fact, Terry & Kelly PLLC does not charge you a fee unless the firm obtains a favorable settlement of judgment in your case.
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