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DUI, DWI & Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Dallas - Fort Worth

DUI, DWI & Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Dallas - Fort Worth

Injured in a drunk driver accident in Dallas or the DFW metroplex? You have the right to seek compensation from the party responsible for your injuries. A DUI accident lawyer in Texas can help you obtain the maximum money available in a personal injury claim.

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Dallas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers with Offices in Denison, Sherman, Frisco & Bonham

If you are involved in an accident caused by a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the driver may be arrested and face criminal charges for their actions. However, criminal charges do nothing to compensate a victim and their loved ones. Compensation for medical bills lost earnings, and pain and suffering can only be recovered in a civil claim.

Brooks & Radchenko has been successful in negotiating settlements and obtaining verdicts for victims in Denison, Sherman, Frisco, and  Bonham. We handle all aspects of the claims process and advocate for maximum compensation for our injured clients. Our DUI car accident lawyers in Fort Worth have recovered millions and have helped our seriously injured clients find healing and recover following a traumatic DUI accident.

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DWI Accident Texas Statistics

DUI accidents occur every hour in Texas - the Texas DOT reports that one person in Texas dies every eight hours and 31 minutes in a DUI crash. Of course, injury accidents occur at a much more frequent rate than fatality accidents. Despite so many educational campaigns and initiatives on the national level and in Texas, like TxDOT’s” Drive Sober. No Regrets.” campaign, drunk driving continues to be a deadly epidemic in the United States, killing 32 people a day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nationally, there was a 14% increase in DUI fatalities in 2020 from 2019.

Accident victims are always well -advised to sepak with a Dallas DWI accident lawyer about their legal rights and options.

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Contact Your DUI Car Accident Lawyers in Dallas - Fort Worth Area

Contact Brooks & Radchenko today for a complimentary case evaluation. We can review the facts of your Texas drunk driving accident and advise your options to pursue compensation.

Most Common Types of Drunk Driver Accidents in Dallas

Most Common Types of Drunk Driver Accidents in Dallas

DUI accidents in Texas can occur in numerous ways, depending on the who, what, where, why, and how. Drunk driving accidents often have similarities to sober-driving accidents involving distraction or inattention - it is common for speed to be a factor. Alcohol and drugs are essentially chemical distractors, diverting an impaired driver’s focus and concentration from the task of driving - and reducing reaction time. When another vehicle stops suddenly, or an animal runs into the road, a driver may not be able to sufficiently react. In fact, studies have established that even if someone is operating a vehicle below the legal limit, reaction time can be affected. DUI accidents in Dallas often involve:

  • Left-turn accidents
  • Head-on collision accidents
  • Speeding accidents
  • Road rage accidents
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Failing to yield accidents
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • Wrong-way accidents.

Drunk drivers often cause solo-vehicle accidents, when they lose control of their vehicle and impact a tree or structure. Passengers in a single-vehicle collision where a drunk driver was behind the wheel may also pursue compensation for a Texas DUI accident. 

Most Common Injuries in a Texas Drunk Driving Crash

Even a small amount of alcohol can cause a serious accident that results in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death for others. DUI accidents in Texas leave victims with severe and life-changing injuries, including:

  • Amputation injuries
  • Blunt trauma injuries
  • Broken bone injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Whiplash injuries

Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists are not immune from devastating DUI accidents and may suffer severe injuries without the protection of a vehicle, or even a helmet. Any type of injury can occur in a DUI accident, forever altering the future for DUI accident victims and their loved ones.

Most Common Injuries in a Texas Drunk Driving Crash

Call Drunk Driving Accident Law Firm Near Dallas, TX Today

Although you may be able to obtain a settlement on your own without a lawyer, accident victims are almost always able to secure far more compensation from an insurance company when they have an attorney fighting for fair damages. Before you accept any settlement offer, contact Brooks & Radchenko to discuss your potential case.

Who Can You Sue After a Texas Drunk Driving Accident?

Who Can You Sue After a Texas Drunk Driving Accident?

You may think you know who is responsible for an accident, but establishing and proving liability is sometimes more complicated. In certain instances, like when an accident occurs while a drunk driver is working and driving a vehicle provided by their employer, multiple parties are responsible for the crash. The unique facts and circumstances of an accident will need to be closely evaluated. Some of the parties that may be responsible for a Texas DUI accident include:

  • The defendant driver  (intoxicated person)
  • The driver’s employer
  • The provider of the alcohol (bars, restaurants, clubs, taverns, etc.)
  • The host of a party.

Because liability can be complex - especially when dram shop laws apply (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code Ann. §2.01) - or when a minor under the age of 18 is provided alcohol, accident victims should speak to a knowledgeable Texas drunk driving accident attorney as soon as possible. Depending on what happened and the legal remedies available, accident victims may have several courses of action. A prompt, thorough investigation by a Texas personal injury attorney is recommended following a drunk driving accident.

What Compensations Can You Recover in a Dallas Drunk Driving Accident Claim?

No amount of money can undo the pain of a catastrophic injury. However, money can change a car accident victim’s future. Damages for a personal injury DUI accident claim in Texas can be substantial and are meant to be comprehensive, and include:

  • Ambulance transportation / Air ambulance
  • Emergency room treatment
  • Hospitalization costs
  • Diagnostic imaging and tests
  • Specialist visits
  • Future medical care
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Psychological care and counseling
  • Grief therapy
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Loss of love, care, and companionship
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering.

There is no true average settlement for a drunk driving accident in Texas - there are so many factors that impact the value of a claim and every case is different. Generally, the more severe the injuries, the higher the cost of treatment and the higher the value of a claim, as long as insurance coverage is available for a claim. Once you retain a lawyer to file your drunk driving accident personal injury claim, you can focus on healing and recovery while your drunk driving accident lawyer in Texas expertly works on your case.

What Compensations Can You Recover in a Dallas Drunk Driving Accident Claim?
Texas Statute of Limitations on DUI & DWI Accidents

Texas Statute of Limitations on DUI & DWI Accidents

In Texas, and every state, injured individuals and their families have a limited window of time to file a civil lawsuit or claim for injury or death. Drunk driving accidents are not immune from this statute of limitations.  In most cases in Texas, under TEX.CIV. PRAC.&REM.CODE ANN. § 16.003(a), accident victims have two years.

Of course, it is always advisable to contact a lawyer as soon as possible, so that evidence can be preserved and witness recollections can be recorded. When your future is at stake, time is of the essence.

Contact Brooks & Radchenko for Legal Help After a Drunk Driving Accident

Help for your DUI accident injury or wrongful death claim is just a phone call away. Contact Brooks & Radchenko to speak with a Texas drunk driving accident victim lawyer.

Our Top DUI Accident Attorney in DFW

Halina Radchenko

Halina Radchenko

You have many choices of Dallas personal injury lawyers to represent you, but not all personal injury lawyers can get the same resuHalina Radchenko is an award-winning Texas personal injury lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars for drunk driving accident victims in Texas and New York and will fight for your rights. Having represented catastrophically injured victims of DUI accidents, Halina knows how to present strong legal arguments for maximum compensation, often for insurance policy limits.

Why Should You Contact a Dallas DWI Accident Lawyer?

Drunk driving accidents are devastating physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially. Navigating the aftermath of an accident, whether it is dealing with hospitalizations or medical treatments, can be challenging for both victims and their family members. The future is often uncertain.

Drunk driving accident victims are well-advised to contact an attorney as soon as possible - before speaking to the other driver’s insurance representative or another party. A knowledgeable, reputable, and experienced lawyer representing you following an accident can benefit you in numerous ways - including handling all communications for you so that you can focus on your rest and recovery. If you are looking for information about your legal rights and your treatment options, or need legal advice, the law firm of Brooks & Radchenko is here to help.

Our DUI, DWI & Drunk Driving Accident Case Results

Following are examples of some of our recent results:

$925,000.00
Male client involved in a car accident as a pedestrian at a worksite. The motor vehicle rolled over his foot causing a crushed foot injury. As a result, client had to undergo a surgical procedure wherein they placed hardware into his foot. He had two surgeries to his knee and removal of the hardware from his foot. We were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $925,000.00
$835,000.00
Client was injured as a result of a car accident. Liability was difficult on the case as both our client and the defendant stated that they had a green light at the intersection. There were no witnesses and no camera footage to prove who really had the green light. She sustained back injuries requiring her to undergo two surgeries to her back. We were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $835,000.00
$300,000.00
Plaintiff was involved in a car accident and had disc bulges and herniations. He ended up having over 1 year of physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. This is a very difficult case in the state of New York because you have to prove that the injured party sustained a “serious injury” under the New York City threshold law. We were able to obtain a $300,000.00 verdict on this case.

Testimonials

Walter R.

5.0

Car Accident

I can’t speak highly enough of Brooks & Radchenko. They explained everything to me with utmost clarity and simplicity, and they were available whenever I needed them. Ultimately, I got the result I had been hoping for. If you need a car accident lawyer in Dallas, TX, I can’t think of a better choice.

Wanda G.

5.0

Car Accident

My brother was injured in a car accident caused by an uninsured drunk driver with no financial resources. Brooks & Radchenko filed a claim against the nightclub that sold the driver alcohol, and we ended up with a generous settlement. If you’re looking for a Dallas, Texas car accident attorney, Brooks & Radchenko is the way to go.

Sally R.

5.0

Car Accident

The lawyers at Brooks & Radchenko were always available to answer my questions and address my concerns. I was laid up in the hospital most of the time, and they took care of everything for me. I can’t say enough for them.My husband was killed in a car accident caused by an on-duty delivery driver. They sued the driver’s employer and I ended up walking aways with a generous settlement. All of this took place in just a few weeks. Their compassion and professionalism made me feel like a part of their family during a very difficult time.

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At Brooks & Radchenko, our DUI car accident lawyers in Fort Worth understand the devastating effects of a DUI accident. Our Texas drunk driving accident victim lawyers advocate for full and fair compensation for our clients Your free consultation is just a phone call away - contact us to speak with a DUI accident lawyer in Dallas at our law firm.

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