By Your Side After A Drunk Driving Accident
Drunk driving accidents in all forms cause tremendous damage. Drunk driving is a huge risk; often drivers are too drunk to wear their own seat belts, which puts their lives in danger when a collision occurs. Their negligent and reckless actions can have lasting physical and financial repercussions on victims and their families, as well.
If you or your loved one was hurt in a drunk driving accident, you should not have to bear the burden of this tragedy. Attorney Mike Freden is here to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. For over 20 years, he has successfully represented personal injury victims throughout Southlake and the surrounding area. He is ready to put his insight to work for you.
Common Drunk Driving Accidents
In Texas, driving under the influence of alcohol is often the cause of many motor vehicle-related accidents. They often include cases such as:
- A drunk driver who injures or kills somebody
- A bar that serves an observable drunk person who later caused death, injury or property damage (dram shop liability)
- A bar that serves an underage person alcohol who later caused death, injury or property damage (dram shop liability)
- A social host who allows a drunk person to drive their vehicle
- Physical assaults where an intoxicated person hurts someone
Understanding Punitive Damages
Drunk driving accidents can allow the victim to be compensated through punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish the at-fault party on behalf of the society for their dangerous conduct. These damages are different than compensatory damages, which are designed to compensate the injured party for their losses.
Compensatory damages allow the victim to recover for:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of earning capacity
The facts of an accident/incident can be so egregious that punitive damages are justified in addition to compensatory damages. For example, a medical malpractice case where a surgeon under the influence of an illegal drug operated on a patient will entitle the victim to punitive damages.
Get A Proven Legal Ally By Your Side
Freden Law Firm offers free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by speaking with a knowledgeable lawyer at the firm. In addition, attorney Freden handles drunk driving cases on a contingency basis. So, you will owe us no money unless attorney Freden wins your case.