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Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Killeen, TX

Representing DUI Car Crash Victims Throughout Central Texas

Drunk driving is a public safety crisis in Texas. Whether on the highway, city street, or country road, an impaired motorist can put you and your family in danger of serious injury and lifelong disability.

If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident, you may have the right to full compensation for your injuries. Located in Killeen, Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P. has helped victims of drunk drivers throughout Texas for more than 25 years. We treat our clients with compassion and respect.

 Our team meticulously investigates these accidents to gather evidence of fault and liability that can be used to tenaciously negotiate for an optimized settlement. If applicable, we can go to trial, where our litigation skills enable us to aggressively pursue the full extent of your legal and financial needs.

For a free consultation with a Killeen drunk driving accident attorney at Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P., submit our online contact form or call (254) 765-9552. Hablamos español

Drunk Drivers & Personal Injury Claims in Texas

Drunk driving is a reckless and irresponsible behavior that can lead to devastating accidents and severe personal injury claims. When a driver operates a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, their reaction times, judgment, and motor skills are significantly impaired. 

This impairment increases the likelihood of causing accidents, ranging from fender benders to catastrophic collisions. Victims of these incidents often face grave injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, fractures, and even fatalities. The emotional and financial aftermath for the victims and their families can be overwhelming, necessitating legal action to seek compensation for their losses.

How Does the Insurance Claim Process Work in These Cases?

When involved in a drunk driving accident, the insurance claim process begins with reporting the incident to the insurance company. You or your attorney must provide detailed information about the accident, including police reports, medical records, and witness statements. 

The insurance company will then investigate the claim to determine liability and assess the damages. It is crucial to have legal representation during this process to ensure that the insurance company acts in good faith and provides a fair settlement. If the insurance settlement does not adequately cover your damages, further legal action may be necessary.

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Pursuing a Civil Personal Injury Claim When the Driver is Criminally Charged

You can pursue a civil claim for damages while a criminal case is also pending against the drunk driver. The criminal case may penalize the driver for violating the law, resulting in jail time, fines, and license suspension; it does not compensate you for what you have suffered and lost.

Conversely, your civil claim aims to compensate you for your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. The criminal case's outcome can strengthen your civil claim, especially if the driver is convicted, as it is evidence of negligent behavior.

How Can Our Firm Prove Negligence?

Proving negligence in drunk driving cases involves demonstrating that the driver owed a duty of care, breached that duty by driving under the influence, and caused an accident that resulted in the victim's injuries. 

Our firm collects extensive evidence to build a strong case, which includes:

  • Police reports: Documenting the driver's intoxication and the circumstances of the accident.
  • Witness statements: Testimonies from individuals who observed the accident or the driver’s behavior.
  • Medical records: Showing the extent of your injuries and correlating them to the accident.
  • Expert testimony: Using accident reconstruction experts to illustrate how the driver’s impairment led to the collision.
  • Breathalyzer and blood test results: Providing concrete proof of the driver’s intoxication level during the accident.

Why Choose Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P.? Our Commitment to You

  • Unyielding Commitment to Justice
    We tirelessly pursue accountability for those responsible for your injury, ensuring they are held accountable for their actions.
  • Relentless Pursuit of Fair Compensation
    We fight fiercely to secure the maximum compensation you deserve, recognizing the profound impact a personal injury can have on your life and livelihood.
  • Empathetic Guidance Through Adversity
    We stand by your side with unwavering support and understanding, providing guidance and reassurance during what may be one of the most challenging times in your life.
  • Resolute Advocacy for Your Rights
    With determination and expertise, we navigate the complexities of the legal system on your behalf, steadfastly protecting your rights and interests at every turn.

The Value of Legal Representation

Having an experienced personal injury lawyer for a drunk driving accident is essential. Our team understands the nuances of these cases and can help you navigate the legal system. We have the resources to collect and preserve official evidence to prove liability and can negotiate with insurers to help you seek fair compensation.

If a fair settlement cannot be reached, our trial-tested litigators can represent you in civil court, applying our extensive case preparation and presentation skills. We can provide emotional and procedural support throughout the legal process to keep you informed and prepared. Our goal is to secure compensation that reflects the full debilitating impact on your life caused by the drunk driver. 

Call (254) 765-9552 or contact us online to reserve a free consultation with an experienced Killeen drunk driving accident attorney today. 

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    Killeen, TX 76542
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