Over 1,000 Texans die each year in alcohol-related auto accidents, and more than 1 out of every 3 highway deaths in our state involves alcohol. Despite strict criminal penalties for driving while intoxicated, the number of drunk drivers on our streets and highways is on the rise.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident where alcohol was involved, you need aggressive legal representation right away. Insurance companies defending drunk drivers try to protect their bottom line by muddling the facts, or even trying to put some of the blame on the sober driver. They also try to use criminal charges filed by the state to delay your lawsuit for personal injuries.
The Crosley Law Firm attorneys have the knowledge and skill to maximize the value of injury cases against drunk drivers. We work with law enforcement agencies to obtain the police reports, breathalyzer testing, and sobriety test videos that strengthen your case. We conduct background checks to see if they have prior offenses.
We are also experienced in developing the damages side of your case. We help you find doctors who accept your health insurance. We will do our best to get you the care you need.
We hire nationally renowned experts in toxicology, physics, engineering, and accident reconstruction to help juries digest the complex issues in your case. Our partnerships with medical life care planners and economists will ensure that your lawsuit covers the effects of long-term injuries or complications.
Finally, the Crosley Law Firm attorneys use the full power of the law to make sure that victims of drunk driving collisions are fairly compensated. Those who suffer serious bodily injuries in a drunk driving wreck are entitled to seek “punitive damages.” These are damages above and beyond your damages for medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering. Punitive damages are intended to punish the drunk driver and “send a message” to other drunk drivers.
While Texas law has recently limited the amount of punitive damages that can be awarded in many cases, victims who suffer serious bodily injuries due to an intoxicated driver are still able to seek an unlimited amount of punitive damages.
The Crosley Law Firm has the skill, experience and tenacity you need on your side while taking on a drunk driver’s insurance company. If you would like to submit an auto accident case for a free online evaluation, please click here.
1Texas Department of Transportation, “Texas Motor Vehicle Crash Highlights” (2011).