The Houston Auto Accidents Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office have represented many clients who were involved in traffic accidents with drunk drivers. Clients injured by drunk drivers are not only entitled to their monies for medical expenses, lost wages, property damages, and pain and suffering but also punitive damages. Punitive damages are damages that punish the drunk driver for his grossly negligent conduct. Of course in addition to the civil damages the drunk driver faces criminal charges that could result in jail time. Drunk drivers tend to be involved in some of the most violent and destructive accidents often times causing personal injury damages greater than what the drunk driver has in insurance coverage. Sometimes the drunk driver has no insurance at all potentially leaving the injured party with no way to be compensated for his injuries. Uninsured motorist coverage can kick in but if the damages are great enough will not cover all of the injured party’s damages. One of the most important things that needs to be done at the beginning of the case is to determine who served the drunk driver his alcoholic beverages. Under certain circumstances a bar or club that served the drunk driver alcoholic beverages to the point of intoxication can be held liable for the accident. Action needs to be taken immediately after the accident to secure any witness statements from persons at the club where the drunk driver was served to prove up that the bar or club knew the drunk driver was intoxicated but was continued to be served alcohol anyway.
If you have been the accident victim of a drunk driver, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office. They will immediately investigate the case to determine who all the at fault parties are and secure the evidence to prove up the case to not only obtain the money you are entitled to for your personal injury and property damages but punitive damages as well.