Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Houston
Drunk driving accidents can result in severe injuries or death, impacting the quality of life for both the victim and the victim’s family. In Houston, TX, drunk driving accident lawyer Shane R. Kadlec can handle all aspects of your case, holding the responsible party accountable for injuries and damages. Mr. Kadlec has been practicing for over 20 years and understands the unique complexities of these cases, so he can ensure you receive maximum compensation. In addition, our team works on a contingency basis, so you can focus on recovery without worrying about legal fees. If you or your loved one has been injured in a DUI accident, contact our office to discuss the details of your case with Mr. Kadlec.
Serious Injuries Caused by Drunk Driving Accidents
Between the years of 2003-2012, Texas had the highest fatality rate for alcohol-related accidents. Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol can have disastrous consequences for drivers and passengers alike. A DUI accident is more likely to involve head-on and side-impact (t-bone) collisions, which can result in serious injuries.
Between the years of 2003-2012, Texas had the highest fatality rate for alcohol-related accidents.
Sadly, these types of injuries are often life-threatening, and survivors may face a lifetime of complications. Victims of drunk driving accidents may sustain:
- Head or brain injuries
- Multiple broken or shattered bones
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Third and fourth degree burns
- Loss of limbs
Often, these injuries require extensive and ongoing medical treatment. To relive the financial burden, our team can help secure just compensation.
Damages DUI Accident Victims can Pursue
Often, victims with serious injuries are unable to return to work for extended periods of time, if at all. In addition, they must learn to cope with the emotional trauma of an accident. When victims decide to take legal action, they can collect reparations for:
- Present and perceived future medical expenses
- Loss of wages or income and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Decreased quality of life
- Loss of companionship
After an accident, we can conduct a thorough investigation to ensure all parties are held accountable. We can pursue not only the individual driving the car, but also any local establishments, such as bars or restaurants, that may have contributed to over-intoxication. In cases of gross negligence, victims can choose to pursue punitive damages, which increase the financial punishment for parties responsible.
An Attorney is Critical to the Success of Your Claim
Following a car accident, you may be contacted by the other party’s insurance company. Claims adjusters seek to minimize the settlement amount you receive, which could leave you unable to pay medical bills and other expenses incurred. However, Mr. Kadlec is a board-certified personal injury attorney who can aggressively advocate for your rights. He can handle all negotiations with insurance companies and can guide you during any legal discussions or proceedings to ensure you receive maximum compensation. Our team can also ensure you receive expert medical care, so you can focus on recovery while we handle all aspects of your case.
Let Us Represent You
Drunk driving accidents can have long-lasting, far-reaching effects. If you or your loved one was the victim of a drunk driving accident, contact us online or call (281) 643-2000 to find out our Mr. Kadlec can help.