Drunk driving accidents placed the state of Texas above all other state in the United States by a large margin in terms of fatalities. Because the reaction time and judgment of a drunk driver is impaired, serious high-speed mishaps, including head on collisions are usually the result. Drunk drivers not only place themselves at risk but also everybody they come in contact with, when they decide to drive after drinking. Because of this, the state not only holds drunk drivers accountable for their negligence but also restaurants, and other establishments that sold intoxicating drinks to the driver.

If you or a loved one has been injured because of the actions of a drunk driver, you should have a legal ally by your side by contacting a Farmers Branch personal injury lawyer. An attorney is the one who understands the court processes best, and can therefore give you the legal advantage to claim compensations for economic and punitive damages. In Farmers Branch, such legal expertise can be found with the drunk driving injury attorneys at The Goolsby Law Firm. Their lawyers will give you a detailed advise you on your legal rights and assess whether you have a case or not.

The seriousness of drunk driving accidents is recognized by the state of Texas. State statutory law for example includes dram shop liability, where a licensed establishment serving alcohol can be held liable, if they serve intoxicating beverages to a patron who is obviously drunk already and who causes injury to a third party afterwards.

Importance of the Police Report

In drunk driving accidents, the investigating officer completes a collision report, which is officially referred to as the Texas Peace Officers Crash Report. The accident report contains a lot of information about all the parties involved in the accident. These include insurance information of all the drivers concerned, the vehicles involved and traffic conditions. The crash report also contains a section called Contributing Factors (Investigator’s Opinion), which is the part where the police assign fault on who and what caused the accident. Because of the amount of information contained in the report, it is particularly useful in investigating the circumstances surrounding your injury.

Among the other reasons that the police could site as a cause of drunk driving accidents in their report include failure to yield, inattention, road rage and following too closely. For a personal injury lawyer the police report is a very valuable source of information, since it allows for fast identification of the driver who is at fault for the accident. In addition, the insurance adjuster accepts the facts of the report most of the time, which is a big help in claiming compensations.

If you or a loved one suffered an injury caused by a drunk driving accident, Attorney Mike Goolsby of the injury lawyers at The Goolsby Law Firm can give you the experience, resources and skill to represent your interests in court. Call for a free, no obligation call to discuss your case. Remember that your chosen lawyer can mean the difference between a successful lawsuit and a failure, socontact the best Farmers Branch injury lawyer available.

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