Every year drunk drivers and drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs kill and seriously injure a large number of people. In fact, alcohol related automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of death in Austin, Texas, and the United States. Drunk driving is especially common in college towns including Austin, College Station, Houston, Dallas, Lubbock, San Marcos, and Waco, where there are large populations of young people that have recently begun driving and where many clubs encourage drinking.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver or have lost a loved one due the carelessness of a intoxicated driver, feel free to submit an inquiry to Austin Texas Drunk Driver Collision Lawyer Jason Coomer for a Free Online Evaluation of your potential claim. You can also send an e-mail with your name, address, date of automobile accident, location of the automobile accident, name of one or more of the drivers in the automobile accident, and a brief description of the accident.
Texas Drunk Driver Fatal Collision Lawsuits (Texas Intoxicated Driver Deadly Wreck Wrongful Death and Survival Action Lawsuits)
Every year thousands of Texans are killed by the negligence of drunk drivers, intoxicated drivers, and drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Many of the people that are killed by drunk and intoxicated drivers, leave behind spouses, parents, children, and other loved ones that are devastated by their loss. These mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, sons, and daughters have the ability under Texas law to file wrongful death lawsuits against the intoxicated and negligent driver.
It is common that many people who loss a loved one do not to realize that they may have a viable wrongful death or survival lawsuit against the person that negligently or recklessly killed their loved one as well as other parties that contributed to the drunk driver driving and causing the collision.
Under Texas law, Parents, Children, and Spouses of persons killed by drunk drivers have potential wrongful death claims against the drunk driver that killed their mother, father, husband, wife, son, or daughter. Through these wrongful death lawsuits and survival actions the relatives of a person killed by a drunk driver can often recover from the drunk driver's insurance company, the drunk driver, parent that provided alcohol to minors that were driving, or the bar where the drunk was drinking.
Texas Fatal Drunk Driver Collision Lawyer has represented parents that have lost a child from the negligence of a drunk driver as well as parents that have had their child suffer catastrophic injuries from the negligence of an intoxicated driver. He has also represented wives that have lost their husbands because of the negligence of an intoxicated driver as well as children that have lost their parents in a fatal accident. In working on these cases, not only did his law office investigate the cases, they worked with local law enforcement in making sure that the drunk driver was prosecuted under Texas criminal law.
If you think you may have a wrongful death lawsuit and need a Texas Lawyer to investigate a Texas intoxicated driver collision lawsuit, please feel free to e-mail Texas Drunk Driver Accident Death Lawyer Jason Coomer with your name & contact information, the name of the person that was wrongfully killed, the date the person was killed, the location of the fatal accident, and the name of the drunk driver.
Texas Wrongful Death and Accidental Death Lawsuit Damages and Finding Insurance for a Drunk Driver Death Lawsuit
After losing a loved one in an accident, it can be difficult to locate all potential insurance recoveries as well as to prove to insurance companies and guilty defendants the full extent of damages that your family has suffered. This is true even if the damages suffered include the loss of a main contributor of financial support to your family or if there are large medical and funeral bills created by the death. These damages can cause a ripple affect of other damages that can result in the loss of a home, loss of vehicles, loss of ability to go to college, and other serious financial problems. This web page is designed to assist Texas families that have had a loved one accidentally killed investigate an accidental death claim and determine if money compensation can be obtained to help offset the damages that have been suffered.
In thoroughly investigating the death of a loved one, it is important to understand the potential different types of compensation that can be obtained through the Texas legal system and insurance policies. Under Texas law there are two main types of death actions, there is the wrongful death claim that is available to the spouse, parents, and children of a person that has been wrongfully killed by the negligent actions of another. There is also a survival action that passes through the decedent's estate and allows the heirs or beneficiaries of a decedent to seek compensation.
The Wrongful Death Claim seeks money
compensation for the parents, spouse and children of the
decedent based on a variety of factors including:
- Loss of love, companionship, comfort, assistance, protection, affection or care
- Loss of financial support
- Lost benefits, such as insurance, from the death
- Loss of inheritance from an untimely death
The survival action are claims for what the decedent would have recovered had the person survived the accident. These claims travel through the decedent's estate and either go to their heirs or beneficiaries depending if the person had done any estate planning. These damages include:
- Expenses associated with the death
including funeral costs
- Medical expenses prior to the death
- Pain and suffering associated with the untimely death
In addition to seeking compensation from defendants responsible for the accidental death of a loved one, insurance can often provide compensation for the loss of a loved one. Accidental Death Policies, Life Insurance Policies, Homeowners Insurance, General Commercial Insurance Policies, and Automobile Accident Policies are all types of insurance that can compensate widows and Texas families for the accidental death of a loved one. In many instances if the party that killed your loved one is a business corporation, the party will have a general commercial policy of one million dollars to insure them from catastrophic injuries and death. These policy can sometimes be hidden until a formal demand is made to the company responsible for the death. Additionally, if the party that accidentally killed your loved one owns a home they will probably have a homeowners insurance policy that may compensate for an accidental death including deaths caused by fire and smoke, an accidental shooting or stray bullet, negligent children, attack dogs, dangerous condition on the property, or other negligence committed by a homeowner. Like other insurance policies, these policies must be triggered within a certain time of the death and will not be automatically triggered. A formal demand typically must be made to trigger these insurance policies.
Texas Mothers Against Drunk Driver MADD (Support Groups including Texas MADD can help Parents, Children and others that have Lost Loved Ones in Drunk Driver Accidents)
Texas has many support groups including Texas MADD that can help Parents, Children, and others that have lost loved ones in drunk driver accidents. These groups can provide support to grieving fathers, mothers, wives, husbands, sons, daughters, and other loved ones that have lost important people in their lives. Texas MADD has support groups and affiliates all over Texas as well as offices in Austin, Killeen, Tyler, Beaumont, Bryan, Dallas, Fort Worth, Mckinney, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Edinburg, Houston, El Paso, and Lubbock. For more information on Texas MADD and an alphabetical listing of the counties with affiliates, please go to the Texas MADD Web Site.
Boating and Driving Under the Influence is against Texas Law
Driving on our roads is a necessary risk we all have to take, but driving becomes increasingly dangerous with drunk drivers are carelessly and recklessly driving on our roads. In Texas, there are laws against drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but too many drivers do not respect these laws and recklessly drive causing many automobile collisions.
Under Texas law, a driver is considered drunk or under the influence if they do not have the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body or if they have a blood alcohol concentration of over .08. And it is against Texas law for drunk drivers to operate motor vehicles, water craft, and air craft. If the drunk driver causes an automobile accident or boating accident that causes serious injuries or death, they can be charged under Texas law with intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter both serious felonies.
Drunk Driver Automobile Accident Insurance Claims
Whether an automobile accident was caused by a reckless drunk driver, a driver under the influence of drug, or just reckless behavior, it is a good idea to hire an attorney that handles automobile accident claims. A Texas automobile accident lawyer who has handled drunk driver lawsuits and understands insurance companies, can assist seriously injured people and families of persons killed by drunk drivers navigate liability insurance, PIP insurance, medical pay, uninsured motorist coverage, and underinsured motorist coverage. As an Austin Texas Drunk Driver Automobile Accident Lawyer, Jason Coomer helps victims of drunk drivers seek compensation, not only for property damage, but for medical costs, lost wages, future losses, impairment, disfigurement, pain and suffering, mental anguish, wrongful death, punitive damages, and other damages. If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident by a drunk driver or have lost a loved one in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver, it is important that you contact an attorney so you fully understand your rights before proceeding with a drunk driver fatal accident lawsuit or a drunk driver catastrophic injury lawsuit.
Austin Texas Drunk Driver Automobile Collision Lawyer Jason Coomer has years of litigation experience and the necessary knowledge to make sure those injured in automobile accidents are fully compensated under the law. He has helped many people injured by negligent and drunk drivers and made sure that the families of those killed and seriously injured were compensated well. He prides himself on successfully battling large insurance companies and big businesses to make sure they pay adequate compensation for damages caused by drunk drivers, reckless drivers, careless drivers, or negligent drivers. He handles serious automobile accident claims in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and throughout Texas. He also commonly works with other drunk driver accident lawyers throughout Texas and the United States on large catastrophic injury lawsuits and fatal collision lawsuits.
Please feel free to contact The Law Offices of Jason S. Coomer for additional information on automobile accidents, vehicle collisions, truck accidents, car wrecks, and motorcycle crashes. Don't think that if you have suffered serious injuries in an automobile accident that the insurance industry will take care of you or voluntarily pay you full compensation for all the medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering, impairment, disfigurement, and other damages that you have suffered. They probably won't. In fact, many insurance adjusters will offer low settlement amounts hoping that you will sign away your automobile accident claim prior to knowing the full extent of your damages. There are also some insurance adjusters that will delay and stall allowing the statute of limitations to run relieving the insurance company of any liability.
If you have been seriously injured by in a car crash, motorcycle accident, or other automobile collision, it is important to seek medical help to determine how to treat the head trauma, herniated discs & back injuries, broken bones, or injuries you have suffered. It is then a good idea to contact the authorities and/or explore a possible law suit to make sure that the wrongful act or hazardous conditions can be remedied.
Texas Intoxicated Driver Accident and Drunk Driver Collision Lawyer
If you have lost a loved one and that
loved one was killed through the negligence of a drunk
driver, Texas Drunk Driver Lawyer Jason Coomer is available
to review and investigate your potential wrongful death
Please feel free to e-mail Austin Texas Drunk Driver Wreck
Lawyer Jason Coomer with your name & contact information,
the name of the person that was killed, the date the person
where the drunk driver collision happened, the name of the
drunk driver, and if the drunk driver was arrested for
Driving While Intoxicated.