Dallas personal injury lawyer David Ragsdale represents victims of drunk drivers who sustained and suffered serious bodily injuries.
Drunk driving is a crime and law enforcement authorities will prosecute the drunk driver criminally, but the injury victim still needs the services of a drunk driving accident attorney to obtain full compensation for injuries and damages. In addition to compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, physical impairment, physical pain, and mental anguish, drunk driving accident victims may also be eligible to receive compensation for punitive damages. Punitive damages may be awarded when the party at fault acts with reckless disregard for the safety of others. Drivers who are operating a vehicle while intoxicated (DUI or DWI) are generally believed to be acting with reckless disregard for the safety of others and punitive damages are often assessed in court cases.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, "alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than $37 billion annually." Also, in 2012, "more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes - one every 51 minutes."
Dallas personal injury lawyer David Ragsdale will represent you to obtain compensation for your injuries and damages caused by a drunk driver. After a collision, call the police to the accident scene and seek immediate medical treatment. It is then important to seek legal counsel to protect your legal rights and pursue an injury claim against the drunk driver. Contact Dallas personal injury attorney David Ragsdale for a free consultation about your case.