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drunk driving injury lawyer in Houston Texas

Any injury on the roads in Houston can be devastating for families. When the at-fault driver is accused of drunk driving, it is often even harder to stomach. Drunk driving (DUI/DWI) is one of the main causes of accidents on Texas roads and the injuries that result are often severe.

If you or a loved are unfortunate enough to be involved in such an accident, you may be entitled to considerably more compensation than a standard personal injury claim. However, it can be challenging to receive what you are entitled to without legal assistance.

Drunk driving accident injury lawyer, Ryan DeHoyos, has represented many victims of such accidents in the Houston area. The team at the DeHoyos Law Firm, PLLC can provide the support and expertise you need and help you fight for a fair deal either in or out of the courtroom.

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What to do if a drunk driver hits you in Houston?

If you are injured in an accident caused by a suspected drunk driver, it is advisable to take certain steps in addition to the standard steps you should take after any car accident.

With any serious accident where you may have been injured, seek immediate medical attention and ensure that your injuries are fully diagnosed and documented. If possible, you should also speak to witnesses who saw the collision at the scene and take photos of the cars and road conditions at the time of the crash.

If you believe that the driver who caused the accident had been drinking, try to do the following too:

  • Note any signs of intoxication, including stumbling, bloodshot or red and watery eyes, the smell of alcohol, slurred speech, and so on.
  • Call the police: field sobriety tests and breath tests can help determine whether a driver is impaired or over the legal limit. If the driver is arrested and charged with DUI, this may assist your compensation claim.
  • Speak to a qualified drunk-driving accident injury attorney.

What rights do drunk-driving victims in Houston have?

Types of crashes that leads to Accident InjuriesAnyone who suffers injuries due to the negligence or wrongdoing of other road users has the right to claim damages. A duty of care to others is expected on the roads and drunk driving is a clear breach of that duty.

As such, if you have been injured, you have the right to seek compensation by filing an insurance claim with the drunk driver’s auto insurance company and/or a legal claim in civil court for personal injury.

Even when the negligence of the other driver may seem clear, actually receiving compensation is rarely straightforward. In many cases, the insurance company attempts to shift some of the blame away from its client.

The experienced drunk driving lawyers at the DeHoyos Law Firm, PLLC understand the best strategies for communicating with insurance companies.

We will protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. We never settle for less. After an accident, you should be recovering from your injuries and not worrying about progressing your legal claim. We look after that for you.

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What are typical drunk driving behaviors?

Certain types of driving behaviors are common in drunk-driving incidents. These include:

  • Swerving between lanes
  • Overuse of the brakes
  • Driving the wrong way on one-way roads
  • Not using lights or turn signals
  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Driving well below the speed limit
  • Poor reactions to slowing traffic
  • Ignoring traffic signals or stop signs

Suffering injuries from a drunk driving accident in or around Houston, TX?

If you have been injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver, call us at (832) 745-4878 or schedule a free and confidential consultation about your case today.

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What types of crashes are caused by drunk drivers?

Drunk driving can cause almost any type of injury, but we see the following types of accidents more than others due to the erratic style of driving in drunk driving cases:

  • Head-on Collisions
  • Rear-end Collisions
  • Rollover Accidents

Steps we will take for your drunk driving injury claim

To properly process a claim in a drunk driving case, there are a series of proven steps to go through to help claim the maximum compensation possible for you. These are generally as follows:

  1. Find out where the driver was drinking
  2. Preserve evidence
  3. Speak to witnesses
  4. Obtain medical records
  5. Seek the highest possible settlement or go to court

Possible types of compensation in drunk driving injury cases

If you are injured in a car accident in Texas you can claim the following damages:

The above damages are designed to compensate you for your injury. In drunk driving cases, you may also be awarded punitive damages by a court as a measure to deter drivers from making similar mistakes in the future. If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, the DeHoyos Law Firm, PLLC will help you recover and rebuild your life with fair compensation for your injuries. We receive no fee unless we win compensation for your injury. Start by booking a free and consultation or call (832) 745-4878.

Why hire Ryan DeHoyos as your drunk driving accident injury lawyer?

Ryan DeHoyosRyan A. DeHoyos has been an established face in the courtrooms of Houston for over a decade. In recent years, he has represented local families affected by personal accident injuries in the city and the surrounding areas. Ryan went to South Texas School of Law and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2009.

Upon graduation, Ryan worked for a local law firm and several large businesses to hone his litigation and trial skills, and today he uses this experience and his holistic understanding of legal matters to obtain favorable results for his clients.

His knowledge and understanding of the local court system, the associated procedures, and the personnel involved can benefit your case. When you choose Ryan DeHoyos to manage your case, you can expect the following:

  • compassionate, friendly, and focused approach.
  • An attorney who is truly focused on your best interests
  • detail-oriented examination of your case
  • Tenacious negotiations with the insurance company of the at-fault party
  • Open and regular communication to keep you informed at every stage of the process
  • No “legalese”, Ryan will explain matters in clear English no matter how complex
  • The expertise of a personal injury lawyer recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers
  • An impressive track record of success in and out of the courtroom

Ryan DeHoyos will fight for your best interests but you still retain control of the ultimate decision: whether to accept a settlement or proceed to a trial. His advice and guidance can prove invaluable when making this decision.

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Ryan DeHoyos is ready to help.We help people throughout the Houston area claim the compensation they deserve from accidents. As well as Houston, we serve The WoodlandsKatyMcAllenHarlingenBrownsvilleCorpus ChristiPearland, and Sugarland areas.

Personal injury lawyer The Woodlands TXRyan DeHoyos

Ryan DeHoyos is an experienced Houston-based personal injury lawyer. Recognized as a “Rising Star” on Super Lawyers (2019), Ryan DeHoyos can help secure the compensation you deserve so that you can move on with your life in the knowledge that you have received some measure of justice. He represents clients who have been injured in a car accidenttruck accidentmotorcycle accident, or any other type of accident and gets them the compensation they deserve. Call him at (832) 745-4878 for a free consultation.

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