Houston Drunk Driving Injury Lawyer

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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Cierra Mcclain
Cierra Mcclain
14:44 25 Aug 21
They are a great law firm. Ryan did not only kept me informed about what was going on, he also made me feel valued the... entire process. I would most definitely use them again.read more
Xochitl Flores
Xochitl Flores
20:11 05 Aug 21
Grateful Dehoyos helped with my case. Always there to answer any questions and very appreciative that he took care of... what was important to me.read more
Arturo Paredes
Arturo Paredes
19:48 09 Jul 21
Great experience! Thank you DeHoyos for being there to help me and my family with everything. I recommend this firm for... any legal services in the personal injury world. The staff was very nice and helpful and very responsive throughout my case.read more
Courtney Kehler
Courtney Kehler
19:35 25 Jun 21
Upfront and honest. I look forward to continuing working with them. Update! Took 3 years to sort out the mess that is... insurance. I absolutely could not have done this without Ryan as he made it absolutely painless. I never had to deal with creditors or the insurance!! Will be using him for any other legal needs.read more
xavier wheeler
xavier wheeler
21:40 21 May 21
This was honestly the most professional experience I’ve had with a law office. They were very understanding,... responsive, and always kept me in the Loop about what was going on with my case. Ryan is not a dream seller. He keeps it realistic and will be straight up and honest on what he can and can’t do. He and his assistant Ashley are a great team and if i ever got in to a situation like this again he is my go to guy.read more
cassandra barker
cassandra barker
13:10 21 May 21
Im so thankful i went through with DeHoyos Law firm, i was in a horrible car accident almost a year ago, never have i... been in something like this. thankfully to DeHoyos everything came out perfect! more than what i expected would, i also thought cases like this wasn't anything but with them my case was well taken cared of, put all his attention into it and made sure i was taken care of the right way.read more
jadegirl105
jadegirl105
23:05 14 May 21
After my hit and run I was referred to Mr. DeHoyos, and at first I didn't want to hire a lawyer to go up against my own... insurance. After some family convincing and research on Mr. DeHoyos I made the call. I am glad that I did. His office staff and himself were wonderful. They took care of everything from the start. Any time I had a question either his staff or himself reached out to me. I never had to wait long to have any questions answered. At one point there was an issue with an appointment and Mr. DeHoyos tried to rectify the problem himself. When I had the pleasure of speaking with him, he never made it sound like I was an inconvenience to him. They kept me well informed of the next step in the process as we went along. In the end I got more than I expected in my pocket! I can't thank him or his office staff enough for everything they did for me. In one of the worst times I've had his staff and himself were there for me.read more
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S t
17:03 07 May 21
I am extremely grateful for this firm's tireless pursuit for justice in my case. They were responsive to all of my... questions and concerns. They provided updates in a timely fashion and I always knew the next step in the process. This firm really takes the time to hear your story and ensure that you receive justice for injuries forced upon you due to the carelessness of someone else. I highly recommend this firm for anyone who has been hurt in an accident. They are definitely different than other personal injury firms.read more
Greg Adams
Greg Adams
16:13 09 Apr 21
Very professional and excellent at letting me know what to expect. Ryan helped me when no one else would and the... insurance company was trying to take advantage of me. I highly recommend Ryan and his team.read more
Jerimy Robinson
Jerimy Robinson
19:13 02 Apr 21
Ryan and his staff were very professional and personable. They resolved my accident case to the best possible outcome.... Would highly recommend.read more
david walker
david walker
19:54 27 Mar 21
My case was fairly simple, but made even easier to deal with by the fact that everything was taken care of over the... phone and through text.This was a huge help considering I live 45 minutes away from his office, everything I wanted out of the case was achieved as then some.Cannot recommend this firm more!read more
Sonia Castro
Sonia Castro
15:12 26 Mar 21
Ryan and his team were very informative and responsive. They did a great job on our case. Ryan is very accessible and... easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend DeHoyos Law if you are injured in a car wreck. These guys set a new standard for accident lawyers.read more
Sanetra Jones
Sanetra Jones
03:37 09 Jan 21
I NEVER NEVER feel compelled to write a review on services or products I buy. So, if you've ever wondered if these... Google reviews are accurate, I can tell you from my experience with Attorney DeHoyos they are. He will fight to make sure you receive everything you deserve. He and his staff are fast and friendly. They keep you up to date on your case with calls and emails. In a field of horses/attorneys, his office is the unicorn! Call him, you won't regret it.read more
L. Minor
L. Minor
15:53 01 Jan 21
My experience with DeHoyos Law firm was a great one. Ryan was already highly recommended by a family member. Sure... enough, this law firm delivered again. Ryan was good to us, and made himself available to us whenever we had any questions. I felt very comfortable with him handling my case. He always kept me in the loop and made sure I understood everything that was going on. His staff is remarkable. Ms Ashley is such a beautiful person. To DeHoyos law firm and staff, Thank you very much for this experience. Hope this year brings you love, joy, and prosperity.read more
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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.

Do You Need a Lawyer After an Auto Accident in Texas?

If you are injured in an auto accident in Texas, the need to call a lawyer may not be your first thought – but it should be a priority

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.

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

Been injured in a drunk driving injury in Houston, TX?

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

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

Ryan 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:

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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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:

Sadly, it is not uncommon for drunk drivers to drive the wrong way down a road or veer over a double-yellow line, ending up in a head-on collision with an innocent motorist.

Because the attention levels and reaction times of drunk drivers are generally poor, rear-end collisions are common in drunk-driving accidents and this can result in bad injuries.

Taking turns too fast, overtaking dangerously, and making unsafe lane changes are also common traits of drunk and impaired drivers. These maneuvers can all lead to loss of control of the vehicle and rollover accidents that lead to serious injuries, especially if other vehicles are involved.

The 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:

Sometimes, drinking establishments can be held liable for accidents as well as the driver, especially if they “over-served” a customer.

So, it is important to check the “back-story” to the accident. We will talk to the relevant parties and examine the blood alcohol concentration levels recorded.

We will work to preserve evidence that may otherwise be destroyed – for instance, videotape evidence of the drinking establishment before the incident occurred.

With drunk-driving incidents, a criminal case often proceeds before the civil case. We will ensure that the insurance company of the drunk driver does not have the criminal lawyer destroy this evidence after the criminal case ends, as can happen.

We will also locate and speak to witnesses while the incident is fresh in their minds. This is another reason why it is important to enlist the help of a drunk driving accident injury lawyer as soon as possible after the incident.

We will obtain your medical records and may consult with your doctor to build a fuller picture of the extent of the injuries and the potential impact on your life.

We will negotiate with the insurance company of the drunk driver and will not settle for less than what you deserve for your injuries.

If no settlement is forthcoming, we will file your lawsuit and let a jury decide.

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.

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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 accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or any other type of accident and gets them the compensation they deserve. Call him at (832) 745-4878 for a free consultation.