Civil Damages in DWI Cases in Austin
When a drunk driver injures or kills somebody, that person may be subject to both criminal and civil penalties. Criminal penalties may include fines, jail time, and/or suspension of driver's licenses.
In Texas, drunk drivers may be also liable in civil court for the damages they cause to the victims, including those damages may include:
- Reasonable and necessary medical expenses
- The cost of future care
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Disfigurement, including burns and scars
- Punitive or exemplary damages. These send a message to the community and to the drunk driver that it will not tolerate drunk driving.
Choosing an attorney can be an overwhelming decision and there are many Austin personal injury Lawyers to choose from. That’s why you need an attorney that stands out from the crowd. Zinda Law Group is a Better Business Bureau® law firm that offers extensive knowledge and experience to help you in your time of need. Together, we will help you understand you rights and we will pursue a maximum claim either in or outside of the courtroom.
We will use every available tool to help you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. For example, our Austin car injury attorneys will investigate the car accident, interview witnesses, keep track of lost wages and related expenses, document the severity of your injury, and analyze the extent of your insurance policy.
Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free consultation with our Austin drunk driving accident lawyers.