Settlement Reached for Client Rear-ended by Drunk Driver on Burnet Road in Austin

Last updated on: August 19, 2019

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The Client: L.G.

The Case: Rear-ended by Drunk Driver

The Injuries: Cervical Disc Bulge and Lower Back Pain

Case Result: Settlement reached in favor of L.G.



While on her way to meet friends for dinner after finishing her working day, L.G. merged into the center turn lane on Burnet Road with the intention of turning left onto Cullen Avenue. L.G. had come to a complete stop and was sitting in the center lane with her left-hand blinker on as she waited for oncoming traffic to pass so that she could safely make her left turn.

At the same time, another car was traveling southbound on Burnet Road, directly behind our client’s vehicle. As our client waited to make her turn, the car behind her failed to control their speed, did not apply their brakes in time, and slammed into the rear of L.G’s vehicle.

Following the collision, the Officer that responded to the incident noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the person at fault as well as slurred speech and issues with balance. A breath test revealed that the driver at fault had a blood alcohol content of nearly three times the legal limit. The Officer placed the defendant under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

It was concluded that the defendant’s alcohol consumption was the cause of the collision.


This case was settled in mediation and she was compensated for:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost Wages

‘It was the best decision I could have made to call you guys first. Thank you being so professional, kind, helpful and honest with me.’

A Message From L.G.


What to do if a drunk driver hits you?

If a drunk driver hits you, it is important to know what to do next. Following these steps may help you in seeking compensation:

1. Call the Police
2. Seek Medical Attention
3. Gather Information
4. Speak with a an Austin Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer 

Are drunk drivers always at fault?

While a drunk driver may have been arrested at the scene of the crash for Driving While Intoxicated, this does not necessarily mean that they were at fault. There are many scenarios where a drunk driver may not be at fault, for example, if another vehicle caused the accident.

If a drunk driver hits you, talk to an attorney to help you establish fault and to understand the next steps involved in your claim.

Can you sue if you are hit by a drunk driver?

If the drunk driver caused the incident, then you may be entitled to sue and seek compensation. To truly answer this question for you a lawyer would need to examine the facts of the case to establish liability. Speak with a lawyer about your case to find out if you have a viable claim.


Our attorneys can help you understand the law with regard to drunk driving accidents. There are many factors to consider, and speaking with an Austin drunk driving accident lawyer can help you understand those, as well as, an estimation of how much your claim may be worth.

Contact Zinda Law Group today or call 888-281-6991 for a FREE consultation regarding your potential case. As one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your case.

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