Austin Drunk Driving Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you need to hold an intoxicated driver responsible for the injuries you suffered in a DWI crash, speak with an Austin drunk driving motorcycle accident lawyer.
When a drunk driver causes a collision, the people in the other vehicle almost always come out with the worst of the injuries. This is especially true of motorcyclists, who have virtually no protection in the event of a crash. The repair bills and medical expenses that follow a DWI motorcycle accident can be massive, making the need to seek compensation from the drunk driver very real.
An Austin drunk driving motorcycle accident lawyer from Colley & Colley can help you hold a drunk driver accountable for his or her gross negligence. We won’t be satisfied with a financial settlement that’s anything less than comprehensive—and neither should you.
DWI Convictions Don’t Automatically Compensate Victims
Even if the driver gets convicted for drunk driving, this doesn’t automatically result in compensation for your damages and injuries. A criminal conviction will punish the drunk driver and give you a sense of justice, but you’ll still have the resulting bills and losses that need to be addressed. This is what a civil personal injury claim is for.
However, a DWI conviction might be able to be used as evidence in your personal injury case, making it a bit easier to win a settlement, whether through out-of-court-negotiations or in court during trial. Even with a conviction, however, you’ll still need to know what your claim is worth before accepting a settlement offer.
Assessing the Value of Your Motorcycle Wreck
Determining what a claim is worth means accounting for every negative effect that has been caused by the motorcycle wreck and by your injuries. The final settlement that you receive should also take into account your future needs, as only factoring in your current damages could leave you in need of additional funds sometime in the future.
These are some of the items that you might be able to seek compensation for if they are present in your situation:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages, income, and earning capacity
- Transportation and caregiver expenses
- Motorcycle repair and replacement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disfigurement and loss of consortium
- Lost enjoyment of life
Drunk driving accidents also sometimes result in punitive damages being awarded to the injured victim. Because drunk driving is egregiously negligent conduct, the jury might award you this compensation in order to punish the at-fault driver.
Consult with an Austin DWI Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Don’t let a drunk driver get away with causing a motorcycle crash that left you severely injured or traumatized. Instead, find out how to seek compensation and get a monetary settlement that could allow you to pick up the pieces and put your life back together.
It all starts with a free, no-obligation case evaluation to explore your legal options for restitution. To arrange a time to speak with an experienced attorney from Colley & Colley, simply call 1-877-411-2001 or enter your information into the form at the bottom of this page.