Woman Dies in Suspected DWI Accident
On February 22, 2022, just after midnight, a passenger vehicle slammed into the rear end of a box truck at the intersection of Northwest Highway and Shiloh Road. The passenger of the smaller vehicle died during the impact. The driver of the passenger vehicle and the box truck had minor injuries. The passenger vehicle driver has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.
DWI Accidents Are Civil and Criminal Events
Dallas car accidents that involve an intoxicated driver are criminal acts. Intoxicated drivers, like the one in the accident above, can face many different charges for driving a vehicle under the influence, including intoxicated manslaughter. Regardless of the criminal charges the driver faces, they also have civil obligations to the person or persons that they injured while driving under the influence.
Contact A Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Injury
If you have been injured in a DWI accident, or your loved one lost their life in a DWI accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. Just because the driver is being charged with a crime does not eliminate their obligation to their victims for compensation.
Speak with a personal injury lawyer about the accident and your injuries. The fact that the driver was arrested for driving under the influence will actually benefit your claim because fault has already been established. Your attorney will then begin building your claim for compensation.
Your lawyer can also seek damages against the driver in the event of wrongful death, like the case above. Qualified family members can still seek compensation for their losses against someone that has been charged with a crime.
Types Of Compensation
When you have a personal injury, you may be entitled to receive different types of compensation for your losses. Some forms of compensation that you may be entitled to include:
- Cost of current and future medical expenses for the injury
- Loss of current wages and benefits
- Loss of future earnings if applicable
- Cost of related expenses due to the injury
- Pain and Suffering and Mental Anguish
- Loss of companionship
Seek Punitive Damages Today, With Genthe Law Firm
In some cases, especially when DWI is involved in the accident, the victim may also be awarded punitive damages. Punitive damages are only awarded by the court when the cause of the injury was intentional, overly malice, or due to a criminal act. Your attorney will let you know if you qualify for this type of compensation.
If you have suffered an injury because of an accident, contact Genthe Law Firm for a free consultation to discuss your rights to claim compensation.
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