Intoxicated Assault, Drunk Driving Lead to Liability Questions

Drunk driving is suspected in a car accident that killed two people. But while the penalties for drunk driving are well known, Dallas Car Accident Lawyers comment on the compensation available for victims is often forgotten.

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Many people think that they have to take what the insurance company offers them.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 23, 2012

Two people were killed and others injured October 1 when a driver ran a red light and slammed into the back of an SUV reported the Dallas Morning News. The driver responsible for the wreck has been charged with intoxicated assault and intoxicated manslaughter, and faces steep criminal penalties as Dallas police try to piece together what happened.

But attorneys with Dallas Car Accident Lawyer s, a website that helps accident victims find legal advice, say that the criminal charges are really less important than the liability the driver has for the injuries and the kind of compensation the victims are entitled to.

“News stories always focus on the penalties for drunk driving,” said Nancy Trimble, a spokesperson for the group. “But criminal penalties really don't do anything to help the victims. It's great to prevent the driver from acting this way again, but it doesn't undo what they already did. Only compensation for the victims themselves can even start to make up for it.”

Dallas Car Accident Lawyers is dedicated to helping those injured in car accidents receive the compensation they need to go on with their lives. The website connects victims with lawyers who have the right expertise to work on their cases, so they can get qualified legal advice and an objective view of their options.

“Many people think that they have to take what the insurance company offers them,” Trimble said. “But these companies have a stake in offering the lowest amount possible. Oftentimes, something as simple as a letter from a lawyer will get them to change their tune.”

Trimble noted that not every accident victim will be able to win higher compensation, but says every victim should at least speak to a lawyer to get a better sense of what they can expect.

“That's the whole reason Dallas Car Accident Lawyers was founded,” she said. “Legal advice shouldn't be intimidating. It should be easy. That's what we do.”

About Dallas Car Accident Lawyers:

Dallas Car Accident Lawyers was created to help victims of automobile accidents find a local Dallas car accident attorney with the skills to help them. The website can be found at dallascaraccidentlawyers.net and the group can be contacted at (214) 310-0028.


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