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Austin Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Being in a car accident is a terrifying experience and many accident victims are often left with long lasting physical injuries, emotional pain as well as significant financial burdens. The consequences can be more severe when the person who caused the accident was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The Tony Nguyen Law Firm fights for drunk driving accident victims in Travis County, all of Austin and throughout the Central Texas area. We will offer you compassion and knowledge and help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.

What is Driving Under the Influence?

In Texas, a person who operates a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated can be charged with driving under the influence. Under the Texas Penal Code, intoxicated is defined as having a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or above, while the threshold for commercial drivers is .04 percent or above. Moreover, drivers under the age of 21 are not permitted to drive with any detectable blood alcohol content. Lastly, even if the other driver's BAC is not above the legal limit, that person can still be charged with DUI if there is probable cause.

What Is the Dram Shop Law in Texas?

Any drinking establishment at which alcoholic beverages are sold, such as a bar or tavern, is known as a "dram shop." Under the Texas dram shop law, establishments that serve alcohol to someone who is visibly intoxicated or under the age of 21 may be held partially responsible for injuries or death caused by that person. However, proving liability against third parties in these cases is difficult and requires the skills of an experienced drunk driving attorney.

Fighting for the Rights of Drunk Driving Accident Victims

If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver in Austin, you should immediately call 911 so that you can be treated for your injuries. The police can also test the other driver to determine if he or she was driving under the influence. You should also call the drunk driving accident attorneys at the Tony Nguyen Law Firm who can file a lawsuit on your behalf to recover damages.

We have the skills, experience and resources that are necessary to show that the other driver may have been driving under the influence. We will conduct a thorough investigation to determine circumstances that led to the accident, obtain any polices reports including blood and field sobriety tests, gather relevant medical records, and also identify and interview any witnesses to support your claim.

While you may be able to recover damages for your injuries, obtaining compensation often involves extensive negotiations with insurance companies. While insurers often try to quickly settle cases for as little money as possible, we will fight for your right to just compensation including lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses and property damage. You may also be able to recover punitive damages that are designed to punish the other driver's illegal and reckless behavior.

At the Tony Nguyen Law Firm, we believe drunk drivers must be held accountable. If you or a loved one was injured in a drunk driving accident, call our office today at 1-800-35-TEXAS for a free consultation.



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