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Understanding DWI Crashes: 

Your Legal Guide After a Crash with a Drunk Driver



Involvement in a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) or a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) crash can have devastating consequences due to several key factors. First, impaired drivers are often unable to react quickly or make sound decisions while behind the wheel. Alcohol and drugs impair judgment, coordination, and reaction times, increasing the likelihood of higher speed impacts.


Consequently, DWI crashes tend to result in more severe injuries or fatalities compared to other types of automobile crashes. The force of impact in these collisions can be significant, especially if the impaired driver is traveling at high speeds, leading to catastrophic outcomes for those involved.


Moreover, DWI crashes often involve multiple vehicles or even pedestrians, further escalating the potential for harm. Overall, the combination of impaired driving and the inherent risks associated with operating a motor vehicle make DWI crashes exceptionally dangerous for everyone on the road.

What To Do If You Are Involved in a DWI Crash:

If you find yourself involved in a collision with an impaired driver, it's crucial to take certain steps to ensure your safety and protect your legal rights. Here's what to do:

  • Ensure Safety: First, make sure everyone is safe and move to a secure location if possible.

  • Call Emergency Services: Contact law enforcement and emergency medical services if necessary.

  • Avoid Confrontation: If the other driver is behaving aggressively, maintain a safe distance and avoid confrontation.

  • Exchange Information: Exchange contact, insurance, and vehicle information with the other driver involved in the accident.

  • Document the Scene: Take photographs or video of the accident scene, including vehicle damage and any relevant road conditions.

  • Seek Medical Attention: Even if you don't feel injured, it's important to get checked by a medical professional.

  • Contact Legal Representation: Being involved in a DWI accident is not like being in a "normal" car crash. From your injuries to dealing with insurance, having the right legal team on your side can help make you whole again.

Once you've taken these initial steps, it's essential to seek medical attention for any injuries you may have sustained, even if they seem minor at first. Contact Lonestar Legal because we have experience handling the aftermath of crashes involving intoxicated or impaired drivers. We can help you navigate the legal process, protect your rights, and pursue fair compensation for your damages.

Why Choose Lonestar Legal?

If you're involved in a crash with an impaired driver, choosing Lonestar Legal means having a trusted ally by your side during a challenging time. We understand the stress and uncertainty that follow such incidents and are committed to providing unwavering support and expert legal guidance.  You focus on the healing process.


With our extensive experience in handling impaired crash cases, we know how to navigate the complexities of the legal system and fight tirelessly on your behalf.


From gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies and representing you in court, we'll work diligently to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. With Lonestar Legal, you can trust that you're not alone in this fight for justice.

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