Top-rated Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Dallas, TX



  • No Upfront Cost – Pay ZERO Fees Until Your Case Settles
  • We Guarantee $$ in Your Pocket Or Waive Our Attorney Fees
  • Get Medical Diagnostics & Treatment with $0 Out of Pocket
  • Pay ZERO Fees of Any Kind Until After Your Case Settles
  • Get More $$ in Your Pocket with Our Discounted 29% Contingency Fee Vs. the Industry Standard Fee of 33.3%-35%
Play Video about Testimonial for Drunk driving accident lawyer, Mullen & Mullen
Seriously Hurt? We'll Come to You!


Join Clients That Rave
Chad BurnettChad Burnett
16:28 30 Oct 23
I hired Mullen & Mullen following a motor vehicle collision. I could not be more pleased with the Dallas personal injury lawyers I selected. They are the real deal! I was always kept in the loop on case developments. My attorneys sent the at-fault liability carrier multiple demands to make them agree to pay the policy limits. My lawyers also sent my own insurance company several demands to get them to offer me nearly the policy limits. A lot of attorneys would have given up and just recommended filing a lawsuit but Mullen & Mullen kept pounding the insurance companies until they did the right thing. This saved me a tremendous amount of money and time. I'm so very grateful that I found ethical, tenacious, and skilled attorneys to represent me. Mullen & Mullen gets my highest recommendation if you need a Dallas car accident attorney.C. Burnett
Diane WallaceDiane Wallace
17:43 26 Oct 23
Mullen and Mullen did an absolutely brilliant job representing me in an injury lawsuit and getting me maximum settlement results. I recommend them highly!
Mari HksMari Hks
17:38 04 Oct 23
Highly recommend this law firm, Josh took care of my case he was very nice and professional along with everyone else.
Zac CanidaZac Canida
17:14 26 Sep 23
I’m only 22 and this was the first case I’ve ever had, I got recommended Mullen and Mullen by a friend who has used them plenty of times and said nothing but good things about them. I have yet to see or hear anything that contradicts her statements! Everyone on the Mullen and Mullen team has been super helpful and kind to me by explaining everything that had and needs to be done to get the case in the right direction. Greg especially has been very helpful by keeping me updated and answering any questions I might have about the situation, he’s been an amazing help and I’m glad I was able to get him assigned to help me get what I deserve from my car accident. Very professional and fast responses, If you are ever injured in a car accident I 100% recommend this team to fight for you, ask for Greg!
sisay Aberasisay Abera
15:50 13 Sep 23
Highly recommend this law firm, filled with very nice and professional people who put their clients first. Josh took care of my case and were able to reduce my medical bills significantly which was awesome! Very pleased and glad I had them to work on my car accident case.Thank you, Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
Terrie RachallTerrie Rachall
20:13 28 Jul 23
Joe Morrison with Mullen and Mullen was fantastic representing me for an injury on someone's property. He kept me updated through the entire 2 year process. If I had any questions, Joe took the time to personally take my call and provide answers. Joe negotiated a settlement very quickly and ensured I received a fair settlement. I highly recommend Mullen and Mullen and would hire them again if I need help in the future. Best experience with any lawyer I have ever had!!
Alex MalcolmAlex Malcolm
22:05 17 May 23
I was injured in a motorcycle accident, and Shane Mullen took on my case with determination and empathy. His attention to detail and commitment to my case led to a favorable outcome. I'm grateful for his hard work and highly recommend Mullen & Mullen Law Firm.
I was involved in a car accident in Dallas texas off mockingbird. I was T bone by someone who had ran a red light. Me being a young female, I felt lost and taken advantage of by the other parties insurance.I chose Mullen Mullen because they were the only law firm who physically wanted to meet me and hear my side. They helped me with all on the medical assistance that I needed . Although it was a lot of therapy, I was really happy with the doctors they sent me to. Josh was very welcoming and I honest in the process. Every time I felt so at ease after speaking with him. I am so happy I had him on my case. Very hands on. Highly recommend!!!
Camry AdamsCamry Adams
16:21 14 Dec 22
Karen Lavigne is my name, and I had a great experience with Mullen & Mullen. Josh and Jessica was very patient and informative. If I had to decide again on which law firm to go with it would be Mullen & Mullen. Very transparent about ALL of my money down to the penny. I definitely recommend.
14:57 01 Oct 22
It Honestly baffles me to see ANY negative or low reviews on this law firm. My case is far from over, however, I have never known a lawyer or law firm to not only give you their personal cell phone number but to also respond within 15 minutes. Never a complaint on the 10 plus text messages asking questions or the 2-3 paragraph e-mails. Never telling you it's to late or they are off the clock. They are NEVER off the clock. This firm has two or three lawyers dealing with numerous clients and STILL manage to do all they can to make you feel you are the only one. Try to remember they are human. They truly do everything to put you and your recovery first. The process is long but not something they have any control over. They don't control the Dr. Appointments or your recovery. They will help you find amazing Dr.s then it's up to you to be proactive in your recovery and keeping your appointments. It's been over a year and a half since my injury and my amazing, patient, and hardworking Attorney Joe has been here with me every step of the way. Hundreds of 5 star reviews. 3 or 4 low ones. You do the math.
Paul SPaul S
21:36 05 Sep 22
Mullen and Mullen are the best personal injury team in DFW. When you hire Mullen and Mullen, you have the best personal injury attorneys in DFW. You are getting the best support staff in the state of Texas.Knowing every case is unique. My case took 3 years to complete. My team was professional in the face of a lot of stalling tactics. Without a bat of an eye, the team turned up the heat on the defense for the best possible outcome for all parties.Without details, this group changed not only my life. Mullen and Mullen helped me change my outlook on life after the accident.The most important lessons I learned: 1) Do not try to navigate an personal injury case no matter the cause 2) Listen and follow the advice of your attorney. Get the best in Texas.Shane and Paul, thank you from me and my family.
Larry JohnsonLarry Johnson
17:00 06 Jul 22
I would like to thank Mullen and Mullen for the great service I received. I was involved in an accident and they really helped me out. I worked with the paralegal named Josh and he really made everything a simple process. Josh did a wonderful job and I couldn't be happier!
yolanda Rodriguezyolanda Rodriguez
23:17 15 Jun 22
I love they way they work and communication is the best, they will reach out to you and see if you need anything. Questions you have them they will answer you. Josh is an excelente person that help me so much he was always there for me and if I called him he would return my call as fast as he could. He explained everything I asked and I was really comfortable with him. Josh you are an awesome person. Thank you for everything. I love their services n I would highly reconmand them. Mullen and Mullen are there for you as soon as you call them.
Join The Family That Wins

In the last 3 years, we’ve made TopVerdict’s annual Texas “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list 43 times.

2022 Texas Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements Mullen & Mullen
2021 Texas Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements Mullen & Mullen
Award for Texas Top 20 Personal Injury Settlements 2021 by Top Verdict
2021 Texas Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements Mullen & Mullen
2020 Texas Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements Mullen & Mullen
2019 Texas Top 20 Settlements All Practice Areas Mullen & Mullen
Play Video about Recognition for Mullen & Mullen Law Firm: Top Choice Award Winner, Texas Super Lawyer, BBB A+ Rated, Top Settlement Awards, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Members

Table of Contents

Top Dallas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Who Settle For More


When you’re injured by an intoxicated motorist, our skilled Dallas attorneys fight tenaciously to ensure the maximum available settlement while offering you the lowest contingency fee. We will hold the drunk driver accountable and investigate whether a bar, restaurant, or other establishment might also have liability for overserving the intoxicated motorist under a “Dram Shop” cause of action. We handle your case the way we would want our own case handled.

Mullen & Mullen is consistently recognized by TopVerdict for obtaining some of the largest recoveries in the entire state of Texas. In the last 3 years our firm made the Texas “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list 43 times. One of those years we had 19 of the “Top 50” results and all were for clients injured in motor vehicle accidents. Our stellar results allow us to offer a below industry standard 29% pre-suit contingency fee which means more money in your pocket.

Our experienced local team has an incredibly strong work ethic and truly cares. We’ve been privileged to serve North Texas for over 40 years. This is our backyard. Call (214) 747-5240 now for a free consultation and some excellent advice.

What Your Attorney Says

“Our firm leaves no stone unturned in DWI investigations.”

When a drunk driver recklessly decides to get behind the wheel, the consequences can be devastating. We represent individuals every month whose lives – and the lives of their family members – are completely upended due to the gross negligence of intoxicated motorists.

At Mullen & Mullen, we hold drunk drivers fully accountable for the damages they cause innocent victims. This includes the recovery of punitive damages meant to punish intoxicated motorists under Texas law.

Our firm also routinely handles cases against bars and restaurants who significantly overserve patrons then turn them loose on the road at great risk to the community. You may be entitled to damages from a bar or restaurant if they served an obviously intoxicated motorist who injured you under a “dram shop” / bar liability cause of action.

We had a recent case where our clients – a husband and wife – suffered significant injuries when a drunk driver collided with their motorcycle. We quickly established contact with the intoxicated motorist and got her to admit she had been served at a nearby bar despite being under the age of twenty-one. This was critical since drunk drivers usually go radio silent when formal criminal charges have been presented. By quickly establishing where she had been drinking, we were able to file a complaint with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) and an investigation was launched. We freely shared evidence with the assigned agent to aid in that investigation.

Eventually, we secured the full $60,000.00 liability policy limits of the drunk driver as well as the full $1,000,000.00 liquor liability policy limits from the bar that had over-served her without even having to file a lawsuit. Avoiding litigation saved our clients significant time and money. It’s always rewarding when we quickly obtain the best possible financial outcome for our clients while also helping to make our local community a little bit safer.

Shane V. Mullen

Our Results Speak For Themselves

Gross Settlements Before Fees & Expenses

We have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar settlements across all practice areas, but we are restricted from displaying some very large results due to settlement confidentiality. Here are a few recent results without confidentiality agreements:

Work Accident

Wrongful Death

Vehicle Accident

Vehicle Accident

Vehicle Accident

Premises Liability

Play Video about Testimonial for Dallas, TX DWI accident lawyer, Mullen & Mullen

Why Choose Mullen & Mullen to Handle Your Case?

According to, our Dallas attorneys consistently achieve some of the highest recoveries in the state of Texas. As a matter of fact, in the last three years we’ve made their “Texas Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list 43 times. For example, in 2021 one of our claims made the Top 10 list, eight made the Top 11-20 list, and ten made the Top 21-50 list. When you factor in our reduced 29% contingency fee, we are confident we will help you recover more. At Mullen & Mullen, we pride ourselves on routinely recovering full policy limits for our clients without the necessity of costly and time-consuming litigation.

We have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic technology through well-established relationships with medical doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, chiropractors, neurologists, counselors, and other healthcare providers in the entire DFW Metroplex. You receive the quality medical attention you need from local providers near where you live or work. These providers specialize in treating people hurt in accidents of all kinds and they know how to properly document injuries to meet the legal burden of proof in your personal injury case. These providers are also willing to delay billing collections until after your case is resolved so you can focus on recovering without additional stress. Physicians that don’t routinely treat accident victims as part of their practice usually turn away patients over fear of being involved in the legal process or fear of health insurance companies refusing to pay accident-related healthcare bills. Please call us at 214-747-5240 for a free consultation and some advice.

Even if you don’t have health insurance or can’t afford your deductible, Mullen & Mullen will secure you the quality healthcare and state-of-the art diagnostics you deserve with no upfront out of pocket costs.

Shane, Joseph and Regis have almost 100 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law. That doesn’t even include the combined experience of the attorneys that serve as of-counsel to Mullen & Mullen at no additional cost to our clients. Our firm continues to evolve, but we never forget our Core Values. We do the right thing, handle cases the way we would want our own case handled, and we truly listen to clients. We have over 40 years of local knowledge, and that matters!

Some lawyers forget that they represent the client, but we never have. Our legal team will make YOU the priority. You are the boss, and we will respond quickly to your requests for case updates and assistance. We guarantee that when you need to speak to your counsel, you will speak directly to your counsel, not to a paralegal or secretary, because that’s the way it should be.

Most firms hire an investigator to help develop evidence on your case and charge you back for that service. Our firm, however, has 2 full-time accident investigators on staff and we offer their services to you for free. This is another way we will maximize your compensation.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Video footage is worth a lot more. Our in-house videographer allows us to capture the true impact the accident has on your life beyond mere words on a piece of paper.

When necessary, Mullen & Mullen Law Firm uses cutting edge technology like 3D imaging videos to fully demonstrate the extent of our clients’ injuries to the insurance companies. This also helps maximize the value of your claim.

Mullen & Mullen’s attorneys live and work right here in Dallas, and always have. We believe in paying our success forward by helping people in the North Texas community, and are dedicated to supporting these local charities.

About Our Highly Skilled Attorneys

Attorney Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner
Shane V. Mullen, Attorney at Law

Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner

Our Managing Partner, Shane V. Mullen, has been handling personal injury cases for 21 years. He is “Top-rated” by Thompson Reuters who named him as a Texas Super Lawyer 3 consecutive years. Shane is also a lifetime member of both the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, solidifying his expertise in handling significant cases. He is also an esteemed member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, further attesting to his exceptional legal prowess. Shane brings hard-won, battle born knowledge to your case.

Attorney Joseph R. Morrison, Senior Associate
Joseph R. Morrison, Attorney at Law

Joseph R. Morrison, Senior Associate

With 18 years of personal injury experience, Attorney Joseph R. Morrison has established himself as a highly skilled legal professional. Notably, he served as counsel of record in a case that garnered recognition from as a top 5 Premises liability (slip and fall) verdict in Texas. The defendant in this case was a Fortune 500 company with an annual revenue exceeding 11 billion. The specific case, Jeffrey Young v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., showcased Joe’s exceptional abilities in achieving favorable outcomes.

Joe is a distinguished member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, solidifying his standing among the nation’s most esteemed legal practitioners. Furthermore, his membership in both the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums further attests to his expertise in handling substantial cases.

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum member

Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Both Shane and Joseph are lifetime members of the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, meaning they have each settled cases in excess of two million. This solidifies their expertise in handling significant personal injury cases.

Regis L. Mullen, Founding Attorney
Regis L Mullen, Attorney at Law

Regis L. Mullen, Founder

Our Founder, Attorney Regis L. Mullen, has 56 years of personal injury experience. Regis received his Admission to practice law in 1967. Previously a Litigation Supervisor at Allstate Insurance Company, he knows all the tactics liability carriers use to deny or reduce personal injury settlements. Drawing upon his profound comprehension of the inner workings of the insurance industry, Regis established a law firm dedicated to meeting the legal needs of injured individuals in North Texas.


Recovering Maximum Compensation

At Mullen & Mullen Law Firm, we understand the devastating consequences of drunk driving accidents. The repercussions of such incidents are far-reaching, affecting not only the victims but also their families and communities. As dedicated drunk driving accident lawyers in Dallas, we are committed to seeking justice for those who have suffered harm, or wrongful death, due to the reckless actions of intoxicated drivers. With our expertise and compassionate approach, we strive to help victims navigate the legal process and secure the maximum compensation available.

Insurance companies know who we are.

According to TopVerdict, we obtained 43 of the “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” in the entire State of Texas over the last 3 years. One of those years we had 19 of the “Top 50” results – all for clients injured in motor vehicle collisions.

One of our accident injury cases even made it to the Top 10, while eight others secured positions in the Top 11-20, and an additional ten cases achieved rankings in the Top 21-50.

Our track record – coupled with our discounted 29% contingency fee – enables us to confidently state we will recover you more. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of our exclusive offer for a reduced contingency fee. There is never any fee unless or until your claim is settled. Call (214) 747-5240 now for a free consultation.

Our Expertise

At the heart of our practice lies a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding drunk driving accidents.

Mullen & Mullen Law Firm has been in business in Dallas for over 40 years and our seasoned attorneys have 95 years of combined experience holding drunk drivers accountable. We know the ins and outs of alcohol-related crashes and thoroughly investigate them. If an obviously intoxicated driver was overserved at a bar or restaurant, rest assured we will also look to hold the establishment accountable under a “Dram Shop” cause of action. Mullen & Mullen routinely obtains full policy limit offers on drunk driving injury claims without having to file a lawsuit. This puts more of YOUR settlement money in your pocket.

Diagnostic & Medical Treatment At No Upfront Cost

Our firm will help you get the medical attention you need and deserve from providers willing to delay billing you until after your drunk driving injury claim is resolved. Over the span of four decades, our lawyers have established exclusive relationships with leading medical professionals and institutions in Dallas and throughout Texas who specialize in treating accident victims. This is critical since most doctors hesitate to treat individuals involved in accidents due to concerns about becoming entangled in lengthy legal proceedings. This is usually the case even if you have health insurance.

Comprehensive Legal Representation

When you choose Mullen & Mullen Law Firm, you can expect comprehensive legal representation tailored to your specific needs. Our attorneys recognize that each case is unique, and we take the time to establish real relationships with our clients. Our skilled team, if necessary, works diligently to gather evidence, consult with experts, interview witnesses, and often times reconstruct the events leading up to the crash. Armed with this information, we develop a strong and compelling case to hold the intoxicated driver (and sometimes a bar or restaurant) accountable for their actions.

Support And Compassion

We understand that drunk driving accidents can be emotionally and physically traumatic for victims. Our team will provide compassionate support throughout the legal process. Our attorneys take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and keep you informed about the progress of your case. Our goal is to alleviate the burden on you and your loved ones, allowing you to focus on your recovery while we fight for your rights.

Drunk Driving Accident Injury Testimonials

Richard Taylor on Google said:

I cannot say enough good things about Mullen & Mullen, they are the best in the business! With a permanent neck injury, after already having a discectomy, my future was looking very dark. They got the full term limits from all parties and gave a light for my future instead. Always professional, and are the best I’ve ever seen at answering concerns, and returning phone calls and messages. They are not just a cut above, they are the gold standard of what great attorneys should be. I especially want to thank Joseph Morrison and Rosa, you are tops. Thank you both so very much.

Allie Farooq said on Google:

We were hit by a drunk driver in Mesquite Texas, and immediately went to google search to find an attorney at the scene. We were very apprehensive because we had never been in this type of situation, and never had hired an attorney for a car wreck. We solely chose Mullen & Mullen based on their 5 star reviews. We are so glad we made this decision! We were both hurt bad and had to see doctors and go through physical therapy. Attorney Joseph Morrison handled our case and was so extremely caring and understood our pain. He took his time with our case. Every time I called, he answered, and spent so much time on the phone answering each question. He made sure we got all the treatment necessary before closing our case. We were extremely pleased with the end result and will always call if we ever need him. My husband told me it’s so easy and they are so nice it makes me nervous. We learned it really was just easy! They really did have our best interest at heart. Our neighbor had a similar wreck and we told them to call and they didn’t. They lost so much and the wife still has pain to this day. She always says to me we should have called.

Advocacy And Trial Experience

While we strive to negotiate fair settlements, we are also prepared to recommend litigation if necessary. Our litigators possess strong advocacy skills and are experienced trial lawyers. They are adept at presenting compelling arguments, cross-examining witnesses, and countering any defenses put forth by the opposing party. Our mission and duty is to achieve the most favorable outcome for you, whether through negotiation or courtroom litigation.

Contact Mullen & Mullen Law Firm Today

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a drunk driving accident in Dallas, don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team of drunk driving accident lawyers. We offer free consultations and advice where we can assess your case, discuss your legal options, and provide guidance on how to proceed. Remember, time is of the essence, as there are legal deadlines that must be met. Let us fight for your rights and seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact our law office now and let us be your trusted advocates in your journey toward healing and justice. Just call (214) 747-5240.

About Drunk Driving Injury Claims & Texas Law

Below you will find frequently asked questions and detailed information about Texas law and accident injury claims involving impaired or drunk drivers.

Are you entitled to punitive damages if injured by a drunk driver in Texas?

In Texas, if you were injured by an impaired driver, you may be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish reckless or grossly negligent conduct.

How do you establish the negligent driver was intoxicated or under the influence at the time of the accident?

There are various ways to attribute fault to the driver for operating their motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. One of the simplest methods is if the Investigating Officer arrested the at-fault driver at the accident scene on suspicion of DWI or DUI.

It’s important to note that even if criminal charges were dropped against the at-fault driver or they were found not guilty in a criminal trial, you may still be entitled to punitive damages. In criminal cases, the Defendant’s guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, whereas civil trials only require a finding based on a preponderance of the evidence which translates to “more likely than not”.

We have 2 in-house accident investigators who will promptly request and acquire a copy of the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report pertaining to your incident, if one has been completed. Moreover, our team will submit an open records request to relevant law enforcement agencies in order to obtain additional documents related to the collision, such as officers’ notes, witness statements, and body worn camera footage.

Additionally, our Dallas attorneys will closely monitor the advancement of any criminal charges brought against the at-fault driver and often communicate with criminal prosecutors. We will actively pursue the acquisition of documents associated with any guilty pleas or “no contest” pleas related to your drunk driving accident injury.

Furthermore, we will conduct a thorough background search on the intoxicated or impaired driver. This search aims to determine their financial resources and uncover any prior criminal history, specifically previous arrests for driving while intoxicated or under the influence.

If the police didn’t investigate the wreck, is it impossible to prove the at-fault driver was drunk or high?

If the police did not investigate the wreck, proving the at-fault driver was drunk or high becomes much more difficult but it can still be done. Your testimony alone can serve as evidence to establish that the Defendant was intoxicated.

For instance, if you witnessed the at-fault driver discarding beer cans from their vehicle after the wreck, speaking incoherently, stumbling, or struggling to maintain balance due to intoxication, or any other behavior indicating drug or alcohol use, you would be permitted to testify about these observations. This would also include detecting the smell of alcohol on the at-fault party’s breath.

It is important to remember that confirming the at-fault driver’s intoxication without police presence at the scene is easier if an independent witness corroborates your statements or provides their own testimony indicating their belief that the at-fault driver was under the influence.

How can our attorneys assist you with this?

Our accident investigators will make efforts to locate and interview any known witnesses who can testify about the at-fault driver’s words or actions following the drunk driving accident. Our investigators have experience in canvassing areas to identify potential witnesses and routinely obtain sworn affidavits from witnesses.

Setting Up Proper Insurance Claims After a Drunk Driving Accident

When should you file insurance claims?

You should file insurance claims with all potential insurance carriers as soon as possible. Generally, the quicker you file claims the sooner your vehicle will be repaired or replaced.

What insurance claims should you file if you have been hurt in an accident with an impaired or drunk driver?

You may be able to file the following potential insurance claims:

  1. You can file a liability claim against the drunk or impaired driver, seeking compensation for both property damage and injury damages.
  2. Another option is to file a liability claim against the drunk or impaired driver’s employer if they were working at the time of the collision. This claim would cover property damage as well as injury damages.
  3. You can also file a liability claim against the owner of the at-fault motor vehicle if they negligently entrusted the vehicle to a drunk or otherwise impaired driver. This claim would encompass property damage and injury damages.
  4. If the drunk driver or impaired driver does not have insurance, you can file an uninsured motorist claim through your own automobile insurance carrier.
  5. In case your damages exceed the insurance limits of the drunk or impaired driver, you can file an underinsured motorist claim through your own automobile insurance carrier.
  6. Additionally, you can file a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim through your own automobile insurance carrier. This claim aims to reimburse your medical expenses and lost wages resulting from the accident.
  7. If a bar or restaurant served an obviously intoxicated individual, you can file a claim against the bar or restaurant under a “Dram Shop” theory of liability.

Our Dallas attorneys will file all necessary claims with potential insurance carriers at the onset of your drunk driving accident injury case. Please note that you may be covered under a household policy even if you don’t own a vehicle.

Vehicle Repair vs. Vehicle Replacement

We will assist you in making sure your car, motorcycle, or truck is replaced or repaired in a timely manner following the accident with the impaired driver.

Should you take your car to the repair shop recommended by the at-fault party’s insurance carrier?

No way. Insurance carriers want your vehicle damage to be evaluated to be as low as possible. You should always exercise your right to take your car, motorcycle, or truck to a dealership or repair shop of your own choosing to obtain an estimate after an accident.

Are you entitled to a rental car if injured by an intoxicated driver?

Yes. Normally you are entitled to a rental car after an accident. That is unless your vehicle has been “totaled” or deemed a “total loss.” If your automobile is “totaled” you are only entitled to recover the fair market value (FMV) of your vehicle. Although some carriers will pay for a rental vehicle until your automobile has been determined to be a “total loss”.

Filing a property damage claim with your own insurance company and requesting a rental vehicle (if you have that coverage) is sometimes the quickest way to get your car repaired or replaced after an accident. You will likely pay your deductible but should receive a refund of the deductible amount once the at-fault party’s insurer pays for the cost of repairs and/or the replacement value.

Securing a Law Loan

Can you get a loan against your injury claim?

Most likely. Most law loan companies, however, require that you have an attorney to receive a loan against your settlement proceeds. Our Dallas law firm works with all major law loan companies to help clients receive immediate financial assistance.

Securing Medical Treatment After Your Accident

Can you get diagnostics and medical treatment, even if you don’t have health insurance or can’t afford your deductible?

Yes. Our law office has established relationships with numerous medical providers who agree to delay billing you until your case settles. Our Dallas attorneys even work with orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, and hospitals willing to forego payment for surgeries until your case concludes. Of course, available insurance proceeds must be established prior to any surgery.

What happens if a health insurance company pays a portion of your medical bills following the accident?

The health insurance company is generally entitled to be reimbursed if you recover funds from a negligent third-party. This is commonly referred to as subrogation. Our attorneys can almost always obtain at least a 1/3 reduction of any applicable health insurance lien. Many times this reduction alone covers the cost of our attorney fees.

Damages You May Be Able to Recover Against the Drunk Driver that Injured You in Texas

Available damages fall into two general categories: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages include:

  • reasonable and necessary medical expenses,
  • any reasonable and necessary future medical expenses,
  • vehicle repair costs or the replacement value of your vehicle,
  • diminished value of your vehicle (after repair),
  • lost wages, and income you will lose in the future i.e., loss of earning capacity.

Non-economic Damages

Non-economic damages are not as readily ascertainable. These damages include:

  • pain and suffering in the past and future,
  • impairment in the past and future, and
  • mental anguish in the past and future.

Our accident law firm has over 40 years of experience in evaluating personal injury cases. We seek to maximize your recovery and fully develop your damage model. Our attorneys will retain experts to establish both liability and damages if necessary.

For Example: In the past we have retained economists and vocational rehabilitation consultants to develop our clients’ claims for loss of earnings in the future. Our Dallas accident lawyers have also retained certified life-care planners to estimate future medical costs as well as to evaluate the cost of any accommodations made necessary due to drunk driver inflicted injuries.

Injury Cases Against Dallas Bars & Restaurants for Over-Serving Alcohol to a Driver

If you were injured in an accident with a drunk driver, or a loved one was killed, you can file a claim against a bar or restaurant if they over-served alcohol. These claims, often referred to as “Dram Shop” cases, require you to demonstrate the bar or restaurant served alcohol to an obviously intoxicated individual.

Ready to Get Started?

The Mullen & Mullen family is here to address your concerns and make the path to recovery smooth. There are no fees to get started and you pay $0 if we don’t settle your case.

Get Your Free Case Evaluation Now