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If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, our skilled Dallas attorneys will 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) INJURED now for a free consultation and some excellent advice.
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“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.
Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys Who Recover 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.
A Little About Our Highly Skilled Attorneys
Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner
Managing Attorney, Shane V. Mullen has been handling drunk driving accident 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.
Joseph R. Morrison, Senior Associate
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 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) INJURED now for a free consultation. Our Dallas accident lawyers have been holding intoxicated drivers accountable for 40 years.
Why Choose Mullen & Mullen to Represent Your Drunk Driving Injury Claim?
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.
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.”
Seeking Justice and Fair Compensation
Our primary objective is to seek justice for our clients and ensure they receive fair compensation for their losses. Our lawyers pursue all available legal avenues to hold the intoxicated driver accountable and secure the maximum compensation possible. This includes seeking damages for medical expenses, lost wages (if applicable), property damage, pain, suffering, mental anguish, impairment, and other non-economic damages.
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 today and let us be your trusted advocates in your journey toward healing and justice.
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:
- You can file a liability claim against the drunk or impaired driver, seeking compensation for both property damage and injury damages.
- 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.
- 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.
- If the drunk driver or impaired driver does not have insurance, you can file an uninsured motorist claim through your own automobile insurance carrier.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 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 over-served alcohol to an obviously intoxicated individual.
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Call (214) INJURED to talk to a Dallas drunk driving accident attorney right now. We won’t put any pressure on you to hire us on the spot. Simply learn how we’ll approach your case and get some excellent free advice. Make your decision only when you feel 100% ready. Do remember though, that the Texas statute of limitations gives you just 2 years from the date of your accident to file a claim.
We’ll come to your home or hospital room if it makes it easier on you! Phone and Zoom consultations are also available. You can call us, or use the form or chat feature on this page to request a free consultation now.
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Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
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Shane V. Mullen is an attorney licensed by the State of Texas for the general practice of law, and the Managing Partner at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas, TX. His firm focuses exclusively on personal injury law and has been in business for 40 years (since 1983). Before becoming a lawyer, Shane worked for his father as an accident injury claims investigator.