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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.
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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

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Top Fort Worth Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Who Settle For More


If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, our dedicated attorneys in Fort Worth are committed to securing the highest possible settlement for your case, all while providing you with the lowest contingency fee. We will vigorously hold the intoxicated driver accountable and thoroughly investigate whether an establishment, such as a bar or restaurant, might also bear liability for over-serving the impaired motorist under the “Dram Shop” law. Your case will be handled with the same care and dedication we’d expect for ourselves.

Mullen & Mullen consistently garners recognition from TopVerdict for achieving some of the largest settlements in the state of Texas. In the past three years, our firm has earned a spot on the “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list in Texas an impressive 43 times. During one of those years, we secured 19 of the “Top 50” results, all related to clients injured in motor vehicle accidents. Our exceptional track record enables us to offer a 29% pre-suit contingency fee which is significantly below the industry standard of 33.3%-35%, ensuring you receive more of your rightful compensation.

Our dedicated local team possesses an unwavering work ethic and a genuine commitment to our clients. We’ve had the privilege of serving North Texas for over 40 years. This is our backyard. Contact us now at (817) 768-6680 to schedule a free consultation and receive expert guidance.

What Your Attorney Says

Our firm leaves no stone unturned in DWI investigations.

A drunk person who decides to drive sometimes unfortunately causes life-changing results. We represent individuals, and their families, who have had their lives turned upside down by the reckless actions of a drunken driver.

Our job is to hold drunk drivers accountable for the harm they cause you and your family. Part of holding them accountable may also involve seeking punitive damages. These damages are designed to punish the drunk driver and to discourage others from engaging in the same irresponsible behavior in the future.

It’s also our job to hold bars and restaurants accountable for their actions as well. In the case of someone driving drunk, they may have knowingly overserved an obviously intoxicated person. When it comes to drunk driving, you can potentially hold such establishments financially responsible for their actions through a “dram shop” / bar liability cause of action.

Recently, we represented a husband and wife who were hit by a drunk driver while they were riding their motorcycle. Fortunately, in this situation we were able to quickly get in contact with the drunk driver, which is usually quite hard to do. Also, fortuitously, the drunk driver shared that they had been served at a nearby bar, even though they were under 21. In most cases, it is nearly impossible to find and contact a drunk driver. It was extremely fortunate that we were able to get in touch with her. The drunk driver also gave us the name of the bar she had been drinking at. Next, we filed a complaint with the TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission), and they began an investigation into the matter. We also shared evidence with the TABC agent performing the investigation.

Eventually, we were able to secure the full policy liability limits of the driver, which was $60,000. The bar that overserved the drunk driver was also required to pay their full liquor liability policy limits of $1 million. In addition, what makes this whole story even better is that we did not have to file a lawsuit! This of course saved our clients a huge amount of time and money. There’s nothing that feels more rewarding for us than when we’re able to score a quick victory for a client and make the community slightly safer all at once.

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

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.

Why Choose Mullen & Mullen to Handle Your Drunk Driving Injury Case?

Fighting for Justice and Max Compensation

Because we represent many drunk driving accident victims, we understand the devastating consequences they often experience. While drunk driving accidents do affect the direct victims the most, it’s also important to remember that they affect their families and communities too. As dedicated drunk driving accident lawyers in Fort Worth, we maintain a strong commitment to those that drunk drivers have harmed or killed.

When you choose Mullen & Mullen, not only do you get our experience, but you also get our compassion as well. You don’t need our drunk driving accident lawyers to increase your stress. Instead, you can count on our lawyers to care for every one of your physical and emotional needs. Our lawyers will help you navigate the complicated legal system, and we will fight our hardest to get max compensation on your behalf.

Insurers know our name and track record.

They do not want to see that they’ll be fighting against Mullen & Mullen. To back this claim up, according to the website “TopVerdict,” Mullen & Mullen has achieved 43 of the “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” in Texas over the past three years. During just one of those years, our firm was responsible for 19 of the “Top 50” results. Know that all 19 were for people harmed in motor vehicle accidents.

Here’s how those 19 cases ranked:

  • One was in the top 10
  • Eight ranked in positions 11-20
  • Ten cases ranked in positions 21-50

Now, combine this track record with our low 29% pre-suit contingency fee, and you can feel confident that you will get more money with Mullen & Mullen than with any other drunk driving accident lawyer in the Fort Worth area.

Also, understand that you never pay us any fees until after your claim has been fully settled.

You can schedule your free consultation now by calling (817) 768-6680. Let our experienced drunk driving accident lawyers give you the legal guidance you need and fight to obtain max compensation on your behalf.

Make sure you take advantage of our 29% pre-suit contingency fee, which is available to you if we don’t have to file a lawsuit. Additionally, recall that you don’t pay anything until after your claim is settled. Schedule your free consultation now. Let Mullen & Mullen give you the legal guidance you need to obtain a favorable settlement during this difficult time of life.

Our Expertise

To obtain max compensation from a drunk driver, you need a deep understanding of a variety of legal complexities. Remember that we have been in business for more than four decades. Additionally, this means that we have more than 95 years of combined experience. Much of this experience has involved holding drunk drivers accountable for their reckless actions.

Mullen & Mullen’s drunk driving accident lawyers understand the nuances of how alcohol-related crashes work. Our experienced team also investigates all those details for you. If the driver was already obviously intoxicated, but an establishment opted to overserve them anyway, then they will be held responsible through a “dram shop” cause of action. Because our drunk driving accident lawyers are so experienced, we routinely settle for “full policy limits.” To make good even better, we do this without even filing a lawsuit! Practically speaking, this means that much more of YOUR settlement money goes into your pocket.

Diagnostic and Medical Treatment Without the Upfront Cost

Believe it or not, the fact that you were involved in a drunk driving accident makes it more difficult to get the medical care you need. Unfortunately, this happens because most doctors don’t want to get in the middle of a complicated legal matter. Many will also choose not to see you even if you have the necessary health insurance. However, we have established many relationships with medical professionals and institutions who are willing to be involved with the legal system. Although this sounds hard to believe, they’re also willing to delay billing until after your claim settles. These are the types of relationships you can only create by having extensive experience and a strong reputation in the Fort Worth area. If you recall, we’ve said we’ve been in business for the past 40 years. Understand that many drunk driving accident lawyers in the Fort Worth area are unable to match this!

Comprehensive Legal Representation

When you choose Mullen & Mullen, understand that our legal representation covers all your needs. In addition, our approach is tailored to your specific situation. Each case is unique and has its own ins and outs. Because of that, and because of our smaller size as a firm, we focus greatly on personal relationships. Our drunk driving accident attorneys take the time to create a genuine relationship with every client. In addition, we gather evidence, consult with experts, interview witnesses, and frequently reconstruct the events that caused your accident. Once we’ve gathered all this info, we create a persuasive case. This case holds the drunk driver, and the establishment who overserved them, responsible for the harm they have caused you.

Compassionate Support

Any drunk driving accident is emotionally and physically traumatic. At the very worst, a drunk driving accident can change your life forever. We’ve been serving the Fort Worth area for more than 40 years. This gives us a deep knowledge of all the consequences that drunk driving accidents cause. To make matters as easy on you as possible, each member of our team understands how to offer compassionate support as the legal process plays itself out. All our attorneys know how to listen to and address all the questions and concerns you may have. As your case works its way through the legal system, you will be informed of each step along the way. All this means you get more time to focus on your physical and emotional recovery while we fight hard to get you max compensation for your injuries.

Client Testimonials

Zac Canida on Google said:

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 needs to be done to get the case going 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!

Falisha Jones on Google said:

I was involved in a car accident in Dallas Texas off mockingbird. I was t-boned by someone who had run a red light. Me being a young female, I felt lost and taken advantage of by the other party’s insurance.

I chose Mullen & Mullen because they were the only law firm that physically wanted to meet me and hear my side. They helped me with all 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 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!

Alex Malcolm on Google said:

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.

Trial Experience and Advocacy

Call our team of experienced drunk driving accident attorneys today if a drunk driver has negligently caused harm to you or your loved one. We offer free consultations, and during your free consultation, our lawyers will:

  • Assess your case.
  • Discuss your legal options.
  • Give you guidance on what to do next.

You must meet certain legal deadlines, such as the statute of limitations. That means it’s critical for you to contact us as soon as you’re able. Let our skilled drunk driving accident attorneys obtain max compensation for you.

Contact us today to begin your journey towards healing and justice. We’ll be your trusted advocates while you focus exclusively on your recovery. Remember that this consultation is yours 100% free. You have absolutely no obligation to hire us on the spot. 

Drunk Driving Injury Claim Frequently Asked Questions and Texas Law

Below you will find the answers to many commonly asked questions about Texas drunk driving law.

Am I automatically entitled to punitive damages when a drunk driver hits me?

You might be. However, there is no guarantee that you would be entitled to such damages. Punitive damages were created to punish grossly negligent behavior. They also exist to send a strong message to those who might consider engaging in the same behavior.

At Mullen & Mullen, we do everything in our power to obtain punitive damages for you. However, it’s not ethical for us to guarantee that you will get them.

How do I prove that the drunk driver was in fact intoxicated when they caused my accident?

Remember that this is your responsibility because Texas law says it is. Fortunately, there’s several ways you can prove this. The easiest way to prove this lies in showing that the Texas Peace Officer arrested the driver on suspicion of DWI or DUI.

What happens if criminal charges were dropped or resulted in a “not guilty” verdict?

If either of those is the case, you may still be able to get punitive damages. When you consider criminal cases, the standard is that you must prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the accused person engaged in the alleged actions. With civil cases, however, you only need a “preponderance of the evidence.” In simple terms, a “preponderance of the evidence” means it is more likely than not that the accused engaged in the alleged actions.

How do we compile the necessary evidence that proves the drunk driver was intoxicated when they caused your accident?

For starters, our in-house private investigators will obtain a copy of the Texas Peace Officer’s crash report, if one is completed. In addition, our team will submit an open records request to all relevant law enforcement agencies. The point of an open records request is to get a copy of all documents relevant to your accident. Such documents can include officer notes, witness statements, and body camera footage. While our team works to obtain that information, they also monitor for the potential advancement of any criminal charges. They do this by keeping in close touch with prosecutors as they handle the case.

In addition to all that, we also do a thorough background check on the individual who caused your accident. We identify all financial resources the driver has available and look at their prior criminal history if applicable.

What if the police didn’t investigate my car accident? Can I still prove the other driver was drunk or high?

Yes. You can. It just becomes a lot more difficult to do so. However, your testimony alone may be enough to prove the other driver was drunk or high at the time of your accident.

For example, you may have witnessed the other driver discarding beer cans, slurring their speech, stumbling, or struggling to maintain their balance. It could have been that you also smelled alcohol on them. Additionally, you could have witnessed any of a number of other indicators that showed they were drunk or high. All you would have to do is simply testify about what you experienced.

It’s also important to understand that proving the other driver was drunk or high becomes a lot easier if you have another witness whose testimony corroborates yours. To prove that the other driver was drunk or high, they can also make statements different from yours but that nonetheless indicate the guilt of the other driver.

How will the drunk driving accident lawyers at Mullen & Mullen help me with this?

Our experienced in-house accident investigators will do everything they can to locate all witnesses who can testify about the words and actions of the at-fault party. Our investigators have all the necessary skills to know how to thoroughly canvass areas and identify potential witnesses. Our team can also consistently get sworn affidavits from such witnesses once located.

When exactly should you file insurance claims after a drunk driving accident? You should do this as soon as you possibly can. Speaking in general terms, the sooner you file your claims, the faster you can get your car repaired.

What insurance claims should I file?

You may be able to file any one of the below claims, depending on your situation:

Filing a liability claim allows you to seek compensation for property and injury damages.
You may also be able to file a liability claim against the drunk driver’s employer if the driver was driving while employed at the time of the accident. As was the case with the previous claim, this claim seeks to recover compensation for property and injury damages.

Your own insurance’s uninsured motorist policy can have a claim filed against it if the other driver doesn’t have any insurance at all.

You can also file a liability claim against the owner of a vehicle if they negligently entrusted it to someone who was drunk or high. Again, this type of claim would give you access to property and injury damages.

What if the damages (the amount of money you want to collect) exceed the insurance an underinsured driver has available?

If this is the case for you, then you can file a claim with your own insurance’s underinsured motorist policy.

You may also be able to file a personal injury protection (PIP) claim with your own insurer. This type of claim aims to reimburse you for the medical bills and lost wages you incurred because of your accident.

If a bar or restaurant overserves an obviously intoxicated person, then you may be able to file a “dram shop” cause of action.

Understand that when your case first begins, our attorneys will file all the appropriate paperwork with the insurance carriers. In addition, know that a household policy may cover you, which also includes even if you don’t own a vehicle.

Should I repair or replace my vehicle?

This one depends a little on your circumstances. Remember that the insurance company’s goal will be to pay you as little as possible, regardless of whether you repair or replace it. Whatever you choose to do, we are happy to help make sure it happens in a timely way and that you get the most value possible for your vehicle.

The at-fault party’s insurer has recommended a repair shop to take my car to. Should I do that?

You should not do this. The at-fault party’s insurer tries to get you to do this because it gives them the opportunity to pay you as little as they can for your vehicle. In Texas, you can take your car to whatever repair shop you want. So, do that instead. We absolutely recommend it.

Does Texas law entitle me to a rental car?

In nearly every case, yes, you do have this right. However, if your car has been deemed a “total loss,” then you most likely do not have the right to a rental car. Also, understand that when your car is “totaled,” then Texas law entitles you to the fair market value for your car only. In some cases, however, a rare few insurance carriers will pay for a rental car if yours has been deemed a “total loss.”

How do you get fast access to a rental vehicle?

If this is what you want, then file a property damage claim with your own insurer and ask for your rental vehicle (assuming your insurance policy entitles you to a rental vehicle). Remember that you will probably have to pay your deductible. However, the deductible amount you pay will be reimbursed to you. This will happen when the at-fault party pays to repair and/or replace your vehicle.

Securing a Law Loan

Can I get a law loan against my injury claim?

Most likely, you can. Understand, however, that to access the loan itself, you will need the help of an attorney. Our experienced attorneys work with all major law loan companies. This means you’ll have access to the funds you need to make it by while you wait for your claim to work its way through the legal system.

How to Secure Medical Treatment After Your Accident

What if I don’t have health insurance? What if I can’t afford my deductible? Can I still access the medical treatment I need?

Yes. You can. Mullen & Mullen has a unique advantage in this regard. Because of our more than four decades of experience serving the Fort Worth area, we have established and trusted relationships with all major medical providers. They willingly delay all billing until after your claim settles. We work with every type of medical professional and institution you can think of, so you have absolutely nothing to worry about. We work with anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, surgeons, hospitals, and more. Of course, understand that you would need to establish all insurance proceeds prior to having any surgery.

What happens if my health insurer pays some of my medical bills before I get my settlement?

If you end up recovering funds from another party for your accident, then clearly, it’s only fair that your insurer gets reimbursed for whatever they paid. In legal terms, you call this “subrogation.” Understand that, because of our more than four decades of experience, our attorneys can likely get you a ⅓ reduction on any health insurance lien you have. Often, this ⅓ reduction more than covers the cost of our attorneys’ fees.

Types of Damages You Might Be Able to Recover from the Drunk Driver in Texas

What damages am I entitled to if I’m the victim in a drunk driving accident?

The types of damages you can recover fall into two major categories: “economic” and “non-economic.”

Economic Damages

Economic damages include:

  • Past, present, and future medical expenses
  • Replacement value of your vehicle
  • Vehicle repair costs
    Diminished value of your vehicle after it’s repaired
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity

Non-economic Damages

Non-economic damages are far more difficult to calculate than economic damages. This is because of their non-physical nature.

How much do you value the pain and mental anguish you experience in a fair and objective way? There is no precise mathematical formula to calculate this.

You can still get non-economic damages. The problem is simply that they are much harder to calculate. You can possibly get the below non-economic damages:

  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish in the past and future
  • Past and future impairment

At Mullen & Mullen, we have more than 95 years of combined experience obtaining damages for drunk driving victims. We will do everything we can to make sure you get the largest possible financial recovery and to completely develop your damage model. Sometimes, it will be necessary for us to retain certain experts when needed to establish both liability and damages. We will do this whenever required.

Injury Cases Against Fort Worth Bars & Restaurants for Overserving an Obviously Intoxicated Person

What happens to a bar, restaurant, or other establishment if they overserve the drunk driver who causes your accident?

If a bar, restaurant, or other establishment overserved an obviously intoxicated person, then you are entitled to file a liability claim against them if the drunk person caused your accident. This is called a “dram shop” cause of action in the legal profession. This type of case requires you to do what we just talked about: prove that an obviously intoxicated person was overserved.


Call (817) 768-6680 to talk to a Fort Worth drunk driving accident injury 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.


Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
9500 Ray White Rd #241
Fort Worth, TX 76244
Phone (817) 768-6680
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