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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 four years, our firm made Top Verdict’s “Top 50” Personal Injury Settlements in Texas list 44 times, and the “Top 100” list 70 times.

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Top Plano Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Who Settle For More


If you’ve suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident, our dedicated Plano attorneys are committed to relentlessly pursuing the highest possible settlement for your case while ensuring you benefit from the lowest contingency fee. We’ll hold the intoxicated driver accountable and investigate whether any bars, restaurants, or other establishments might share liability for over-serving the drunk motorist, under the “Dram Shop” cause of action. Rest assured, we handle your case with the same care and diligence as if it were our own.

Mullen & Mullen has consistently earned recognition from TopVerdict for securing some of the most substantial settlements in the entire state of Texas. In the last 4 years our firm made the Texas “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list 44 times, and the “Top 100” list 70 times.
One of those years 19 of those results were all on behalf of clients injured in motor vehicle accidents. These impressive outcomes enable us to offer a below-industry-standard 29% pre-suit contingency fee, ultimately putting more money in your hands.

Our experienced local team possesses an unwavering work ethic and a genuine commitment to your well-being. We’ve had the privilege of serving North Texas for over 40 years – this is our backyard. For a complimentary consultation and valuable advice, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (972) 947-3370 today.

What Your Attorney Says

Our firm leaves no stone unturned in DWI investigations.

When a drunk person makes the reckless decision to drive, the results can literally be life changing. Our firm routinely represents individuals, and their families, whose lives have been drastically altered because of the gross negligence of a drunk driver.

We hold drunk drivers accountable for the harm they cause their victims. This can also include punitive damages, which are intended to punish drunk drivers for their negligence.

We also routinely handle cases against bars and restaurants who overserve their patrons and turn them loose to the community. You may be entitled to damages if a bar or restaurant served an obviously intoxicated motorist who hurt you. This can be done through a “dram shop” / bar liability cause of action.

In one of our more recent cases, a husband and wife were riding on their motorcycle when they were hit by a drunk driver. We were able to quickly establish contact with the motorist, which is usually quite hard to do. She admitted she had been served by a nearby bar despite being younger than 21. Typically, drunk drivers vanish when you try to contact them, so this was quite a feat.

We were also able to get the drunk driver to identify the bar where she had been drinking. We then filed a complaint with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). An investigation began, and we shared evidence with the agent assigned to that investigation.

Eventually, we were able to secure the full policy liability limits of the drunk driver ($60,000.00). We were also able to secure the full liquor liability policy limits of the establishment that overserved her ($1,000,000). The best part is that we didn’t even need to file a lawsuit to make this happen! This saved our clients a lot of time and money. Nothing feels more rewarding than when we’re able to obtain a quick victory for our clients and make the community a little safer at the same time.

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 four years, we’ve made their Texas “Top 50” Personal Injury Settlements list 43 times, and their “Top 100” list 70 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.

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 Let Mullen & Mullen Take on Your Drunk Driving Injury Claim?

Because we represent so many drunk driving accident victims, we understand the devastating consequences they experience. Such incidents affect not only the victims, but also their families and communities as well. As dedicated drunk driving accident lawyers in Plano, we are fully committed to seeking justice for those who have been harmed, or even killed, by drunk drivers.

In addition to our experience, we also approach the situation with great compassion. You don’t need any more stress on your plate. You can count on our team to listen to and care for every one of your needs. We will help you navigate the complex legal process and fight to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.

Insurance companies know our name and track record.

Per TopVerdict, we’ve accumulated 43 of the “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” in Texas over the past 3 years. During one of those years, we had 19 of the “Top 50” results. All 19 were for people injured in motor vehicle collisions.

One of our cases made the Top 10. Eight others were found in positions 11-20. The final ten cases ranked in positions 21-50. This proven track record, along with our discounted 29% contingency fee, means we can confidently say that we will put more money in your pocket than other drunk driving lawyers.

You never pay any fees until after your claim has been settled.

Schedule your free consultation now by calling (972) 947-3370 and let Mullen & Mullen’s experienced lawyers provide you with legal guidance and fight to maximize your compensation.

Don’t hesitate to take advantage of our reduced 29% pre-suit contingency fee.

This is available to you if your claim settles without us having to file a lawsuit. Remember that you never pay anything until after your claim settles. Schedule your free consultation now and let Mullen & Mullen give you the legal support you need during this difficult time in your life.

Our Expertise

We have a deep understanding of all the complexities that surround drunk driving accidents. Mullen & Mullen has been operating for over 40 years, and our drunk driving accident lawyers based in Plano have more than 95 years of combined experience holding drunk drivers accountable for their grossly negligent actions.

We understand how alcohol-related crashes work and meticulously investigate every detail. If the driver was already obviously drunk and overserved at a restaurant or bar, we will also work to hold that establishment responsible under a “Dram Shop” cause of action. We routinely settle for full policy limits on drunk driving injury claims – without the filing of a lawsuit! This means you put more of YOUR settlement money in your pocket.

Diagnostic & Medical Treatment at No Upfront Cost

If you’re involved in a drunk driving accident, our firm will make sure you get the medical attention you need and deserve. Unfortunately, many doctors are reluctant to treat drunk driving victims because they don’t want to get involved in a complicated legal matter. This can be the case even if you have health insurance. However, we have relationships with doctors who have no problem being involved with the legal system. Unlike other medical institutions and professionals, they happily delay billing until after your claim is settled! We’ve been able to establish these relationships because we’ve been in business for more than four decades. Understand that not all drunk driving accident lawyers in the Plano area can offer you this benefit!

Comprehensive Legal Representation

Choosing Mullen & Mullen means you can expect comprehensive legal representation tailored to your specific circumstances. Each case is unique, and because we’re a smaller firm based on personal service, we take the time to establish a real relationship with every client. Our experienced team gathers evidence, consults with experts, interviews witnesses, and frequently reconstructs the events that led up to your accident. Once we’ve compiled all this information, we create a compelling case to hold the drunk driver, and sometimes the bar or restaurant who overserved them, accountable for their actions.

Support and Compassion

A drunk driving accident can be emotionally and physically traumatic, and possibly even life changing. We’ve been in business for more than 40 years and have a deep knowledge of the far-reaching consequences of a drunk driving accident. Our team understands how to provide compassionate support as the legal process plays out. Our attorneys listen to your concerns and are happy to address any questions you have. You will be kept informed as your case progresses. Our goal lies in making this process as easy as possible for you and your loved ones. This allows you to focus on your recovery while our attorneys fight to maximize your compensation.

Client Testimonials

Jimmy Casillas on Google said:

Mullen and Mullen Law Firm is fantastic. I highly recommend them. They helped me and my wife both get max policy on our wreck that happened in The Colony from a drunk driver. Thank y’all we are really happy with the outcome…

Katherine Petty on Google said:

I couldn’t be more pleased with Mullen & Mullen Law Firm! They came to me after being hit by a drunk driver in The Colony TX. They helped me through everything that seemed so stressful to do on my own. I received the full pay out for the policy limit. Thank you so much for taking care of all my needs. I definitely recommend this law firm for any car accident. Joseph Morrison was my attorney. He was wonderful!

Mike Whoa on Google said:

I was hit by a drunk driver in the middle of the freeway. She ran so it was a hit and run. I called the insurance company, and it was hell to get things started up. So, I involved a lawyer. Suddenly things started to change. I was getting treatment for my injuries and finally got my rental. But Shane didn’t stop there; he gave me a sum of money that allowed me to help all the people I know and start a small business. I got into this same situation with another lawyer, and I got 1/3 of what Shane got me. Plain and Simple if you’re not with Shane Mullen you’re losing money. Grade A Lawyer.

Advocacy and Trial Experience

It’s also our goal to settle every claim without having to go to court. This saves you a lot of time and money. However, it’s not always possible to come to a reasonable agreement pre-suit. We will not hesitate to recommend litigation if that’s your best option. Fortunately, our lawyers have extensive litigation experience. Our mission is getting you the maximum compensation possible, whether that involves going to court or not.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driving accident in the Plano area, call our team of experienced lawyers today. We offer free consultations. During your free consultation, we will:

  • Assess your case.
  • Discuss your legal options.
  • Offer guidance on how to best proceed.

It’s important to contact us as soon as possible because there are legal deadlines that must be met and critical evidence to be preserved. Let our skilled team of drunk driving law experts fight for max compensation on your behalf.

Remember, the consultation is yours free. You have absolutely no obligation to hire us on the spot.

FAQs About Drunk Driving Injury Claims & Texas Law

Below, you will find frequently asked questions and detailed answers regarding Texas law and drunk driving accidents.

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

Likely. Punitive damages are not guaranteed but are designed to punish grossly negligent conduct and to send a message to those who might choose to engage in the same behavior. Punitive damages are routinely awarded in drunk driving cases, and we will certainly fight to get them awarded on your behalf.

How do you prove the drunk driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident?

There are several ways to prove a motorist was intoxicated. The most common of these is to utilize the evidence the investigating officer obtained to arrest the at-fault driver on suspicion of DWI or DUI. The most compelling evidence is usually the results of any blood alcohol level testing as well as officer body worn camera footage when available.

We currently employ two in-house accident investigators who will promptly acquire a copy of the Texas Peace Officer’s crash report, if available. In addition, our team will submit an open records request to all relevant law enforcement agencies. This request seeks to get all documents relevant to your accident. Such documents can include officer notes, witness statements, and body camera footage.

Additionally, we will monitor the advancement of any criminal charges and stay in close communication with prosecutors, if possible.

Finally, we will conduct a thorough background search for the driver who hit you. During this search, we will find out the financial resources the driver has available, as well as their prior criminal history (if applicable).

What if the police didn’t investigate my wreck? Is it still possible to prove the other driver was drunk or high?

If the police didn’t investigate your wreck, it’s much more difficult (but not completely impossible) to prove that the at-fault driver was drunk or high. Your testimony alone may be enough to prove that the other driver was drunk or high when they caused your accident.

For example, you may have witnessed the other driver discarding beer cans, speaking incoherently, stumbling, or struggling to maintain their balance. They may have smelled like alcohol. You may also have witnessed other behavior which could have indicated they were drunk or high. In any of these cases, you would be permitted to testify about such facts.

It’s also important to understand that confirming that the other driver was intoxicated without police presence is easier if another independent witness provides testimony that corroborates yours.

How can our attorneys help you with this?

Our experienced accident investigators will do everything in their power to locate and interview all witnesses who can testify about the words and actions of the at-fault party after your accident. Our investigators know how to canvass areas to identify potential witnesses. They also routinely obtain sworn affidavits from such witnesses.

Information on Setting Up Proper Insurance Claims After a Drunk Driving Accident

After a drunk driving accident, you should file insurance claims with all relevant carriers as soon as you possibly can. The faster you file your claims, the sooner your vehicle will be repaired or replaced.

What insurance claims should you file?

Potentially, you can file the below insurance claims, depending on your situation:

You can file a liability claim against the drunk driver, seeking compensation for property and injury damages.

You may also be able to file a liability claim against the impaired driver’s employer if they were working at the time of your accident. This type of claim covers property and injury damages.

You can also file a liability claim against the owner of a motor vehicle if they negligently entrusted the vehicle to a drunk or impaired driver. This type of claim would again give you access to property and injury damages.
What if the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance? Relax. You can file a claim through your own auto insurance’s uninsured motorist policy.

What if your damages (the amount of money you want to collect) exceed the insurance limits of the drunk or impaired driver?

In this situation, you can file a claim with your own insurance’s underinsured motorist policy.

You can file a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim with your own auto insurance carrier. This type of claim works to reimburse the medical bills and lost wages you incur because of your accident.

If a bar or restaurant overserved an obviously intoxicated person, you can file a “Dram Shop” action against that bar or restaurant.

Immediately at the beginning of your case, our experienced drunk driving accident attorneys will file all the necessary claims with the appropriate insurance carriers.

Interestingly, you may also be covered under a household policy – even if you don’t personally own a vehicle.

Should you repair or replace your vehicle?

While insurance companies can make this process difficult, we are always happy to help make sure your property damage claim is handled as promptly as possible. We will fight to make sure you get the most value for your vehicle if it has been totaled and can assist with diminished value if your vehicle is repairable.

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

The answer is an emphatic “No!” Insurance carriers want to evaluate your vehicle’s value so that it comes out as low as possible. You have the right to take your vehicle to whatever auto repair shop you want. Do that instead.

Are you entitled to a rental car?

Yes. In most cases, you are entitled to a rental car after a drunk driving accident. However, that’s not the case once your car has been deemed a “total loss.” If your car is “totaled,” then you are only entitled to recover the fair market value of your car. Most carriers, however, will pay for a rental car until yours has been determined to be a “total loss.”

Usually, the quickest way to get access to a rental vehicle is to file a property damage claim with your own insurance company and request a rental vehicle (if you have that coverage available). You will probably have to pay your deductible amount. However, you should get that amount refunded to you once the at-fault party’s insurer pays for the cost of the repairs and/or replacement value.

Securing a Law Loan

Can you get a loan against your injury claim?

Most likely, you can. To get access to the actual loan itself, however, you will most likely need an attorney. Our experienced drunk driving accident attorneys work with all major law loan companies to get you nearly immediate access to the financial assistance you need.

Getting Medical Treatment After Your Accident

Is it possible to get medical treatment, even if you don’t have health insurance or can’t afford your deductible?

Yes, absolutely. Because we’ve been in business for more than 40 years, we have established relationships with local leaders in the medical industry. They’re willing to delay billing until your case settles. We work with every imaginable type of medical professional and institution to make this happen. This includes orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, hospitals, and more.

What happens if your health insurer pays a portion of your medical bills prior to your claim settling?

In this case, the health insurer is usually entitled to have their expenses reimbursed if you end up recovering funds from someone for your accident. This is commonly called “subrogation.” Understand that our attorneys can almost always get you a ⅓ reduction on any applicable health insurance lien. In many cases, this ⅓ reduction alone covers the cost of our contingent fees.

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

What damages can you recover if you’re the victim in a drunk driving accident?

Available damages you can recover generally fall into two categories:

  • Economic
  • Non-economic

Economic Damages

Economic damages include:

  • Past and current medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Vehicle repair costs, or the replacement value of your vehicle
  • Diminished value of your car following repair
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity

Non-economic Damages

Non-economic damages are not as “objective”. They include things such as:

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

With more than 95 years of combined experience, we can maximize your financial recovery and fully develop your damage model. If necessary, we will retain all the experts needed to establish both liability and damages.

As an example of this, in the past we retained economists and vocational rehabilitation consultants to flesh out our client’s claims for loss of earning capacity in the future. We also retain life-care planners to estimate your future medical costs and to evaluate any necessary accommodation due to injuries inflicted by the drunk driver.

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

What if a bar or restaurant overserved the driver who caused your accident?

If you were injured by a drunk driver, or if your loved one was killed, you can file a liability claim against a bar or restaurant if they overserved the drunk driver. Called “Dram Shop” cases, these require you to demonstrate that the bar or restaurant overserved an obviously intoxicated individual.

If you or your loved one were hurt by a drunk driver, call our experienced drunk driving accident attorneys based in Plano today for a free consultation at: (972) 947-3370. The consultation is free and there is absolutely no obligation to hire us.

Contact Us For a Free Consultation

Call (972) 947-3370 to talk to a Plano 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.

Seriously Hurt? We’ll Come to You!


Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Plano0
8105 Rasor Boulevard #237
Plano, TX 75024
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