Taking Action Against Drunk Drivers Who Kill

Nothing is more devastating or senseless than losing a family member in a collision caused by a drunk driver. When an intoxicated person gets behind the wheel of a car and kills someone, families are thrown into grief, uncertainty and mourning. Communities are affected. We can help.

At Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. in Austin, Texas, we represent families who lose loved ones in fatal DWI accidents. We work hand-in-hand with local district attorneys and work to obtain compensation for the survivors by filing a wrongful death lawsuit and by aggressively pursuing the drunk driver and even the establishment that may have served the drunk driver.

Family members of fatal accident victims are entitled to seek compensation for:

  • Economic losses, including loss of future earnings
  • Medical expenses incurred prior to death of the victim
  • Funeral expenses
  • Counseling services for family survivors
  • Loss of consortium for a spouse
  • Loss of parental guidance
  • Conscious pain and suffering of the deceased

In Texas, the overwhelming response of jurors to fatal DWI accidents is to punish the drunk driver by awarding punitive or exemplary damages to the surviving family members in addition to actual damages. By awarding punitive damages, the jury sends a message to the community and to the drunk driver that it will not tolerate senseless deaths caused by drunk drivers. This kind of conduct is inexcusable.

Civil and criminal prosecution of drunk drivers

Often times, personal injury lawyers like to wait until the criminal case against the drunk driver is finished before filing a wrongful death lawsuit. While evidence from the criminal case can be used in a wrongful death lawsuit, we get involved as early as possible when crucial evidence needs to be collected and preserved. We will focus on your wrongful death case, while you focus on your family’s needs in their most difficult time.

Free wrongful death attorney consultation

For a free initial consultation about a fatal DWI accident, call a lawyer at our firm or fill out our simple contact form.

We have offices in Austin and Houston. All meetings are by appointment only. From our offices in Austin and Houston, we will travel to drunk driver accident victims throughout Texas.