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.