Photo of liquor, car keys and handcuffs A married couple who sustained serious and costly injuries after their car was struck by a drunk driver can now move forward with their lives, thanks to a settlement secured by the attorneys at The Button Law Firm.

Christmas—and life—for the Houston couple was abruptly upended when a man driving under the influence of alcohol hit them in a head-on collision, totaling their car and causing severe injuries. The intoxicated driver admitted to officers on the scene that he had consumed beer and several shots of liquor at a Christmas party just before the accident. His negligence and recklessness put the lives of everyone around him at risk and caused an accident that resulted in irrevocable and permanent changes for the Houston family.

The couple’s significant injuries meant they had to be immobilized and taken to the emergency room at a nearby hospital. Their injuries, which included rib fractures, spinal herniations, and multiple joint injuries, cost the couple almost $30,000 in medical bills from emergency care at the wreck scene and hospital. Plus, they needed to pay for ongoing treatment and procedures to address the serious injuries from the accidents.  

In fact, the injuries suffered by one of our clients were so severe he couldn’t return to work for about three months after the accident. As a result, he was unable to earn wages for a full quarter of the working year. This caused considerable financial strain for the family on top of the medical bills.

The couple reached out to our experienced and compassionate drunk driving accident attorneys at The Button Law Firm to hold the reckless drunk driver accountable for his actions and ensure a successful settlement that would cover our clients’ excessive medical bills and lost wages.

Noneconomic Damages

It’s not just about medical bills and lost wages. Car accidents can have long-lasting and even permanent effects on a person’s life. Our clients’ lives were seriously disrupted by the wreck, and their daily routines have been impacted in its aftermath. The husband now has an intense fear of driving and can no longer get behind the wheel of his car. Because of the accident, he now has to rely on others to get him places. Additionally, both of our clients can no longer partake in the exercise routines they enjoyed doing several times a week before the wreck.

It goes further than daily routines, too. The accident stole some of life’s irreplaceable and special moments from this couple. They had to spend Christmas Day in the emergency room and essentially missed the whole holiday season the year of the accident. Even worse, because of her injuries, the wife was unable to celebrate her 62nd birthday and could barely dance at her son’s wedding. That’s why our attorneys fought to recover financial damages that went above and beyond just the medical bills our clients had to cover.

Of course, no amount of money can make up for losing out on these important life experiences. Still, we believe our clients deserve to have life as back to normal as possible. That’s why at The Button Law Firm we make sure to pursue all available remedies and damages to help offset the anguish and harm that results from serious accidents like this.

How the Button Law Firm Can Help You After a Car Accident

If you’ve been injured in a serious car accident, contact our experienced and helpful attorneys at The Button Law Firm. We serve clients all over Texas from our offices in Dallas, Houston, and Midland. Our attorneys have experience working with clients who have suffered personal injuries, and we work hard to make sure you get all the compensation you deserve after a wreck caused by a drunk driver. We will listen to your story, ensure you have all the necessary documentation, and relentlessly pursue justice for you. We work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form below for a free consultation.

Russell Button
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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.