Drunk Driving Accidents
Defending Your Rights Against Drunk Drivers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn, “Adults in the U.S. drank too much and got behind the wheel about 112 million time in 2010.” In 2009, of the more than 3,000 Texas motor vehicle accident fatalities, 47%, or nearly half, were alcohol related, the highest number and percentage of alcohol-related deaths in the nation. Statistics are staggering nationwide, with reports that someone is killed by a drunk driver in the US every 40 minutes. When death or personal injury at the hands of a drunk driver has touched you or your family, it’s time to consult with an attorney for compassionate, swift defense of your legal rights.
Alcohol-related incidents or drunk-driving accidents refer to those in which the performance of one or more drivers is impaired by a blood alcohol (BAC) content of 0.08% or more, or who were driving under the influence of a controlled substance. In most cases, the drunk driver faces criminal charges, including loss of driving privilege, jail and fines. Alcohol or drug related accidents usually result in serious injury due to the lack of vehicle control of the impaired driver and as you can see by the statistics above, can be fatal. If you or a loved one has been injured in any alcohol-related incident, we can help. We have served survivors and family members who have suffered injury in any of the following accident or liability situations:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Wrongful death
- Boating accidents
- Bus accidents
- Dram shop liability
There is no excuse for driving impaired by alcohol or drugs and anyone who makes that choice should be held accountable for the damages they cause. We will use our experience and understanding of the legal issues and injuries associated with Texas drunk driving accidents for the most favorable outcome to your case.