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Texas Drunk Driving Accidents

What You Need To Know

Drunk Driving Accident Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston Texas

Beyond Negligence: Call us if you have been injured by a drunk driver!  We can help you get the compensation you deserve.

In August 2021, the Texas Department of Transportation reported that somebody died in a drunk driving accident every nine hours, but by March 2022, the figure had become one person in Texas dying every eight hours and 31 minutes in an alcohol-related traffic crash.

The San Antonio Current reported in June 2022 that Texas ranked fifth in a recent study of the worst states for drunk driving, with the 1,495 drunk driving-related fatalities in 2020 being a 12.2 percent increase since 2019, and anybody who suffers injuries in a crash caused by a drunk driver will want to seek the help of an Houston personal injury attorney.

Texas had 316.8 drunk driving arrests per 100,000 drivers in 2020 as well as 8.5 drunk driving fatalities per 100,000 drivers. People who sustain injuries in drunk driving accidents are entitled to financial compensation for all of their losses, and most juries will be happy to award victims significant awards should these cases go to trial. 

Drunk Driving Accidents in Texas

Car accidents are not created equal.

Texas is famous for many amazing things, including The Alamo, barbeque, football, and Cadillac Ranch just to name a few. Unfortunately, Texas is also recognized as having some of the highest numbers of alcohol-related driving fatalities.

Driving under the influence can lead to jail time, heavy fines, license revocation, and a permanent criminal record. What’s worse is the devastating impact it has on victims and their families.

How much is too much? In Texas, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content of .08 g/Dl or higher. For more information regarding Texas laws and regulations relating to this, visit the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Because drunk driving is a crime in Texas, people arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) face civil action as well as criminal penalties. This means a drunk driver who causes an accident can be sued by the victims. It also means that the victims of a crash caused by a drunk driver could be made to compensate the victim for the harm they suffered as a result of the defendant’s gross negligence.

What is gross negligence? Gross negligence is defined in Texas as a conscious and extreme lack of care that puts other motorists at significant risk. This means that driving while under the influence is much worse than failing to follow the rules of the road in Texas. A person who gets behind the wheel while impaired is much more likely to cause an accident. Texas laws allow victims of a drunk driving crash to get more in compensation from a drunk driver for that reason.

Call Today to Schedule a Consultation with a Houston Injury Lawyer

We will be able to conduct an independent investigation into your crash and secure the evidence necessary to prove your claims. You can call (713) 730-9031 or contact us online to receive a free consultation that will let us take a longer look at your case and explain everything that can be done to help you recover as much as possible.

If you have been hit by a drunk driver and need immediate assistance, contact attorney Jessica Fritz.

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