As a board certified personal injury in Fort Worth, Texas, I consider getting into the driving seat while drunk to be the most irresponsible thing a person can do. Yet people throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region do this on a daily basis. Some do it with their husband or wife in the passenger seat, others do it with their kids in the car. Regardless of whether or not they are the only occupant in their vehicle, however, it is well worth remembering that a drunk driver creates a significant hazard for all other road users unlucky enough to come in contact with them.
Why Drunk Driving Accidents Are Dangerous
Despite strong laws governing DWI and DUI offenses in Texas, including fines of up to $10,000 and imprisonment of up to 10 years for third convictions, people still continue to make the extraordinarily poor decision to drive while intoxicated.
Drunk driving is a serious offense because it puts you, your passengers, and all other car, truck and motorcycle operators around you at risk. A study by the University of Texas in San Antonio found that alcohol can slow a person’s reaction time by as much as 25 percent. This creates the potential for massive property damage and bodily injuries, thanks to a drunk driver’s tendency to engage in bad decisions while behind the wheel due to their impaired judgment, concentration, comprehension, coordination, and vision and hearing acuity.
Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident?
Victims who have been involved in drunk driving accidents can suffer serious injuries. Physically, the victim's body could be severely hurt and could require extensive amounts of surgeries and rehabilitation services, which means that the medical bills associated could be very expensive. Emotionally, the victim could suffer pain and suffering that can last for many years. This is why victims of drunk driving accidents are encouraged to contact a personal injury attorney. Not only can you compensate with the expenses associated with the medical bills at the time of the accident, but lost wages, salaries, and future medical expenses can be compensated for. Don't let medical bills drown you down in stress and figuring out how you will pay for these expenses. The attorneys at the Anderson Law Firm have over twenty years of experience in successfully representing victims of drunk driving accidents, and we are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients.
If you or someone you love has been serious hurt or killed in a North Texas auto accident caused by the negligence of a drunk driver, it is important that you talk to a board certified Fort Worth personal injury and wrongful death attorney. Here at the Anderson law firm, we offer all accident victims and their immediate relatives a completely free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case and let you know how we think we can help you. Call us at Ft. Worth 817-294-1900 or contact us online and a member of our team will call you back as soon as possible.
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