Making a Personal Injury Claim Against an Intoxicated Motorist
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.
Despite string 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.
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.