Dry Counties In Texas Have More Drunk Driving Auto Accidents

Drunk driving accidents occur throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with troublesome regularity. If you or someone you care for has been injured in a traffic collision caused by someone who has been driving while intoxicated (DWI), it is important that you consult with a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights to pursue civil action against the drunk driver, in addition to any criminal action which might be occurring.

Drunk driving wrecks can occur anywhere. If fact, contrary to the belief that towns and cities where the sale of alcohol is prohibited are safer, the opposite is actually true. More drunk driving accidents occur in dry counties than in wet counties when compared to the overall population in the areas. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) dry counties have 357.89% more alcohol-related traffic fatalities than dry counties. Speculation is that the reason for this drastic difference is that just because a particular location does not sell beer, wines and spirits it does not mean the local residents will not consume it. They will just do so elsewhere, and then make the regrettable decision to drive the often significant distance home afterwards.


Completely dry towns and cities in the North Texas region where no sale of any alcoholic beverages is permitted include: Combine, Ferris, Ovilla, Sunnyville and part of Grapevine in Dallas County; Aledo and part of Azle in Parker County; Alvarado, Briar Oaks, Cross Timbers, Godley, Grandview, Joshua, Kenne and Venus in Johnson County; Clark, Double Oak, Marshall Creek and Shay Shores in Denton County; Josephine, Nevada, New Hope, Parker, St. Paul, Westminster and Weston in Collin County; Boyd in Wise County; Lipan and Tolar in Hood County; Bardwell, Ferris, Maypearl, Milford, Oak Leaf, Ovilla and Pecan Hill in Ellis County. This information is provided by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and is correct as of June 15, 2011.

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a car crash caused by someone who had been drinking, state law gives you the right to make a claim against the negligent driver's insurance company for compensation to cover any medical bills related to the treatment you received for your injuries, reimbursement for any lost wages as a result of hospitalization following the wreck, as well as damages due to the very real pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life that you have experienced.

For a free, no obligation consultation on your personal situation, call the experienced Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury attorneys at the Anderson Law Firm toll free at 800-354-6275 or call locally at either 817-294-1900 or 214-327-8000.


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