Drunk drivers often leave a trail of devastation in their wake. If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by an impaired driver, let the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC get to work on your case today. Our compassionate and experienced Dallas drunk driving accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into what happened in order to secure all compensation you are entitled to.
While any car accident has the potential to cause devastating injuries for drivers and passengers, accidents involving intoxicated drivers are often much more serious than any other roadway incident. The Texas Department of Transportation shows that there were 3,639 total fatalities and approximately 250,000 injuries due to traffic collisions during the latest reporting year in the state.
However, 940 of the total fatalities during that year were caused by crashes in which at least one driver was under the influence of alcohol. This means that 26% of the total traffic fatalities for that year were due to drunk driving.
Looking at data from Dallas for the latest reporting here, we can see that there were 2,252 total crashes reported involving drunk drivers. Out of these incidents, there were:
Those who survive a crash involving a drunk driver often sustain devastating injuries. It is not uncommon for our Dallas drunk driving accident attorneys to help clients who have sustained the following:
In Texas, the most likely liable party in a drunk driving accident will be the intoxicated driver. Those injured due to a drunk driver’s negligence will be able to bring a claim against that person’s insurance carrier or secure compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
However, Texas also has a dram shop law in place that could allow victims of a drunk driving accident to hold vendors who sell alcohol liable for an injury caused by their customer if:
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, contact an attorney as soon as possible. The team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC understands how devastating these incidents can be, and we will work to secure maximum compensation for your case. This can include coverage for the following: