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Involved in a drunk driving accident? You're not the only victim

We all know that drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel of a car are two activities that should simply never mix. Texans who choose to drive while intoxicated are mixing up a disastrous cocktail, sometimes with dire consequences. Too many victims in our state die or suffer serious injury because of drunk driving accidents on Texas roads. Luckily, victims have legal recourse that can provide them with the financial resources and medical care they need and deserve in the wake of such a serious accident.

The organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that fatal drunk driving accidents occur with altogether too much frequency in Southeast Texas. In fact, Harris County is the leader in the region, based on alcohol-related deaths. Accident investigations show that nearly 200 fatalities occur in Harris County every year because of drivers who are legally intoxicated. Nationwide, a victim is injured in a DWI accident every 90 seconds.

These MADD statistics are indeed quite shocking for most people who are unfamiliar with area accident rates. The fact remains that one-third of Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related collision at some point in their lives. What should you do after you are struck by a drunk or drugged driver? Attorneys from our firm may be able to provide answers for victims who have suffered through the loss of a loved one or are struggling to recover from their own injuries.

Studies cited by MADD show that the average intoxicated driver operates a vehicle while drunk about 80 times before a first arrest. Many of those arrests are prompted by injurious or fatal accidents. Our society and court system should not let these irresponsible, negligent drivers continue to endanger our community members.

Instead, these drivers should be subject to civil judgments to compensate their victims for medical expenses and other costs associated with the DWI accident. Attorneys can help by collaborating with medical experts and accident investigators to help you get the money you need to recover your physical and emotional health. An aggressive, dedicated legal team is a critical resource in the wake of a wrongful death or personal injury DWI accident.

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