Houston Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
How Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Can Help
Drinking and driving is a real problem in the State of Texas that is responsible for numerous serious injuries and deaths. Reports from the Texas Department of Transportation show that there were 16,163 automobile collisions reported involving drivers under the
influence of alcohol and 2829 accidents involving drivers under the influence of drugs. Automobile collisions involving drunk drivers resulted in 904 fatalities and over 4030 serious injuries in 2008. Causing the death of a person while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a crime known as intoxication manslaughter and is punishable by jail time in the State of Texas.
Unfortunately, in the vast majority of cases the actual damages and injuries that a victim of a drunk driver sustains is compounded by the fact that the irresponsibility and negligence of a person who drives while intoxicated tends to extend to other areas of that individual’s life. Often a person who will get behind the wheel of a car, endangering the lives of people like you and your children, will not have enough (or any) automobile insurance.
Justice for Victims Injured or Killed by a Drunk Driver
At Simmons & Fletcher, P.C., we have on our team of drunk driving accident attorneys that stand ready and able to fight for your rights with dispatch and integrity. Indeed, you must have an experienced and qualified drunk driving accident attorney in your corner to ensure that you have the best chance to obtain the compensation that you are entitled following this type of inexcusable incident.
As mentioned a moment ago, one of the stark realities of most drunk driving accident cases that our team of lawyers face is a lack of proper insurance – the irresponsible drunk driver either lacking enough coverage or having no automobile insurance whatsoever. Therefore, our attorneys understand the need to pursue other avenues of recovery on your behalf, including negligent employers who over serve employees at work functions as well as bars and restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages to already intoxicated patrons (see Dram Shop Liability).
Although on the surface a lawsuit for injuries caused by a drunk driver in a crash may seem cut and dry; the reality is that these types of personal injury cases require specialized investigation. Simmons & Fletcher, P.C. leads the way in regard to Houston personal injury attorneys who represent people in drunk driving accident cases. We have the hands-on experience and track record, the tools and resources to undertake the full and complete investigation, in all of its technical aspects, that is necessary to pursue your interests effectively.
Get Help from an Attorney for Drunk Driving Victims
While the personal injury attorneys of Simmons & Fletcher, P.C. stand ready to fight for you, your family and your rights at every turn in a drunk driving accident case, we offer to our clients much more than our negotiation and litigation skills and experience. Simmons & Fletcher is a Christian law firm. Consequently we take our commitment to being attorneys and counselors at law very seriously. We understand how devastating being the victim of a drunk driver is for you and your family. Therefore, we approach each case with integrity in our dealings with the opposition and compassion in our relationship with you.
More Information On Drunk Driving Accident Law and News
For more information on car wrecks involving drunk drivers and related news, please visit the DWI & DUI section of our blog here.