Drinking and Driving Accidents
Hit by a Drunk Driver? We 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 are over 15,000 collisions involving drunk drivers every year. Further, 3773 lost their lives in auto collisions involving drunk drivers in 2016 alone.
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. But sadly, this statute has wholly failed to be an effective deterrent against those who chose to consume more than the legal limit of alcohol and get operate a car.
Lack of Insurance Coverage
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.
Things You Should Know About Accidents With a Drunk Driver
Due to the lack of sufficient insurance issue often faced by the victims of drunk drivers and the serious injuries drunk drivers can cause due to their extreme gross negligence, 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. You must have a lawyer who will consider all the options and answer all your questions.
Some questions you should be asking are:
Call us for a free consultation if we may help you consider your options.
Justice for Victims Injured or Killed by a Drunk Driver
At Simmons and 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. 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 cases require detailed investigation.
Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. is here to help. Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. today for a 100% free consultation regarding your case. We help drunk driving victims statewide. 800-298-0111.