Drunk Driving Crash
Drunk Driving Crash. We pursue claims against drunk drivers.
We aggressively pursue claims against irresponsible drinkers who regretfully choose to drive. Should the driver in question be uninsured, there is good news: Our Texas law firm may be able to pursue claims against those who are uninsured, under insured, and without assets.
How? By holding accountable the business establishments that improperly serve them.
It’s true: Even if there is no way to pursue recovery against the drunk driver, there may be a way to pursue recovery against the person or business that provided excessive alcoholic beverages to the person.
- Out of the 37,133 people who died in car accidents in 2017, 10,874 were killed in drunk driving crashes. The drivers who had a BAC of 0.15 or higher were responsible for 7,368 of those deaths. That is 68%.
- Drunk drivers are responsible for 15% of pedestrians killed every year.
- When it comes to single car crashes with a deadly outcome, 65% of them involve a drunk driver.
- Alcohol impaired drivers are 11 times more likely to die in a car crash compared to sober drivers.
- Based on the latest statistics, 9% of car crash victims caused by a drunk driver will develop some kind of PTSD while 15% will develop a phobia of driving.
- Drunk driving is the cause of more than 50% of the total number of fatal highway crashes.
- Speed and drunk driving are the cause of almost the same number of car crashes.
- The US is the third worst country in the world for drunk driving.
Drunk Driving FAQ’s
In Texas, as with most states, the legal level for blood alcohol content is .08. How extensive is the problem of people driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs? The most recently available statistics for nationwide arrests (2007) revealed that over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in a single year. (Source: MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
On average, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 45 minutes. In 2008, an estimated 11,773 people died in drunk driving related crashes. (Source: NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
Drugs other than alcohol, such as marijuana or cocaine, are involved in about 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths. These other drugs are generally used in combination with alcohol. (Source: MADD).
The most recently available statistics (2006) reveal that half of child passengers ages 14 and younger who died in alcohol-related crashes were riding with drivers who had a BAC level of .08 or higher. That same year, 45 children age 14 years and younger were killed as pedestrians or bicyclists were hit by alcohol-impaired drivers. (Source: MADD).
In 2008, there were 1,269 people involved in fatal drunk driving incidents in Texas. (Source: NHTSA)
It is estimated that drunk driving accidents cost the public $114.3 billion in a single year. (Source: MADD) Drunk driving injuries and deaths can lead to enormous emotional and financial upheaval. Victims are entitled to fight for compensation; to learn how to file suit against a drunk driver, contact our Texas law firm for a free legal consultation.