DRUNK DRIVERS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE
In 2016, nearly 1,100 Texans were killed in drunk driving accidents. There were also 8,137 injuries resulting from DWI accidents. Statewide, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the percentage of car crashes due to DWI is only 4%, but the accidents tend to be catastrophic and are much more likely to result in fatalities, making them the top cause of death on Texas roadways.
Drivers and passengers involved in DWI related car accidents are 5 times more likely to lose their lives, and survivors have a 50% higher chance of suffering a catastrophic injury. So, although the DWI accidents are not as frequent as other types of collisions, they tend to be deadly because the driver’s reaction time is drastically impaired, and they are unable to avoid the crash.
If you or a loved one was hurt by a drunk driver, let Scott McLemore help. Contact him today for a free consultation at 713-LAW-FORU.
DWI ACCIDENTS TEND TO BE DEADLY
Ideally, drivers are sober, alert, and not distracted while on the road. Accidents involving drunk driving tend to be much deadlier because the driver’s actions and thought processes are impaired, so they cannot anticipate dangers or make split-second lane changes or other maneuvers to narrowly avoid a crash. Making matters worse is that statistically, DWI related accidents tend to happen at night when visibility is reduced. In fact, statistically, more than 80% happen between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m., and the most dangerous time is from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.
YOU NEED THE HELP OF A HOUSTON-BASED DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS LAWYER
Even in clear-cut cases, when the drunk driver is solely responsible for the car accident, don’t expect the insurance company claim process to go smoothly. The insurance company will still argue that you were at fault to avoid paying the claim. There are no guarantees that justice will be served; you need the skillfulness and advocacy that only a Houston-based auto accident attorney can provide.
CONTACT A HOUSTON DRUNK DRIVING LAWYER FOR HELP
The McLemore has years of experience in taking on the insurance companies who try to avoid paying claims when the other driver was obviously at fault. As the victim of the accident, you are entitled to compensation to cover injuries and other related expenses. Let us deal with the insurance company so you can focus on your recovery.
Call Scott McLemore at 713-888-0080 or contact him online today. He will help hold the drunk driver accountable for your harm.