Drunk Driving Auto Accident

Texas Drunk Driver Automobile Accident Lawsuits

Every year drunk drivers and drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs kill and seriously injure a large number of Texans.  In fact, alcohol related automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of death in Texas as well as in the United States. Under Texas law a driver is considered drunk or under the influence if they do not have the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body or if they have a blood alcohol concentration of over .08.   It is against Texas law for drunk drivers to operate motor vehicles, water craft, and air craft.  If the drunk driver causes an automobile accident or boating accident that causes serious injuries or death, they can be charged under Texas law with intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter both serious felonies. 

In handling Texas drunk driver accident claims, it is important to review the police report and medical records to determine if any tickets or citations were issued or if any tests were done to determine if the negligent driver was under the influence.  It is also important to speak with witnesses to determine where the person was before the accident and what they were doing that caused the accident.  In many instances it is obvious if the person was drunk.  Evidence of drunk driving can include sporadic driving including driving at high rates of speed, weaving in and out of traffic, and not following traffic signals.  It can also include a person who is slurring, staggering, or out of control after the automobile accident that they have caused.   For more information on drunk driver car wreck claims, feel free to contact Texas Drunk Driver Automobile Accident Lawyer Brian White

 

 



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