If you or someone you love has been a drunk driving accident victim, a Houston drunk driving accident lawyer is ready to help. Starting with a free consultation, we’ll let you know how much you can claim, who’s liable, and how to move forward.
How a Lawyer Can Help Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
If you have been in an accident involving a drunk driver, you can get professional legal representation. Your lawyer can guide you through the complexities of the legal process and pursue fair compensation for damages and injuries.
A legal claim can be complicated. A professional can guide you through it, helping you prepare and present your case under the highest possible standards. When you sign on with us, we will:
- Carefully study all aspects of your case
- Talk to witnesses
- Review documentation such as statements and accident reports
- Keep track of documentation
- Be responsible for all communications
- Handle negotiations with insurance companies
- Follow established procedures
- Represent your claim in court
Some drunk drivers commit hit-and-runs because they don’t want to face the consequences of driving while intoxicated and causing an accident. Our team can track down these parties and hold them accountable.
For a free legal consultation with a drunk driving accidents lawyer serving Houston, call 877-239-4878
You Do Not Have To Worry About the Cost of Our Legal Services
Accident victims have enough to deal with without having to worry about additional expenses. That’s why we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis. This means you don’t pay us anything until we have secured compensation for your injuries. So, using our services can be very cost-effective. And if you don’t win, you don’t have to pay us a dime.
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Loncar Lyon Jenkins Offers Free Drunk Driving Accident Case Reviews
We have been fighting for Texans since 1988 and currently have offices across the state, including one in Houston. If you want to talk to us about your accident involving a drunk driver, you can call us to set up a free consultation.
We will get to know each other, and one of our team can take a look at your case, and we will advise you on how you should proceed. This first conversation does not mean that we have established an attorney-client relationship. But, of course, we will keep our conversation in the strictest confidence.
Our chat doesn’t commit you to anything, it is entirely up to you to decide if you’re ready to move forward. We have bilingual team members who can help you if you’d prefer to speak with us in Spanish. You can ask any questions you have about costs during your free consultation—we want you to feel comfortable moving forward.
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What Is the Drunk Driving Situation in Houston?
Drunk driving results in damage, injuries, and fatalities that could and should be avoided. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in the United States, approximately 28 people die every day in drunk driving incidents. Looking at data from 2010 to 2016, The Houston Chronicle reported the following:
“The nine-county metro region…leads the nation for fatal crashes involving drugs and alcohol…It’s No.2 for fatal crashes, per capita, on federal highways in the 12 largest regions of the country.”
So, Houston is one city that struggles significantly with drunk driving fatalities. But this doesn’t tell the whole story. Drunk driving only includes those accidents where the driver is technically drunk. Many other accidents involve alcohol, but the driver is not “drunk.” Even a small amount of alcohol can affect a driver’s ability to drive safely.
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What Are the Legal Alcohol Limits in Texas?
In Houston, as in the rest of the United States, you are considered drunk if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08 grams of alcohol per deciliter of blood. Healthline states that:
- A person’s BAC increases by roughly 0.02 per standard drink.
- This is about 5 fluid ounces of wine, 12 fluid ounces of beer, and 1.5 of liquor.
However, drinks vary widely in strength, and people process alcohol differently. If you are driving, it is best not to drink at all.
What Happens at 0.08?
When a person reaches this limit, they may suffer severe impairment to:
- Muscle coordination
- Reaction time
This impairment of judgment and reasoning is the reason why people believe that they are safe to drive when they are clearly not.
How Can We Reduce Drunk Driving Incidents?
The emphasis must be on responsible behavior. If you are going out for an evening:
- Choose a designated driver who will not drink anything alcoholic.
- Persuade any group member not to drive if they’ve been drinking. Try to take the keys away and call a cab or arrange a ride.
- If you are having a party, make sure that all your guests leave with a sober driver.
- Wear a seat belt at all times.
- If you see someone who is clearly drunk and trying to drive, call the police.
The punishments for drunk driving in Texas are severe. A first driving offense will cost up to a $2,000 fine, up to 180 days in jail, and the loss of a driving permit for up to a year. Further offenses increase the severity of the punishment. A third offense, for example, might result in 10 years imprisonment.
Representing Victims in the Houston Area
Drunk drivers should be penalized for the actions that have negatively affected your life. And you, as a victim of their carelessness, deserve the best possible compensation. We at Loncar Lyon Jenkins will work hard to make sure you win.
Call our office serving Houston now for a powerful advocate. Our legal team cares about Texas, and we care about you too. You will have support when you lean on Loncar Lyon Jenkins’ car accident legal team.