Drinking alcohol is a commonplace activity in the United States, where about 66% of Americans describe themselves as drinkers in a recent survey by Gallop. Texas has the second largest number of drivers, increasing the likelihood that the combination of drinking and driving in North Texas can involve you or someone you know and love in a serious accident. Injuries that result from a drunk driving accident frequently require legal action by the Dashner Law Firm to obtain fair compensation for clients.
Some Effects of Alcohol on Driving
Drinking alcohol limits a driver’s ability to control a car by reducing coordination and perception, among other factors, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). An impaired driver who causes DWI accidents breaks the law, and you have a right to representation when they involve you or your loved ones. Some bad practices that the CDC includes as results of drinking and driving include:
- lack of speed control
- inability to brake appropriately
- failure to respond to traffic signals and emergency driving situations
Over the Legal Blood Alcohol Limit in Texas
The legal blood alcohol level in Texas is .08, and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has charts that show how easily a person can reach that level. Many factors affect how a person reacts to alcohol, but the charts show that consuming just one or two drinks can negatively affect a person’s ability to drive. Irresponsible driving by others can cause unfortunate outcomes for you and your family.
Tragedies can and often do result from DWI accidents; when they do, you need representation by an injury attorney.
When Attorney Dashner represents you, there are no legal fees unless he wins a successful judgment in your case. You have nothing to risk by discussing your accident with him, and you may find that you can gain fair compensation for your injuries and losses.