Drunk drivers put others on the road in danger. Accidents from drunk drivers usually involve severe or fatal injuries.
The lawyers at Adley Law firm have years of experience in handling cases involving drunk drivers. We will make sure the negligent driver is held accountable for the accident. Our lawyers will fight to no avail to get you the compensation you deserve.
Erratic Driving Behaviors
Drunk drivers are too overly confident and think they are good to drive. However, there is no such thing as a good drunk driver. The drunk driver will only put others on the road at risk.
The following lists different erratic behaviors of drunk drivers:
- Ignoring stop signs or traffic signals
- Swaying or swerving out of designated lanes
- Driving the wrong way on highways or one-way roads
- Failing to react to traffic
- Driving below or exceeding the speed limit
- Unnecessary or sudden braking
- Failing to use turn signals or turn on headlights
Types of Crashes
The erratic behavior of drunk drivers causes more types of collisions than any other accidents.
Examples of these collisions are:
Drunk drivers make dangerous lane changes, overcorrect driving mistakes, and misjudge speeds on turns. All of these can cause a drunk driver to lose control of the vehicle and easily crash into another driver or drivers.
Head-on collisions are often the result of a drunk driver going the wrong way. Additionally, if the drunk driver comes out of the lane, touching a double yellow line will have a high risk of crashing into oncoming traffic.
Drunk drivers reaction times are a lot slower so they will most likely rear end the vehicle in front of them. These crashes usually result in fender benders, but have the potential to cause serious injuries.
It doesn’t matter what type of collision caused the accident, drunk drivers always cause serious injuries to motorists.
In Texas, drunk drivers are responsible for hundreds of deaths and serious injuries every year. Some of these serious injuries include:
- Wrongful Death
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Loss of Limbs
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Internal Injuries, e.g. organ damage
Third Party Liability
In some cases, the drunk driver is not the only party held liable for your damages. Texas laws can sometimes hold alcohol providers responsible if they served alcohol to the drunk driver.
Possible liable parties are:
- Adults who provide alcohol to minors under the age of 18.
- Bars, restaurants, and other alcohol venders who provide alcohol to people who are already drunk and potentially present harm to themselves and others.
- Bars, restaurants, and other alcohol venders that provide alcohol to minors under 18.
In cases like these, your injuries have to be the direct result of the person’s intoxication. Dram shop claims are not always available. These claims mean that an establishment overserved the intoxicated person. A competent attorney can identify and hold these additional parties liable for your damages.
Get The Compensation You Deserve
If you or a loved one was hurt or killed by a drunk driver, you could be entitled to receive compensation. Call us at (713) 999-8669 or schedule a free consultation.