Despite the harsher penalties and stricter monitoring, drunk driving in Texas is still extremely prevalent. If you or your family have been injured by a car accident or any incident involving a drunk driver, then we strongly urge you to file your case immediately as this will have a major effect on your personal injury claim.
Automobile accidents caused by drunk driving are often serious, especially head on collisions as it is often noted that the driver has either forgotten to step on the breaks or is moving at an uncontrollable speed — both with no regard to the safety of other people on the road.
Drunk drivers proven guilty of causing personal injury can face serious penalties, including jail time of up to 10 years, losing their license, and payment of damages. If you are a victim of drunk driving, then you deserve to have your losses properly compensated for, including your medical bills, repair or replacement of damaged property, therapy (if needed), possibly moral damages, and lost wages.
Establishing proof of drunk driving
First, it is important to prove right away that the driver is indeed intoxicated. Most of the time it can be easy to prove that the suspect had taken too much alcohol, but then again some can still be enough to attempt to cover their tracks. Before the police gets to the scene, you or the person with you can watch out for the following:
- Driver tries to hide signs of being drunk by using breath spray or mints, eye drops, washing his/her face, and going to the bathroom.
- Driver attempts to switch seats with another person in the car to avoid further charges.
- Driver clears the car from evidence, especially liquor bottles or receipts of purchase.
Here at the Warner Law Firm, we are strong advocates of roads safer from irresponsible drivers. This is why if you have been injured from a drunk driving incident, we strongly urge you to give us a call and we will schedule a free consultation with you immediately so you can get the justice and compensation you deserve here in Amarillo.