Alcohol reduces the function of the brain, impairs thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination. All these abilities are essential to operating a vehicle safely. According to the United States Department of Transportation, approximately 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes every day— that’s one person every 50 minutes. In fact, the costs of alcohol-related accidents add up to over $44 billion each year.
Depending on the circumstances, a drunk driver may face criminal charges from the state of Texas as well as civil charges from the injured party. A conviction for criminal charges can result in fines, jail time, rehabilitation, community service, and restitution. A civil case may force the drunk driver to compensate victims for medical costs and other damages incurred related to the accident.
If you are injured in a drunk driving car accident in Houston, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit for your damages. A civil lawsuit may be the only way to hold the drunk driver accountable for your medical bills, ongoing treatment costs, damage to your vehicle, lost income, and pain and suffering.
We will use all available evidence to prove the drunk driver should be held financially responsible for your injuries. Our knowledge and experience at Roberts Markland, LLLP could help you get the maximum compensation for your losses. If you are injured by a drunk driver, call us for a free case evaluation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also fill out a contact form here, and we will reach out to you to discuss your case at a time of your convenience.