Austin Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Our Austin Drunk Driving Lawyer Fights for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
At Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., we help people who have been injured by drunk drivers to obtain full and fair compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Our Austin Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys Establish Negligence Claims in Drunk Driving Accidents
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car crash with a drunk driver, you have enough to do in dealing with the tragic consequences of the accident or the medical care and treatment needed. When you work with our firm, our seasoned car accident lawyers will engage with the insurance company or file a lawsuit when the insurance company fails to make a fair offer within a reasonable period of time.
We investigate the accident and obtain documentation, including witness statements and police reports. We work with experts who are respected in their fields to build a strong, fact-based case for an out-of-court settlement or take the case to trial when necessary.
Drunk Driving Statistics in The United States
Alcohol-impaired drivers accounted for 32.2 percent of all 2013 traffic deaths in Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that more drunk driving crashes occurred between 2:00-3:00 a.m. than any other hour of the day, and more occurred on Saturday than any other day of the week.
Across the nation, 10,322 people were killed in 8,364 alcohol-impaired fatal crashes in 2012. Nearly 30 people die in the U.S. every day in drunk driving accidents, which amounts to a death every 51 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The annual cost is more than $59 billion for alcohol-related automobile accidents.
Among the 3,398 traffic fatalities in Texas in 2012, 1,296 (38 percent) occurred in accidents involving drivers with blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. Drivers with a BAC of .15% or higher were involved in accidents that caused 901 (27 percent) of the 2012 vehicle crash fatalities.
Injured in an Austin Drunk Driving Accident? Call Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
We treat our clients with compassion and put their minds at ease by answering their car accident questions. We handle all aspects of their claims, including legal, medical, and financial needs. Our drunk driving accident lawyers in Houston, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Brownsville, and San Antonio have more than 100 years of combined experience. We consider it an honor to fight for clients who have been victimized by the wrongdoing of others.
Don’t delay. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation about your legal rights.
Our firm has offices in the following locations: Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi South Side, Brownsville, McAllen, San Antonio, Houston, and Ft. Worth, TX.
- Texas Department of Transportation: Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Highlights, the Calendar Year 2017
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Quick Facts
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Injury Prevention & Control: Motor Vehicle Safety: Impaired Driving: Get the Facts
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Traffic Safety Facts Data: Alcohol-Impaired Driving