Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Houston, TX

Our Houston 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.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, our experienced drunk driving accident lawyers in Corpus Christi TX are committed to helping you pursue justice. We believe that drivers who cause injuries to others by drinking and driving must be held accountable for their actions. With more than 20,000 successfully resolved cases, our legal team has the skill and experience to help you pursue full compensation in cases involving alcohol-impaired drivers. Our experience in this area of the law can be of great benefit to you, and our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. Let us help you.

Our Houston 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.

Can One Glass of Wine Make You Too Drunk to Drive?

There are times when you get caught up in the temptation. It’s understandable – and it happens to almost everyone. You sit silently and think about that offer, earlier, of a glass of wine. You know you shouldn’t (since you will be driving back home any minute) but the voice inside you says “its just one glass, what could go wrong?”

If you do give in to the temptation and take up the offer, its right there (with growing a mustache) as one of the greatest misjudgments of all time because, YES, one glass of wine CAN make you too drunk to drive. It’s part of the causes of road accidents across the world.

The script writes itself to be honest and here’s why:

The intoxicating effect of Alcohol in the human body is a subject that is still being heavily researched because of the sheer inconsistencies with results at times. Today, you can drink 3 bottles of beer and seem fine and another day you don’t even know what your mom looks like.

According to a study, in 2014, from the University of California: any content of alcohol, no matter how little, will increase the risk of an accident whilst driving. So why expose yourself to this risk?

The blood alcohol concentration level that is considered legal in many countries is 0.05%. While you may not breach this threshold by taking a glass of wine before driving, there is still every chance of getting intoxicated before you complete your journey home. How?

Studies have shown that a person’s mental state determines how quickly alcohol can impair his/her judgment or coordination. If you are feeling stressed or tired, drinking wine will get you drunk faster than when you are mentally alert.

Furthermore, the constituents of the food a person has consumed earlier in the day also affect the speed of alcohol intoxication.

Other things like weight, physical and medical condition, the type of wine, etc are all factors that affect your sense of judgment after consuming alcohol.

Needless to say, as much as it may seem harmless to gulp down a glass of wine before driving home, its consequence is pretty much unpredictable and you unwittingly place yourself in a position of risk. Also, kill that narrative that ‘people do it all time’. People’s bodies are different and reaction to alcohol is too.

So general public announcement: Try not to drink and drive. Don’t do it. Even if it’s ‘just’ a glass of wine.

Drunk Driving Statistics in The United States

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Injured in a Houston Drunk Driving Accident? Call Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Houston, TX

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 Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi South Side, Brownsville, McAllen, San Antonio, Houston, and Ft. Worth  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.



  • Texas Department of Transportation: Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Highlights, 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