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Austin Injury Lawyers Representing the Victims of Drunk Driving

Few things are as irresponsible as getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking. Unfortunately, drunk driving occurs on a regular basis in Texas and throughout the United States. While many attorneys make their living by representing the reckless drivers in criminal court, our firm believes that the victims of such a crime should also be protected in civil court. Dan Christensen is a former prosecuting attorney who has previously held drunk drivers responsible through the criminal system and he now holds them accountable on the civil side. If you have been the victim of a drunk driver, then contact our office today to speak with our Austin injury lawyers.

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High-Quality Service From the Best Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Texas

“Our goal is to help you through the process as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can focus on getting life back on track.”

Most Austin car accident cases are the result of negligence. Drunk driving, however, is a reckless behavior which creates a more likely risk of serious injuries such as head trauma, spinal injury, paralysis, or even wrongful death. When bringing suit against a drunk driver, it is often necessary to request punitive damages (which are meant to punish the other side) as well as a request for compensatory damages (which are meant to compensate for the harm done to the victim). Hiring the right attorney can make the difference in the extent to which the Plaintiff recovers damages.

Dan assists the victims of DWI cases in recovering maximum compensation for their injuries. Once retained, we will immediately obtain the police reports. We will also obtain records such as breathalyzer results and blood tests to show that the driver was impaired. We will also closely monitor any criminal proceedings so that liability can be quickly established. 

We understand that the victim of drunk driving has been wronged. We’ll focus on the legal aspect so that the victim can focus on the important business of getting life back on track. Our personal injury attorneys are ready to assist you.

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Drunk Driving Statistics

  • Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes.
  • In 2017, drunk drivers accounted for 29% of all traffic fatalities for the year with an average of one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 48 minutes.
  • Between 2003 and 2011, there were 13,138 drunk driving deaths in Texas (the highest of any state).
  • Vehicular collisions are the leading cause of death for minors. Of the number of children who lost their lives in traffic accidents, 17% were caused by drunk drivers.
  • In 2013, 42% of drivers in drunk driving deaths were aged 16 to 24.
  • In 2017, 16 to 24-year-olds comprised 42% of the drivers killed in alcohol-related crashes.
  • During 2017, the highest percentage of drunk drivers were 21- to 24-year-olds, at 27%, followed by 25- to 34-year-olds.
  • In 2017, male drunk driving fatalities accounting for 80.4% of all fatalities.
  • Motorcycles have the highest percentage of drunk driving fatalities with 27% of all fatal motorcycle crashes being drunk driving-related.
  • A spinal cord injury is one of the most common injuries caused by drunk driving.
  • Statistics on drunk driving deduced that the average drunk driver had already driven under the influence around 80 times before their arrest.
  • Alcohol-impaired drivers are behind the wheel more than 300,000 times every day. However, only around 2,800 are arrested.
  • The US is the third-worst country in the world for drunk driving.
  • Drunk drivers are responsible for 15% of the pedestrians killed every year.
  • Drunk drivers cost the US about $132 billion a year.

Call DC Law Today for a Free Drunk Driving Accident Consultation

Our lawyers strive to provide the highest quality service to victims of drunk driving accidents. It is our promise, to each and every one of our clients, to respond to phone calls and e-mails within one business day, make ourselves available to answer your questions, and ensure that you know exactly what to expect as the process moves forward. Our lawyers will explain complex concepts and terms to you in a clear way that you can understand. An injury victim has enough to worry about in such a situation. Being able to contact their attorney should not be another cause for concern. Contact us today for a free consultation.