Drinking and driving is a serious problem in El Paso and throughout Texas.
Public advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ranks this
state as being close to the worst in the nation in terms of DWI accidents,
with 40% of all traffic fatalities occurring in
car accidents where one of the drivers was intoxicated. The Texas Department of Transportation
reports that there were a total of 694 drunk driving accidents in El Paso
in 2011, a figure which includes 23 fatalities and 376 injuries.
If convicted of the charge of intoxication manslaughter, the driver can
be punished with a sentence including up to $10,000 in fines and between
2 and 10 years in prison, as well as a driver's license suspension. Although
the driver may be heavily punished in the criminal courts, this does not
mean that the victim and their family will receive the justice they deserve.
Under personal injury law, however, victims of drunk drivers can hold the
negligent party responsible and seek full financial compensation for their
injuries and losses.
You might think that claiming damages for a drunk driving accident should
be a relatively simple proposition, given the fact that the drunk driver
was clearly to blame for the collision. The truth is that insurance companies
will often dispute such personal injury claims, such as by attempting
to demonstrate that the plaintiff was partially or entirely at fault.
Similarly, they may try to avoid paying the full amount you deserve by
minimizing the severity and scope of your injuries.
Level the playing field in your case by hiring a knowledgeable and dedicated
El Paso drunk driving accident lawyers from Farah Law. We have three decades
of experience and a track record that includes millions of dollars won
for our clients.
We encourage you to contact us now to discuss your case and retain our
proven legal counsel, or take a few moments to
fill out a free case evaluation form to learn about your options. Farah Law is committed to helping victims
obtain the justice and compensation they deserve, and we can fight for you!