Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a significant cause of motor vehicle crashes that often result in injury and death. If you’ve been involved in a crash with a driver who was drunk or distracted, it can be very frustrating. The law firm of Samples Ames PLLC can help. We have decades of experience serving our friends and neighbors throughout Texas, and we handle all aspects of your personal injury or property damage claim.
Dangers Posed by Intoxicated Drivers
You can be a careful driver and still experience a serious crash because of the negligence and reckless actions of a drunk. If you suffer injuries in a crash caused by a drunk driver, Samples Ames PLLC works to get you compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and vehicle repairs.
Unique Texas laws affect these types of cases. Prompt investigation is necessary to preserve the evidence. A bar or restaurant that serves a customer who is visibly intoxicated may be liable for injuries caused by that person to innocent victims. Witness statements, video surveillance and other evidence are crucial to establishing liability. Likewise, adults who serve alcohol to minors may also be liable to the minor and anyone he/she injures as a result of drinking alcohol.
Common Signs of Distracted Driving
Drivers who are distracted cause many accidents in Texas. Someone might be guilty of distracted driving for the following reasons:
- Use of cell phones. This is a particularly common problem among teenage drivers. Texting and driving is one of the most deadly driving behaviors. More teens die from texting and driving than drunk driving. Passengers and bystanders are often the victims of this reckless behavior, and they or their families may need to work with a car wreck lawyer to recover damages or file a wrongful death lawsuit.
- Radio. People who take their eyes off the road to adjust the volume or station on the car radio run the risk of losing control of their vehicles.
- Dropped items. Occasionally, drivers drop an item and attempt to pick it up while the car is moving. In doing so, they take their attention off the road.
- Looking at maps or GPS. It’s understandable that drivers may have concerns about whether they are taking the correct route to their destinations, but looking at a map or GPS while driving is a dangerous practice that can lead to collisions.
Work With a Law Firm Committed to Serving You and Your Family in Dallas-Fort Worth
A drunk or texting driver can change your life forever. Take action today by contacting the car accident attorneys at Samples Ames PLLC. Call 469-466-2600 or contact us online to set up your free consultation. We have offices in both Dallas and Ft. Worth Counties and are easily accessible to most of North Texas. You only pay attorney fees if you receive compensation in your case.