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Hit By A Drunk Driver? Austin Accident Attorneys

Austin Nightlife

Austin is a bustling city known for a thriving music scene. With bars and clubs lining Sixth Street and a lively population of young people from the University of Texas and elsewhere, there's seemingly no end to the events, shows, and dance clubs available on any given night. However, there are also downsides to a city with such a vibrant music and bar scene.

While many will choose to drink and party responsibly, calling rideshare services and/or properly managing their alcohol intake, not all of Austin's citizens have such a responsible attitude when it comes to the city's enticing events. Drunk driving can be a problem even in the smallest of towns, but in a city like Austin, with an estimated population of nearly 100,000 people, drunk drivers can be especially hazardous.

Drunk Driving Accidents: Who's Liable?

When out on the road in Austin, auto accidents are just an everyday reality that all drivers must work to avoid. Generally speaking, most accidents occur due to a simple error in judging distance or small moments of distraction while out on the open road. However, not all drivers on the Austin highways are at their full capacity for attentiveness when they get behind the wheel of a car.

While alcohol is the most common intoxicant in roadway accidents, many other substances both legal and otherwise have been known to impair one's ability to drive. Some of these substances include:

  • Anxiety or depression medication
  • Prescription allergy medications
  • Prescription pain medications
  • Controlled substances

In any of these cases, the person who decides to drive while impaired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, is legally liable for any damages, injuries, or deaths that result from their reckless decision to get behind the wheel of a car. Even when a person has been prescribed certain medications, many of these medications come with clear warning labels that prohibit them from operating a motor vehicle.

If you've been hit by a drunk driver, Austin accident attorneys will likely know your best course of action in moving forward with your case.

Specialized Attorneys: Responding to Drunk Driving Accidents

Although the law is very clear on legal liability in the event of a drunk driving accident, oftentimes professional, accident and injury attorneys are required to prove this liability in a court of law. Have you been hit by a drunk driver? Austin accident attorneys may be your best bet when it comes to ensuring that you're properly compensated by the guilty party.

While there's a wide selection of accident and injury attorneys working within the city of Austin, and central Texas in general, you'll want to make sure that you have a strong, reputable team of drunk driving accident lawyers - like those at Carabin Shaw - handling your case, especially when your physical recovery and emotional well-being are at stake.

We're Here to Help: First Consultation is Free

At Carabin Shaw, our legal team hosts the finest Austin, drunk driving accident lawyers, with a long record of professionalism and success on behalf of our clients. So if you've been hit by a drunk driver, our Austin, accident attorneys are ready and waiting to take up the case on your behalf.

The attorneys at the law offices of Carabin Shaw see it as our duty to help ensure that our clients receive justice and maximum compensation following any sort of accident, but especially when the guilty party caused an accident under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you or someone you care about has suffered needlessly at the hands of an intoxicated driver, don't hesitate to call our offices immediately. Our advanced legal team will get to work straight away and ensure that you have the best chances of receiving proper financial compensation, as is your legal right.

Toll-free #: 800-862-1260
Office #: 512-832-1101
Address: 111 Congress Ave #500, Austin, TX 78704

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1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701

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