Laredo Drunks on the Road
Every year, thousands of innocent people get hit or run over by drunks on the road. In most cases, the victims are just taking a walk, driving to or from work or taking a ride. It is despicable for one to lose life and limb in auto accidents that can be avoided. We cannot take any more stories about individuals whose lives were stolen from them due to drunk driving. Something needs to be done to deal with this problem once and for all.
Back in 2010, Laredo TX recorded 14 fatal car accidents which involved 18 vehicles. Of these 14 fatal car accidents 3 were caused by drunk drivers. In 2011, 13 fatal accidents were recorded of which 3 were also caused by drunk drivers. As the numbers suggest, drunk driving is a serious problem that continues to burden the economy not only with monetary costs but also with preventable human tragedy. More needs to be done to stop the drunks behind the wheel.
Over the last two decades, our Law Firm has worked hard to fight for the rights of innocent victims who fall prey to drunk driving. We have a team of Lawyers who represent accident victims in law suits against the perpetrators of this heinous crime. If need be, our Firm will also sue the Night Clubs and Bars that over-serve the drunks. They too have a role to play in keeping our roads safe and should be held liable if need be.
While drunk drivers should be held liable for their conduct or actions, other parties may also be to blame. Most alcohol-related accidents are caused by heavy drinkers whose drinking may be kept in check by the attendants in Bars/ Night Clubs. Lives can be saved with just a simple gesture – regulating the amount of booze served to revelers. If one has had one too many there no more alcohol should be served to them.
In the state of Texas, the law holds accountable night club owners, bar owners and other parties who provide or serve alcohol to revelers who are visibly intoxicated. If it's obvious that a reveler is intoxicated to the extent that he/ she poses a danger to himself/ herself and others around, a duty arises to stop providing them with booze.
If a business continues to provide or serve alcohol to a visibly intoxicated reveler who later on causes a traffic accident then the business may also be held liable for the victim' damages. Damages as used in this context may refer to a number of things including mental anguish, physical pain, disfigurement, loss of income-earning capacity or loss of future earnings as a result of the accident. In some cases, damages are awarded to cover the victim's medical costs (this may also include all costs associated with future nursing/ care of the victim). That's how costly drunk driving can be!
If you or a loved one get injured in a traffic accident caused by a drunk driver then you are entitled to compensation. If you are looking for answers and information about how to deal with cases of drunk driving then call in Carabin Shaw. The law firm of Carabin and Shaw have been helping victims of drunk driving in Texas since 1992.
In Laredo call us today at 956.333.3333.