Midland Drunk Driving Accidents
Drivers that get behind the wheel of a car after having one too many drinks are a serious threat on the road, and nowhere is that threat more common than in Midland, Texas.
Across the Permian Basin, driving under the influence accounts for a startling number of total motor vehicle crashes. According to Texas Department of Transportation, the rate of Midland drunk driving accidents per-capita is nearly 150% of Austin, arguably the most notorious drinking city in the state. An even more sobering fact from those statistics is that one of every two fatalities in all Midland auto accidents involves an intoxicated driver behind the wheel.
You don’t have to be a lawyer to know the rules on drinking and driving . Any person 21 years or older who registers a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher is considered intoxicated in the state of Texas. Furthermore, a commercial truck driver cannot have a blood alcohol content higher .04 – roughly the same amount of alcohol in a single pint of beer. Despite knowing this, drinkers in Midland still roll the dice, choosing to drive after leaving the local bar or restaurant. These irresponsible decisions often have life-changing consequences, and not just for those who made them.
Unfortunately, it is often the innocent or unaware that become victims of Midland drunk driving accidents. Responsible motorists often don’t realize just how many impaired drivers share the road with them. This is especially true of those driving after dark on Highway 191, widely the most dangerous stretch of road in Midland, where as many as 7 out of 11 cars after 9pm have an intoxicated person behind the wheel.
For the thirty percent of American drivers who will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some time in their lives, the varieties of misfortune are not only wide, they can come all at once. The least and luckiest of these is property loss and monetary damages. The less fortunate scenarios result in serious and permanent injury, including disfigurement, spinal cord and brain damage, loss of limb, or paralysis. The worst of all is death.
Even after the dust of the accident clears, the danger is not over. The terrible truth is that, even after suffering the worst through no fault of their own, victims can still lose even more. Both`the lawyers and insurers of at-fault drivers have every motivation to evade their responsibility towards victims. Without their own skilled attorney to defend them, those victims may lose the most important thing they have left: justice.
At Carabin & Shaw’s Midland offices, our attorneys are here to protect the rights of those who have been affected by the negligence of a drunk driver. With over two decades of combined knowledge and experience with DUI accident cases, we have created a record of proven success.
When you find yourself the victim of another’s decision to drink and drive, life can quickly become a nightmare. You may not know where to start. Dealing with the personal trauma or the loss of a loved one caused by a drunk driver can be very difficult, and dealing with the at-fault insurance company and endless paperwork is likely the last thing on your mind.
Carabin & Shaw fights to get victims of drunk drivers the compensation they are entitled, bringing them the peace of mind they need, so they can focus on healing. Our lawyers understand that families need to mourn their loss, and are here to help attend to the matters of the case. You should be at home with your friends and family, putting the pieces of the world back together, or planning for the future, not waiting in court or decoding legal documents.
If you need a Midland drunk driving accident lawyer, contact our offices by phone or online, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. they will evaluate your case with a free initial consultation at no risk to you.
Call today. We’ll give you the answers you need, and you can take one step closer to relief.
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