Alcohol-related car accidents make up more than 30 percent of all traffic deaths each year in the United States. Thousands of innocent people suffer serious injury, and thousands more lose their lives due to a person’s poor judgment. In fact, Texas leads the nation in the number of fatal car accidents caused by drunk drivers. An accident can be a huge disruption to your life. You have enough to worry about, not the least of which is your full, speedy recovery. That is why it is important to have caring, compassionate legal counsel on your side during this difficult time.
Our firm understands how angry you may feel and how frustrating and overwhelming the aftermath of an accident can be. While you focus on healing, leave it to the attorneys at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs to handle the legal aspect of your case. We will fight for the compensation you need and deserve. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, or have suffered the loss of someone you love, please call the Houston drunk driver accident attorneys at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs as soon as possible. Our award-winning drunk driver accident lawyers stand ready to fight for you!
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The Damage Caused by Drunk Driving
The influence of alcohol severely affects a driver’s ability to see clearly, judge distance accurately, and react quickly. Alcohol impacts hand-eye coordination as well. Being drunk can seriously debilitate a person’s driving abilities overall.
Alcohol’s effects commonly cause individuals who drive drunk to operate their vehicle at very high speeds and disobey the rules of the road. These elements alone are dangerous enough to other people, but the effects on reaction time and vision add another layer of hazard to the act of distracted driving. When a drunk driver can’t see or reacts slowly to things they can see, they can strike other drivers, as well as pedestrians.
Drunk driving often results in:
- Pedestrian accidents
- Accidents caused by driving or turning the wrong way on a street
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Swerving into other drivers
- Driving into property (walls, houses, etc.)
These types of accidents can cause severe injury to all drivers and passengers involved in the incident.
A collision-related injury can result in temporary or partial damage to all of the body’s systems, most often:
- The limbs, ribs, and other bones
- The spinal cord
- Muscles, ligaments, tendons, and soft tissues
- The brain
- Skin — cuts and scrapes are common, as well as burns
- The internal organs
After a car accident involving a drunk driver, victims should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if there are no visual injuries, an examination is always necessary, in case of the possibility of internal bleeding or other injuries that are not immediately obvious.
What Types of Compensation Can You Recover After an Accident?
A car accident can lead to a catastrophic injury and have huge implications for a person’s life. The physical pain from a serious injury can be substantial, and the long-term effects can be even more problematic. Rehabilitative care may be necessary to set a person on the path to recovery, or in severe cases, lifelong medical care may be needed. The most severe injuries can prevent the victim from ever again enjoying a normal life.
The expenses of care and rehabilitation, compounded by an inability to work and a loss of wages, can spell financial disaster to an injured person. A personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver can bring you compensation for these costs. You should not have to pay a penny out of pocket for an accident that you didn’t cause!
When you work with Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, you may be compensated for the following damages:
If you are considering filing a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one, damages may include:
- Medical care
- Pain and suffering prior to death
- Loss of support
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral and burial expenses
Hundreds of Millions Recovered for Our Clients
Drunk driving is one of the most careless offenses a driver can commit, and drivers should be held responsible for their negligence. Our team has more than 100 years of combined experience fighting on behalf of drunk driver accident victims and have an impressive history of results.
Each case is different, so consult with an attorney at our firm for more information on what types of compensation you can pursue in a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Our ultimate goal is to maximize your compensation so that you have what you need to focus on your recovery. You deserve justice – let us help!
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