According to The Right Step, 977 people died as a result of a DUI accident in 2016. Accidents in Austin, TX, accounted for 12 percent of all DUI crashes that year. If you have been the victim of a DUI accident, you need an attorney who will advocate for justice. Board-certified attorney Luke Dow has been fighting for the victims of drunk driving accidents for over two decades and can secure the damages you need to recover.
Drunk Driving Accident Statistics
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, drunk driving accidents frequently result in serious injury and death. In 2016 alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that:
- 28 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the United States involved an impaired driver
- 10,497 people died in alcohol-related driving crashes
- More than 1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics
Who Is Most At-Risk for a DUI?
The short answer is that younger people are more likely to drive while impaired. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that young drivers between 16 and 24 years of age accounted for 41 percent of drivers involved in fatal alcohol-related crashes in 2016.
Victims of drunk driving accidents can rely on a board-certified attorney such as Luke Dow to pursue negligent parties to the fullest extent of the law.
Who Is Held Responsible for My Injuries?
Injuries sustained as a result of a drunk driving accident can range from bruises and lacerations to paralysis and traumatic brain injury. Serious injuries do not only take a physical toll, but also pose a financial burden. Victims often need long-term medical care and home modifications, and they may be unable to work.
Victims of drunk driving accidents can rely on a board-certified attorney such as Luke Dow to pursue negligent parties to the fullest extent of the law. This may include the driver of the vehicle or their employer if they were driving for work. Mr. Dow can also use Texas dram shop laws to hold a bar or establishment responsible for damages if they served an intoxicated guest who went on to cause a drunk driving accident.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Building a case requires in-depth knowledge of DUI laws in Texas. An attorney will be able to establish that the intoxication level of the defendant was too high to safely operate a vehicle. By failing to exercise reasonable care, the defendant broke the law and must be held liable.
To do this, your attorney will file all necessary paperwork in a timely fashion, assemble evidence from eyewitness testimony, police reports, and accident reconstruction, and develop a strong argument. Choosing to pursue legal action without an attorney can jeopardize the success of your claim, and in turn, your financial future.
You Need the Best Representation in Austin
Attorney Luke Dow is board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, and he devotes 100 percent of his practice to litigation. For over 20 years, he has been fighting aggressively on behalf of his clients to secure the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Mr. Dow is ready to fight for you.
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