Summer time in Texas means heat! Weekend holidays are a very popular time for people to get away and drink, cold drinks, and specifically alcohol. More people will also be on the road. So upcoming summer holidays can be dangerous for drivers. Avoid drunk driving accidents if you live in Texas. Independence day and Labor Day average 500 deaths nationally about every year. Thanksgiving ha the most road deaths a year. A Houston car accident lawyer can help a client acquire compensation for injuries suffered in an accident with a drunk driver.
According to the U.S Department of Transportation, TXDOT in 2011, there were more than 1200 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities. 175 of those fatalities related to people under the age of 21. About 70 percent of the deaths of drivers had a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .15 or over. That is about double the legal limit of .08 in Texas. Drunk driving is a serious offense in Texas and it is responsible for the deaths of thousands every year. If you see a drunk driver on the road, call the police, the Houston Police Department if you are in Houston. A Houston personal injury lawyer can help people suffering from injuries and damages resulting from a drunk driving car accident that happened in Texas involving a drunk driver.
– Article By Richard Weaver