Waxahachie Auto Accident Attorney Upholds Rights of DUI Victims From Holiday Drunk Drivers | Law Firm Newswire

Waxahachie Auto Accident Attorney Upholds Rights of DUI Victims From Holiday Drunk Drivers

Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2011 - Texas Highway Patrol troopers will be out in force for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. This is the second year that police will be monitoring the Texas roadways for drunk drivers. The THP has arrested thousands of individuals who could have caused serious or fatal auto accidents.

“Intoxicated drivers can wreak havoc during the holidays,” said Waxahachie auto accident lawyer John Hale, of The Hale Law Firm. “Do yourself and other drivers a favor and either designate a driver who will not be drinking, call a taxi, or call a loved one to pick you up if you have had too much holiday cheer.”

It is also important to watch out for friends who might have had too much to drink. If an individual is aware that their friend, colleague, or family member has had a few too many drinks, offer to take them home.

“The cost of getting arrested, recovering from an auto or motorcycle accident, or living with the knowledge that you hurt someone seriously is not worth it,” said Hale.

Drivers who have a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher are classified as alcohol impaired. Authorities are especially concerned about alcohol impaired drivers during the nighttime hours, as midnight to 3 a.m. is known as the time when most drunk driving fatalities occur. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that an average of three DUI fatalities happen every hour nationally during this three-hour timeframe.

Accidents caused by drunk drivers subjects them to criminal prosecution and civil claims to compensate the victim for his or her medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. In instances where death occurs, claims for wrongful death and survivorship will also arise.

John Hale is a Waxahachie personal injury attorney and Ellis County personal injury lawyer helping injury victims near Dallas, Texas. Learn more at http://www.hale911.com/.

The Hale Law Firm
100 Executive Court, Suite 3
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Call: 888.425.3911

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