Austin DWI Victim Attorney
Skilled DWI Victim Lawyer Serving Austin, TX
Unfortunately, nearly every day we pass by billboards littered throughout the city of Austin advertising for DWI defense. These attorneys have a profession of defending their clients who may have caused DWI accidents, and while everyone is entitled to defense, there are not nearly enough advertisements for the victims of these DWI accidents. The victims are often the ones who suffer the most severe injuries and possibly even death due to the negligence of the other driver. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries as a result of a DWI accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our qualified Austin DWI Victim Attorney, Joe Lopez.
DWI Accidents in Texas
The total number of DWI accidents in Texas was 25,671 for 2012. Out of this number, 1,642 were in Travis County. While the majority of accidents were classified as “non-injury” crashes, 32 were fatal, and 490 resulted in serious injuries. The number of fatal accidents throughout the state related to DWI accidents was 965 for 2012. Travis County may have a low incident of fatal DWI accidents, but this does not mean that the accidents are any less serious.
The number of car accident and truck accident deaths throughout Texas have not decreased as much as officials have hoped over the last 10 years. 2010 was the year for the lowest number of fatalities, but since then, the number has crept back up. DWI deaths account for one-third the number of fatalities throughout the state.
DWI Injuries and Damages
DWI victims often suffer injuries that can be quite severe. A person driving while intoxicated often behaves in a reckless manner, such as driving high over the speed limit and swerving throughout lanes. Other DWI drivers can barely see the road, and end up driving on the wrong side of the road. Head-on collisions are unfortunately quite common for DWI accidents and they are often fatal. Any DWI accident can leave you with the following injuries:
- Brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Internal trauma
- Broken bones
DWI cases are often criminal cases, but as a victim of a DWI accident, with the help of skillful Austin DWI victim lawyer you maybe be able to seek compensation outside of criminal court in civil court. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earnings in the case of severe injuries, and pain and suffering. You should not be forced to pay for your medical bills and suffer unemployment because of the actions of another person.
Call Our Austin DWI Victim Attorney Today
If you or a loved one were a victim in a DWI accident, do not hesitate to contact Joe Lopez. Attorney Joey Lopez has years of experience in protecting his clients and ensuring that they receive what they are entitled to for their injuries. Texas legislators have worked hard to implement laws to force intoxicated drivers to stay off the road, but they are not always effective. Contact our Austin personal injury lawyer today for your initial free consultation.