Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Corpus Christi
When people decide to drive after they have been drinking, they are putting their lives and the lives of others at risk. In 2011, it was estimated that over 3,000 people in Texas were killed as the result of a drunk driver. This means that over 3,000 accidents could have been prevented. Many people who manage to survive car accidents are permanently disfigured as a result.
When a person drinks alcohol, his or her judgment is impaired. Alcohol also slows down a person’s reaction time. Furthermore, alcohol can cause blurry vision. The more a person drinks, the more likely he or she is to be involved in a car accident.
It is illegal in every state for a person to drive with a blood alcohol content, or BAC above 0.08. Keep in mind that people who are under the age of 21 are considered intoxicated if they have a BAC of 0.01 or above. People who are under the age of 21 cannot legally consume alcohol. In the past, the legal intoxication was 0.10.
Texas as well as all other states have made strict laws in order to deter drunk driving. People who are caught driving under the influence could spend 72 hours in jail. They could also be required to pay a $500 fine. There are harsher penalties for people who are caught driving under the influence for a second time. Repeat offenders can expect to spend anywhere from 180 days to two years in prison. They could also get their license revoked. People who get their license revoked will have to take the driving test again and re-apply for their license. Furthermore, repeat offenders could be required to pay a $10,000 fine.
I Was Hurt By A Drunk Driver. What Should I Do?
If you were hurt by a drunk driver, then you should contact the Zinda Law Group Firm. Our attorneys are experienced and trained to handle drunk driving cases. You may be able to get compensated for your injuries and lost income. There are several factors that will have to be taken into consideration before you can get compensated. However, our lawyers will work tirelessly to help you get the funds you deserve.