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Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in El Paso

Cases surrounding drinking alcohol and driving a vehicle are called by a variety of names: driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI) and drunk driving. Regardless of the terminology, drinking and driving is the act of operating a vehicle with blood alcohol levels higher than the legal limit. When an individual experiences injuries from a car accident involving a  drunk driver, he or she should contact an experienced El Paso drunk driver attorney at Zinda Law Group to protect their legal rights.

With the volume of traffic in El Paso and throughout Texas, drunk driving accidents occur on a regular basis. According to the statistics of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2011 there were:

  • 1,358 fatal accidents in Texas where one driver had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher
  • 1,547 people were killed in Texas in accidents where one driver had a BAC of between 0.01 percent and 0.07 percent.
  • 3,016 total fatalities in Texas were caused by accidents where at least one driver had been drinking alcohol.

Seeking Damages in Drunk Driving Accidents

Accidents caused by drinking and driving in El Paso have the potential to inflict substantial harm to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. In many instances, people who experienced serious injury caused by a drunk driver had been following all traffic laws and were acting responsibly.

Drunk driving accidents can leave injuries and scars that affect the victim and their family for years. Sometimes victims experience substantial physical injury, such as catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries. In the worst cases, these accidents can cause wrongful death. In addition to physical injuries, victims of drunk drivers may face overwhelming emotional issues. Injured parties should consult with a competent El Paso drunk driving injury lawyer to seek advice and help obtaining compensation for their injuries.

In addition to physical and emotional costs, drunk driving accidents can also cause the victim financially. Medical bills and hospital stays can quickly add up for a victim. Also, an individual may be unable to work and lose income or wages. They may have property damage such as a wrecked car. He or she may need costly in-home care and rehabilitation. Hiring an experienced El Paso drunk driver accident attorney can help you obtain compensation for all the physical, emotional, and financial ways the accident cost you as a victim. 

In many cases, the person responsible may face criminal charges in addition to civil litigation. These civil charges serve to benefit the injured parties. A drunk driving accident lawyer will have experience in these cases and will review police reports, interview witnesses, and analyze the circumstances surrounding the accident. They will seek to determine the full cost of the client’s injuries and how the accident caused or contributed to those damages. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, call an attorney at Zinda Law Group of El Paso for a free consultation today. As one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we win your case. 

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