Drunk Driving Death Lawyers in Texas

If you or someone you know has been killed in a drunk driving accident the Pursley Law Firm can help you learn about the legal rights of the victim. Our Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers have successfully represented drunk driving accident death clients in Texas including Austin, Dallas, Tyler, Houston and San Antonio. Our DWI accident lawyers will represent you aggresively and are not afraid to go to trial.

The NHTSA (National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration) provides data that there were nearly 16,700 fatalities from alcohol related vehicle crashes in 2004 and 3,583 of those were in Texas. The age range of 20-29 has the highest rate of alcohol related fatal crashes, and the 30-39 age group is the second highest. However, those in the 30-39 and 40-49 age group have a higher average BAC of .17 (the legal limit is .08 in all 50 states). The median BAC (blood alcohol count) for all fatal crashes is .16, but 75% of drivers in these alcohol related crashes had a BAC of .10 or higher, while 25% of these drivers had a BAC of .21 or higher, almost twice the legal limit. These statistics are staggering and tragic; nearly 40% of the over 40,000 traffic accident fatalities in the U.S. were due to alcohol related crashes. Texas has the highest rate of wrongful death drunk driving fatalities in the U.S., even higher than California, a state with a larger population.

MADD and the NHTSA have a challenging battle as they try to eradicate drunk driving and drastically reduce the number of alcohol related traffic accident fatalities each year through education, sponsorship of prevention programs and other resources. It is a battle worth fighting when it means that 40,000 Americans every year would not be killed by the negligent, careless, and reckless behavior of another person driving while intoxicated.

If you have lost a loved one due to a drunk driver, please contact an attorney that will assist you in recovering damages to compensate you for your loss. Money may not fill the void in your life left by the tragic loss of your loved one, but it can help cover any medical, funeral, or burial expenses in addition to replacing any lost income or contribution your loved one made to your family.

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