Drunk Driving Accidents in Texas

Drunk driving is hazardous and puts drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists in Brazos County at risk. If a drunk driver injured you or someone you love, you deserve justice. You shouldn’t suffer due to another person’s poor judgment and misconduct. That’s where The Payne Law Group steps in. 

Our Bryan drunk driving attorneys have decades of experience helping victims of drunk driving accidents obtain just compensation. When you consult with us, we will listen to your story, assess your circumstances, and explore your legal options. We have a well-deserved reputation for serving College Station and the surrounding areas with the highest professionalism. We offer services in Spanish and English. 

Contact us today to take advantage of your free injury case consultation. Our team is ready to listen to you and fight for your rights. 

Drunk Driving Statistics

Over the last few decades, countless organizations and entities have raised awareness of the dangers of driving while under the influence, but it’s still a big problem.

In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 30 people die in drunk driving accidents in the U.S. each day — more than 10,000 a year —  and one person every 50 minutes.

Dangers of Drunk Driving

Alcohol is known to impact the brain significantly, slowing down thought and reasoning processes and impairing muscle coordination. However, individuals need optimal coordination and reasoning abilities to operate a vehicle safely and avoid endangering themselves and others.

Several common dangers associated with drunk driving can lead to accidents and serious injuries:

  • Slowed reaction time: Reduced ability to react promptly increases the risk of accidents, as there’s less time to respond to road hazards, merging vehicles, or sudden traffic changes. This delay may fail to brake in time, leading to collisions with pedestrians, bicyclists, or other vehicles.
  • Poor decision-making: Alcohol can cloud your judgment and lead to impaired decision-making, prompting actions you wouldn’t typically take while sober, such as reckless driving or driving while distracted. Drunk drivers often exceed the speed limit, increasing the risk of losing control of their vehicle or being unable to brake in time to avoid collisions. Additionally, intoxicated drivers may disregard traffic signals, stop signs, and other safety measures.
  • Decreased vision: Clear vision is essential for safe driving, but alcohol impairs vision, making it challenging to navigate lanes or spot animals or pedestrians on the road ahead. This impaired vision increases the risk of accidents as drivers may not react in time to avoid potential hazards.
  • Fatigue: Drunk driving can induce fatigue, leading drivers to drift into other lanes, veer into oncoming traffic, or even fall asleep at the wheel. This exhaustion poses a severe risk of accidents as impaired drivers may be unable to maintain control of their vehicles or respond to changing road conditions effectively.

Identifying Responsibility in a Drunk Driving Crash

The responsibility for a drunk driving accident can be attributed to various parties. Typically, drunk drivers are held accountable for their actions, as they are obligated to ensure a safe environment for others while driving. However, liability may also extend to bar or restaurant owners if evidence suggests that their employees served alcohol to an intoxicated patron, contributing to the incident.

Determining Liability in a Drunk Driving Accident

Establishing liability and gathering essential evidence in the aftermath of a drunk driving accident requires the expertise of a skilled personal injury attorney. Our legal team is committed to guiding you through the claims process with effective communication and unwavering advocacy. It’s imperative to hold accountable those responsible for the harm inflicted on you and your loved ones—both physically and emotionally. With our assistance, you can pursue the compensation you deserve to address the financial repercussions of the incident.

Damages We Will Fight For

Trust The Payne Law Group to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages – present and future
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Permanent disability/disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Replacement services 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Don’t lose hope after your accident. Our team is here to recover what’s rightfully yours.

Talk To A Bryan Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Today

If a drunk driver has injured you or someone you love, turn to The Payne Law Group for the compassionate, effective representation you need and deserve. Contact us today so we can start working on your claim.