Every day, irresponsible drivers pose a serious threat to Houstonians. Possibly the most dangerous of Houston’s irresponsible drivers are drunk drivers.
Drunk driving is a serious problem in not only Houston but across the State of Texas. Texas continues to rank as one of the top states for drunk driving fatalities, with Houston being
the top city. Driving drunk is never okay – and when people ignore DWI laws and get onto high-speed freeways and tollways across Houston, while under the influence, they hurt people.
In fact, Houston’s Westpark Tollway has seen a concerning increase in crashes from April 2021-January 2022. In that timespan, six innocent people have died due to wrong-way wrecks – many of the crashes suspected to be caused by impaired drivers traveling at high speeds. These deaths were preventable.
How Does This Keep Happening?
To be honest, we’re not always sure what motivates people to get behind the wheel when they know they’ve had too much to drink. Especially with knowing that nowadays, rideshare companies, like Uber and Lyft, are so readily available for people across the greater Houston area. It continues to be an ongoing problem for Houston and Harris County that many are trying to stop.
What we do know is that it’s never okay for any person to drive drunk or buzzed and recklessly put others’ lives at risk. And if someone does drive under the influence and hurt an innocent person, they need to be held accountable. Driving drunk can cause life-altering damages, like traumatic brain injuries, severe spinal injuries, or loss of limbs. Unfortunately, an incredibly common outcome of drunk driving wrecks is death, which can happen to anyone, including children, teenagers, or adults.
The Impact Drunk Driving Has on Houstonians
Drunk driving impacts people across Houston, from Lake Jackson to Sugar Land to Katy and beyond. It can happen on any highway, like the 610 Loop, the busy I-45 highway, 288, and the Katy freeway. It can affect people of any age, at any time of the day. And ultimately, it causes immeasurable heartbreak for families after they’ve lost a child, a parent, a spouse, or a sibling.
What Do I Do If I or a Loved One Was Hurt by a Drunk Driver in Houston?
It can be difficult to know where to start or what steps to take next when dealing with an injury that was caused because of drunk driving. Another aspect of drunk driving wrecks that can be confusing is how to keep track of the criminal case and charges against the at-fault driver. That’s why our Houston drunk driving car wreck team works hard every day to ensure that people across the Bayou City get the right representation for their case – to make sure that the reckless drunk driver who harmed you or your loved one is properly held accountable and that you or your loved one are able to recover after the wreck.
Our team has successfully represented many Texas families in their cases against drunk drivers – we understand the amount of stress and anxiety that come with these types of cases, which is why our team works hard to make sure our clients don’t have to sweat the small stuff and can focus on moving forward.
To get help now, call us at (281) 857-6116 or email [email protected]. You can also reach us by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.
Car wrecks can be overwhelming - that's why we created a guide to help you and your loved ones if you've been hit by a reckless driver. Download our guide below or contact us to have a member of our team send you your free copy.