Texas had 971 people killed in DUI accidents last year. The breakdown of that number shows that no one is safe when a drunk or impaired individual gets behind the wheel. Here is some information on who was killed in these fatal DUI accidents.
— In the category of pedestrians and pedalcyclists, 37 were killed by the drunk driver of a motor vehicle.
— There were 163 people killed who were passengers in a drunk driver’s motor vehicle.
— Another 163 people were killed who were not passengers in a drunk driver’s motor vehicle, but were in another vehicle.
— One person was killed who was listed as “other.”
— Finally, 677 drunk drivers were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
At the Levine Law Firm, P.C., we represent victims and family members of victims who were injured or killed due to a drunk driver. These individuals who are responsible for such tragedies will usually face criminal charges; however, a criminal charge is not necessary for us to help you pursue compensation for your injuries or the death of a loved one.
We will review the evidence available from the accident, including police reports, medical reports, photos and more. We have experts in various fields that can testify in court, if needed, such as accident reconstructionists.
We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. You may need to heal from your injuries or deal with your loved one’s passing. We can fight for the compensation you need to recover medical bills, lost wages or final expenses. To learn more about recovering compensation, please visit our webpage on the topic.