Drunk drivers can cause significant crashes injuring passengers in their vehicles, drivers of other cars, pedestrians, and cyclists. There were 65,539 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2013 with 89,270 people suffering from serious injuries. Drunk drivers contribute considerably to these numbers. Drunk driving accidents can cause serious injuries including, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and even death.
Car accidents claim the lives of many individuals each year. When drivers do not obey the rules of the road, such as, choosing to text while driving, speed or drive recklessly, or fail to follow traffic signs, people are hurt. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car crash, The Nigam Law Firm is ready and able to help.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk drivers put everyone on the road at risk. Drunk drivers have impaired decision-making skills and decreased ability to react in the event of an emergency. They aren’t able to safely operate a vehicle. As a result, they should not get behind the wheel. The bartenders, waitresses, or hosts that continue to serve visibly intoxicated people may also be responsible when these drunk drivers hurt someone on the road or a pedestrian walking on the sidewalk.
Auto Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers owe a duty to pedestrians walking in the cross walk or along sidewalks. Drivers must watch for pedestrians and yield to them when they have the right of way. Cars and trucks can cause significant harm to pedestrians. If you were hit by a car or truck while crossing the street or a parking lot, contact The Nigam Law Firm today.