As 2012 approaches, many folks will be traveling Texas roadways going to see family, attending get-togethers, and ringing in the New Year with parties. It is well known that this time of year is a time of year where drunk driving is on the rise. Last year, more that 12,000 people were killed in crashes involving blood alcohol limits greater than the legal limit of .08. Sadly, Texas generally leads all of our nation’s states in alcohol related vehicle crashes. About every 20 minutes in Texas…someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol. One crash is simply too many!
If you are going to celebrate the New Year, keep the following in mind:
-Never drink and drive;
-Never let anyone who you think has had too much to drink drive;
-If you need a ride after drinking, call a cab. Many cab companies have discounted or even free rides for New Year’s party-goers;
-Make plans for your event early. Designate a friend to stay sober and take on driver duties.
The attorneys at The Stewart Law Firm are familiar with traumatic injuries and the prosecution of claims on behalf of drunk driving victims. The Stewart Law Firm understands the life-changing effects that can occur as a result of the negligent acts of a drunk driver. If you have a question regarding an injury caused by a drunk driver, contact The Stewart Law Firm for a free consultation today. The Stewart Law Firm is steadfast in the pursuit of justice on behalf of drunk driving victims. Put the power of The Stewart Law Firm to work for you today.
The Stewart Law Firm can be reached, toll-free, at (877) 326-0411. The Stewart Law Firm is located at 3000 South IH-35, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78704. Visit is on the web at www.thestewartlawfirm.net. Cases handled by The Stewart Law Firm include catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, injuries caused by drunk drivers, traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries, motorcycle crashes, motor vehicle crashes, commercial truck crashes, train crashes, bus crashes, and defective products.