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Drunk Driving Injury

Drunk Driving Injury Lawyer Houston

Alcohol and Drug Accidents:

Alcohol & Drug Accidents Lawyer HoustonTexas Trial Lawyer Steve Ferrell handles civil cases involving deaths and injuries caused by serious accidents involving alcohol or drugs. Steve handles these cases all over Texas.

Every year, thousands of people are killed or seriously injured by drunk drivers and persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Alcohol-related crashes continue to take a toll on Texas roadways. In 2002-2004, an estimated 40-42% of all fatalities occurred in crashes wherein the driver had a Blood Alcohol Content ≥ 0.08, the legal limit for intoxication in Texas since 1999. In the past 10 years, Texas has enacted several important laws (e.g., Zero Tolerance for Minors in 1997; the 0.08 BAC Law in 1999; and the Driver Responsibility Act in 2003) to reduce alcohol-related crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Texas has recently edged out California as the state with the most alcohol-related motor-vehicle fatalities and the highest number of fatalities with drivers over the .08% legal limit. These drunk driving statistics have shown improvement however. In 1982, the highest number of alcohol related deaths were reported, when 2,801 of our fellow citizens died. The lowest number were reported in 2008, with 1463. The percentage of traffic fatalities that were alcohol related was highest in 1982 also, with 66%. That percentage dropped to its lowest level in 2008 also, showing 43% of traffic fatalities as alcohol related.

For the most recent year reported, out of all traffic fatalities, 38% involved a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher, down from 61% in 1982.

Steve Ferrell is Double Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law.

The Ferrell Law Firm, P.C. is committed to assisting victims of accidents caused by drugs or alcohol. Whether the alcohol or drug related accident happens on the highway, at the lake, or somewhere else, we can help you evaluate your case and pursue a lawsuit against the drunk or impaired driver and their insurance company.

In cases involving accidents caused by drugs or alcohol, we typically retain an expert toxicologist to help the jury understand the dangers of drugs and alcohol and the effects of drugs and alcohol on the human body. We try to help jurors and the public at large appreciate the dangers to society that drunk or impaired drivers represent.

We only charge a fee if you make a recovery.  If you or someone you love has been the victim of an accident caused by a drunk driver or a person abusing drugs, contact The Ferrell Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation.