Motor vehicle accidents can occur even when drivers do their utmost to pay attention to everything going on around them. There are numerous distractions that can affect a driver’s ability to avoid obstacles on the road. When a driver is driving under the influence of alcohol, however, his or her ability to respond quickly to obstacles on the road and changes in road conditions drops considerably, and his or her propensity for causing harmful accidents increases considerably. Such accidents can sometimes have fatal results. This is one of the many reasons why it is very important for motor vehicle drivers to avoid drunk driving or other negligent conduct that could cause auto accidents to occur.
One Texas man recently was arrested in connection with allegations that he was drunk driving and caused serious injuries to a mother and her daughter. The man was traveling westbound on a Texas roadway when his Ford car crossed into oncoming traffic. He hit an eastbound Ford pickup truck head-on.
The passengers in the truck included a mother and her 8-year-old daughter. Both were sent to local hospitals for treatment, but the young girl had to be airlifted. State troopers arrested the driver of the car and charged him with two counts of intoxicated assault. As this accident illustrates, drunk driving can have devastating and lasting results.
When a driver engages in drunk driving or other reckless conduct on the roads and it results in another person getting hurt or dying, there are options available to Texas victims or their families to hold the reckless party financially accountable for the harm they caused. A victim who is injured could be entitled to a personal injury claim to seek restitution for the expenses incurred in medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages that have resulted from a painful and traumatic drunk driving accident. This can help restore a person to the same financial state that he or she was in before the accident.
Source: valleycentral.com, Man jailed after DWI wreck leaves mother, young daughter injured, Sergio Chapa, Nov. 6, 2013