10/07/2013 // 1-800 Car Wreck // Eberstein & Witherite // (press release)
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can yield very serious consequences for those who commit this offense. Not only does it make one responsible for damages incurred by injured victims, but it can also lead to very serious criminal charges that may warrant jail time. The case of a suspected Houston drunken driver recently made headlines after he was charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with a fatal car accident.
The 24-year-old man was stated in a KTRK report to have run a red light while on the service road of the Southwest Freeway, hitting three vehicles in the intersection.
A female passenger in one of the vehicles reportedly died at the scene, and three other individuals sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital. The drunk driving suspect was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter and accident involving injury/death.
Unfortunately, cases like this happen all too often, say the Houston accident injury attorneys of 1-800-Car-Wreck. Individuals who choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol are not only being careless with their own lives, but are making a bad decision that can have a tremendous impact on the lives of others. The attorneys place heavy emphasis on the importance of a crackdown in both the civil and criminal justice system on drunk driving in addition to the need for more community efforts to create widespread awareness about the risks people take when such a bad decision is made.
Houston car accident victims who have been injured by a drunk driver can receive legal help in getting fair compensation for their injuries. The 1-800-Car-Wreck helpline is available for those with questions about their legal options 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Individuals can contact the Eberstein & Witherite law firm today for a free case evaluation.
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