Dallas Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Driving drunk is one of the most dangerous and frequently committed crimes in the United States. Unfortunately, many people become comfortable driving “buzzed,” where they are technically under the legal limit of .08% blood alcohol concentration, and can easily segue into driving with a BAC above the legal limit. According to MADD, by the time a drunk driver is arrested, he or she will have driven drunk, on average, over 80 times. This pervading sense of confidence and “it won’t happen to me” attitude encourages risky habits and increases the chances of the driver getting in dangerous—and potentially deadly—accidents.
At the Benton Law Firm, our Dallas drunk driving accident attorneys recognize the incredible danger that drunk driving poses to other drivers and how devastating these accidents can be for the victims and their families. Our team is devoted to pursuing the victim’s civil suit and working to get our clients any compensation to which they may be entitled.
Dangers of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Contrary to popular belief, the effects of alcohol are a result of the number of drinks an individual consumes in a certain amount of time—not on the type of alcohol consumed. Therefore, for example, having three beers over the course of an hour with friends can easily raise an individual’s BAC to illegal levels. The effects of alcohol on motor skills and mental capacity are numerous and can become severe with excessive alcohol consumption. These effects include:
- Increased reaction time
- Lack of coordination and balance
- Inability to focus
- Impaired vision
- Irrational and impulsive decisions
Pairing these symptoms with a heavy, powerful motor vehicle is extremely dangerous. Drunk driving can result in serious injury, including brain and head trauma, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, broken bones, and even fatality.
Contact a Dallas Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Our legal team at The Benton Law Firm understands that the after-effects of a devastating accident can take an enormous toll—physical, emotional, and financial—on the injured party and his or her family. If you or a loved one has been a victim in a drunk driving accident, know that you may be entitled to compensation as well as justice for any injury or wrongful death that may have occurred. Call our Dallas offices at (214) 777-7777 and schedule a consultation to discuss your potential case and explore your legal options.