Austin has had a rash of drunk driving injuries in the last several months, including the huge SXSW wreck.
After Kelly Noel, a local popular blogger, was killed by a drunk driver this weekend, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo is calling for a summit on drunk driving issues. The article noted that fifty-five percent of Austin’s traffic fatalities this year involved drivers who were impaired by alcohol or drugs.
I don’t know whether a summit is the answer. But I am encouraged by the discussion. Like alcoholism, recognizing you have a problem might be the first step in treating it.
Unfortunately, this larger problem only reflects what we’re seeing in our firm. Over the last couple of years, we have been helping more and more clients who are being seriously injured by drunk drivers. And while most of these cases have been late night wrecks, it seems there are more and more happening during the day.
This might be better for another article, but if you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, and you’re looking for a lawyer to help, make sure the lawyer has ample experience in representing victims of DWI or DUI. Most lawyers treat these as run of the mill car wreck cases. But they aren’t. There are a number of important steps and tactics that good attorneys utilize to help increase the value of your case. Make sure you have a lawyer who can adequately represent you and your interests.