Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve driving while intoxicated. That’s one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of these crashes is more than $44 billion. Those are costs that victims will bear if they don’t demand fair compensation from the insurance giants.
Choosing to drive a car after drinking alcohol to the point of intoxication is a grossly negligent decision that can and does have disastrous consequences for everyone on the road, from drivers to motorcyclists and bicyclists to pedestrians. In Texas, the victims of a drunk driving collision are entitled to recover compensation for their injuries and damages, as well as exemplary damages designed to punish drunk drivers and send a message to the community at large.
At Gibbs & Crivelli, we proudly work to help victims get fairly compensated for their harms and losses, such as physical injuries, medical bills, and lost income after a drunk driving crash. We have handled hundreds of lawsuits and insurance claims related to DWI collisions. We have all the resources and experience necessary to fight vigorously on behalf of our clients. Both Drew Gibbs and Scott Crivelli have served as lawyers for the government, prosecuting criminal cases against drunk drivers. We have even helped train law enforcement officers on administering field sobriety testing and DWI investigations. If you have sustained an injury or lost a loved one because of a drunk driver, contact us now to schedule a free consultation.
In Texas, “intoxication” is defined as either the loss of the “normal use” of mental or physical faculties, or a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher. It doesn’t take very many drinks for most people to reach the legal definition of intoxication. Minors in Texas can also be charged with DUI for driving with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system.
The injuries caused by drunk drivers can be catastrophic if not fatal. These drivers have little control of their vehicles, frequently driving too fast for conditions or against oncoming traffic. In these circumstances, other drivers barely stand a chance. Pedestrians and bicyclists involved in DWI crashes are very often killed.
At Gibbs & Crivelli, we know well that a DWI collision can turn your life upside down. We can’t turn back the clock and prevent you from being a victim, but we can turn the tables and work to ensure you get justice for your harms and losses.
Contact the attorneys at Gibbs & Crivelli.