There are lots of reasons why it’s dangerous to drive while intoxicated. Even a slight buzz can make it more difficult for you to process information, and if your reaction time is increased you won’t be able to react to dangerous conditions effectively. In other words, drunk drivers have trouble avoiding accidents, even when they don’t cause them. A 25-year-old Harris County man, Danny Sandoval, is dealing with just that situation, after being involved in a crash that killed a 23-year-old woman.
The woman lost control of her Honda Civic, striking a concrete wall and moving back into a lane of oncoming traffic. Mr. Sandoval, who was driving a Jeep Wrangler, struck the Civic when it pulled into oncoming traffic. Mr. Sandoval suffered no injuries, but was arrested on suspicion of DWI. A passenger in the Civic was moderately injured.
Although there is no way to know for sure whether Mr. Sandoval would have been able to avoid the accident had he not been drinking, that’s the type of question that often haunts the families of people killed by drunk drivers. Alcohol and machinery do not mix.
If your loved one has been killed or injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, you need a capable and compassionate attorney to advocate on your behalf. Grief is certainly the most significant consequences of accidental death, but the pain of loss can be greatly exacerbated by the financial pressures of medical bills, vehicle repairs, and lost time from work. And if you have been injured, you need to concentrate on getting well, not on fighting the insurance company and worrying about how you will pay the bills.
The attorneys at Houston Accident Attorneys are very experienced with helping the victims of drunk driver negligence. Call or email us today with details of your case, and we will schedule your free initial appointment. This first consultation is at no-cost to you, and you have no obligation to retain an attorney. Even if you do hire us, you’ll owe us nothing until we receive a settlement for you. Contact us today, and see what Houston Accident Attorneys can do for you!