Drunk driving accidents are serious business. In the United States, more than 30% of annualauto accident fatalities occur due to drunk drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 11,773 drunk driving-related fatalities were reported in 2008. On average, the NHTSA reports that a drunk driver kills someone every 45 minutes.

What Constitutes Drunk Driving?

If a driver has a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or greater, he is considered over the legal limit in the State of Texas. For the average 180-pound man, this is about four drinks, although impairment begins after one or two for most men this size. For a 120-pound woman, two drinks is enough to often put her over the legal limit of .08 BAC.

Drunk Driving Cases Can Be Complicated

Because of the impaired state of a drunk driver, it can be difficult to get an accurate report of what occurred during an accident scene investigation. Especially when the unimpaired victim is in serious condition and unable to talk to police or lawyers, the truth can be hard to ascertain. At The Goolsby Law Firm, we know how to work with police investigators to collect evidence and talk to witnesses to find out what really happened. We can also employ accident reconstruction experts to help determine negligence in drunk driving accidents.

Some drunk driving accidents are also hit-and-runs, meaning the driver fled the scene after causing the accident. In these cases, it’s especially important to have a qualified Dallas drunk driving accident lawyer fighting for your rights. At  The Goolsby Law Firm, we will leave no stone unturned to try to track down drunk drivers who hit and run.

Our goal is to get you maximum damages for personal injury or wrongful death cases caused by drunk drivers. There is no excuse for these types of crimes, and we are committed to getting you justice. According to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), 50-75% of drunk drivers who have their licenses suspended continue to drive. We hope that successful litigation on your behalf will stop another drunk driver from getting behind the wheel. Call the Dallas drunk driving accident lawyers at The Goolsby Law Firm today at 972-394-2141 or on to schedule a free consultation. We work on a contingent fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you recover damages for your loss.