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Drunk drivers cause nearly 1 in 3 deadly car accidents in Louisiana, Texas, and across the U.S. (source: CDC). Like distracted driving and aggressive driving, drunk driving is 100% avoidable — and the reckless motorists who drink and drive can be liable for the crashes, injuries, and deaths they cause.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we are devoted to helping people just like you recover from drunk driving wrecks. For more than two decades, our 5-star drunk driving accident lawyers have been providing extraordinary representation and strategic advocacy to win when it matters most.
No matter how challenging a case may be, we have the skills, knowledge, resources, and tenacity to achieve successful resolutions in and outside the courtroom. That’s why we’ve been recognized as top drunk driving accident lawyers in Louisiana and Texas — and it’s why you can rely on us when it’s time to seek justice and compensation after being injured by a drunk driver.
To get answers about your legal options after a drunk driving wreck, simply contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. We are here for you, ready to help 24/7.
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*CDL = Commercial driver’s license
Despite these laws — and increasingly harsh penalties for drunk drivers — far too many motorists continue to get behind the wheel when they’re impaired by alcohol.
|Typical Driver Impairments by BAC Level
|Difficulties visually tracking objects that are moving rapidly Problems performing two tasks at once Greater likelihood of driver distraction
|Coordination & steering impairments Greater impairments with visually tracking moving objects Poor judgment & responsiveness when emergencies or the unexpected happens on the road
|Substantial perception & concentration impairments Difficulties processing information & controlling vehicle speeds Short-term memory loss
|Impaired ability to slow or stop vehicles Lane drifting/inability to stay in one’s lane of traffic
|Significant loss of muscle control & balance Minimal ability to safely maneuver vehicles & process what’s happening in the driving environment
You may not know if another driver was drunk right after you’ve been hit. Follow-up investigations, however, can bring motorist impairment to light while helping you collect the evidence you need to prove liability. Depending on the crash and the circumstances surrounding it, crucial evidence to support a drunk driving accident case could include anything from a police report and BAC test results to witness statements, accident-scene photos, and more.
That means that you may not have the right to file a drunk driving case if the filing deadline (or the “statute of limitations”) has passed. In Texas, the law provides two years from the date of the accident to file a case while Louisiana law provides one year. If the injuries are diagnosed or end up taking a victim’s life on a date following the accident, then the later date (i.e., the date of diagnosis or death) will typically start the “clock” for a claim’s statute of limitations.
A “dram shop” refers to any establishment that sells liquor for on-site consumption. In many cases, state dram shop laws cover bars, restaurants, hosts of private parties, and/or others. In Texas, the law permits crash victims to sue dram shops when they’ve overserved the drunk drivers who have caused wrecks. That’s not the case in Louisiana, however, where the law places the responsibility for these crashes solely on the person consuming the alcohol, rather than those who sell it.
Don’t wait to get answers, advocacy, and exceptional representation after a drunk driving car accident. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, the road to recovery may not be easy — and you don’t have a lot of time to navigate it. You also don’t have to pursue justice alone.
The drunk driving accident attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers are proud to partner with victims and families to help them fight for the recoveries they deserve.
We have a deep understanding of the challenges victims can face when it’s time to file claims — and we are highly skilled at surmounting even the toughest challenges to help victims like you win and get justice. Discover the difference our team can make in your case and recovery by contacting us today.