Early Morning DUI Crash Kills Two
In the middle of last month, two men were killed in a vehicle accident caused by a suspected drunk driver. The accident happened just before the holiday, so the story seemed to fade from people’s minds, but we want to bring it up again.
Because Dallas motorists face dangers at all times of the day, and drunk drivers are just one of those dangers. This accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of Regal Row and State Highway 114. Police say that a vehicle was traveling southbound when another car rammed its right passenger side, sending it spinning. The vehicle that was struck hit a curb and rolled, killing both the driver and passenger.
The driver of the second vehicle was arrested under suspicion of DUI.
Do you know what to do if you are injured in a car accident that is caused by someone else’s negligence?
At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we are ready to help when you need a car accident attorney in Dallas. We want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
The numbers for the state of Texas can become overwhelming. For the latest reporting year, there were:
- 254,853 people injured in vehicle crashes
- 114,299 were serious injuries
- 3,721 people were killed
Vehicle accidents can alter people’s lives in many ways. Even people who sustain minor injuries in vehicles accidents can face medical bills they cannot afford. Simply taking a ride in an ambulance can cost nearly a thousand dollars. The ER visit can lead to another thousand.
For major injuries, the situation becomes dire. Consider the following common serious accident injuries:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Broken or dislocated bones
- And more
These injuries often require surgical intervention to repair and months of rehabilitation for recovery. The cost of care can rise into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. If a person is unable to return to work, they will lose the income they rely on to support themselves and their families.
Why They Happen
All too often, vehicle accidents are caused by negligent driving behavior. This can include:
- Drunk driving (the result of 28% of fatalities last year)
- Distracted driving (killed 449 people last year)
- Aggressive driving
How is it fair that a person has to suffer financially as well as physically due to the mistakes made by another person?
What Are Your Options?
If you or a loved one are injured in a vehicle accident that is caused by another person’s negligent behavior, we advise you to seek legal assistance now. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, out knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to step in to secure the compensation you need, including:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Money for income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- And more