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El Paso Drunk Driving Accidents

Effective Advocacy from Experienced El Paso Injury Lawyers

Drinking and driving is a serious problem in El Paso and throughout Texas. Public advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ranks this state as being close to the worst in the nation in terms of DWI accidents, with 40% of all traffic fatalities occurring in car accidents where one of the drivers was intoxicated. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that there were a total of 694 drunk driving accidents in El Paso in 2011, a figure which includes 23 fatalities and 376 injuries.

If convicted of the charge of intoxication manslaughter, the driver can be punished with a sentence including up to $10,000 in fines and between 2 and 10 years in prison, as well as a driver's license suspension. Although the driver may be heavily punished in the criminal courts, this does not mean that the victim and their family will receive the justice they deserve.

Under personal injury law, however, victims of drunk drivers can hold the negligent party responsible and seek full financial compensation for their injuries and losses. Contact the El Paso personal injury lawyers at Guerra & Farah, PLLC to learn about your legal options as a victim.

Help for Victims of DWI Accidents in Texas

You might think that claiming damages for a drunk driving accident should be a relatively simple proposition, given the fact that the drunk driver was clearly to blame for the collision. The truth is that insurance companies will often dispute such personal injury claims, such as by attempting to demonstrate that the plaintiff was partially or entirely at fault. Similarly, they may try to avoid paying the full amount you deserve by minimizing the severity and scope of your injuries.

Level the playing field in your case by hiring a knowledgeable and dedicated El Paso personal injury attorney from Guerra & Farah, PLLC. We have three decades of experience and a track record that includes millions of dollars won for our clients.

We encourage you to contact us now to discuss your case and retain our proven legal counsel, or take a few moments to fill out a free case evaluation form to learn about your options. Guerra & Farah, PLLC is committed to helping victims obtain the justice and compensation they deserve, and we can fight for you!