Houston Drunk Driver Accident Attorney
Call an Experienced Drunk Driving Injury Lawyer in Houston, TX
Houston Drunk Driving Injury Lawyer Joe Stephens is known to be the most prolific DWI accident lawyer in Houston, Texas. He has tried over 100 injury cases, many involving DWI victims. He understands how to prove a person is legally intoxicated, regardless of whether the person gave a blood or breath tests. His peers vote him as a Texas Super Lawyer every year, while AVVO gives him a “Superb” 10/10 ranking. His track record in DWI cases is second to no one.
Joe Stephens has experience when it comes to accidents caused by a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, Joe Stephens will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve for this inexcusable accident.We will NOT represent DUI offenders. We only represent the victims that were injured by the drunk driver.
We have represented dozens of victims that were injured by the drunk driver, and know how to win these cases.
Joe Stephens Represents Drunk Driving Collision Victims
Want to find out what your rights are and whether you have a case? Want justice and compensation for your injuries? Want to stop this from happening to someone else? Call Houston auto accident injury attorney Joe Stephens. He will talk to you about your case and let you know where to start. That one call could be priceless. We serve drunk driving victims across the entire state of Texas and will come to you if you can’t make it to our office.
Texas DWI Injury Claim Statistics
Statistics on Drunk Driving
One in three people are involved in a drunk driving collision at least once in their lifetime. There were about 17,000 fatalities related to drunk driving accidents in 2005. That is 39% of ALL traffic fatalities. Across the USA, one person every minute is injured from an alcohol related accident.
Fatal Texas Intoxicated Driving Statistics
The state of Texas leads the nation in alcohol related accident fatalities. In 2007 there were 88,236 arrests for drunk driving (that’s just in Texas). There were almost 1,500 fatalities in Texas in 2008 which was 43% of all fatalities for that year. Something has to be done to stop this.
Texas Drunk Driving Laws
In Texas it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. Texas law also prohibits commercial drivers from driving with a BAC of .04 percent or higher.
Dram Shop Law in Texas
In Texas, anyone who provides, sells or serves alcohol to an individual who was “obviously intoxicated to the extent that he presented a clear danger to himself and others” can be held liable for the damages suffered. See Tex. Alco. Bev. Code § 2.02.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in Texas
MADD is the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization protecting families from drunk driving. They support victims and survivors of drunk driving for free and work to achieve their lifesaving mission. To donate, click here.
Texas Ignition Interlock Devices
In Texas, an ignition interlock device will be installed in a car if a person has 2 drunk driving convictions. This device tests the BAC of the driver prior to allowing the car to start. If the BAC is above the set limit, the engine will not start.
Holidays Most Associated with Alcohol Related Accidents in Texas
Drunk Driving Accidents are 100% Preventable
Unfortunately, the enormous efforts of the law and organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) have not put an end to DUI collisions. These accidents don’t occur due to circumstances beyond the control of the drunk driver. They occur due to the negligence and deliberate dangerous driving of someone under the influence of alcohol. Victims and their families suffer daily from the result of the irresponsible behavior of the person who chose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. These accidents are 100% avoidable.
Providing Legal Assistance to Drunk Driving Victims across Texas
We will help whether you live in Katy, Beaumont, Liberty, Richmond, Rosenberg, Wharton, Corpus-Christi, Waller, Liberty, Dayton, Austin, Brownsville, McAllen, Dallas, Waco, Cold Springs, El Campo, San Antonio the greater Houston area. Joe Stephens has the experience and expertise needed when dealing with drunk driving collisions.