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El Paso, Texas, and New Mexico DWI Car Wreck Attorney

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Lawyer for Car Crashes Caused By Drunk Drivers in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico

Everyone who gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle has a responsibility to protect the safety of those on the road around them. When a driver acts negligently, they can cause dangerous car crashes that result in serious injuries to the drivers or passengers of other vehicles. Drunk driving is an all-too-common form of driver negligence, and drivers who choose to ignore the laws and endanger others should be held responsible for the harm they cause.

If you have been injured in a car wreck involving a driver who was intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, you deserve to be fully compensated for your damages. At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., we are prepared to represent you in a personal injury lawsuit and help you secure the financial compensation you need. Attorney James Kennedy is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and over his 25 years of experience, he has taken cases to trial every year. When you hire us, we will work to negotiate a settlement for you, and if necessary, we are ready to pursue litigation in court and obtain a verdict that provides you with the financial resources you deserve.

The Dangers of Drunk Driving

In Texas and throughout the United States, the legal limit for a driver's blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08%. A driver may face criminal charges of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) if they are above that limit or drive while they are under the influence of illegal drugs, prescription medications, or any other substance that affects their ability to operate their vehicle safely.

Drivers can face severe criminal consequences for DWI, and this is due to the fact that drunk driving endangers everyone who uses the road. When someone negligently chooses to drive while they are intoxicated, they are much more likely to be involved in a car wreck. The following factors can affect a person's ability to operate a vehicle safely after drinking alcohol or using drugs:

  • Vision - Inebriation can make it difficult for a person to focus and track moving objects. Inability to see other vehicles, objects on the road, or pedestrians increases the likelihood of a collision.
  • Coordination - Alcohol or drug use affects a driver's muscle control, which affects their ability to steer and brake.
  • Reaction time - Those who are intoxicated experience a delay in their ability to process and act on sensory information. This inability to react in time to conditions on the road can cause a driver to be unable to avoid a crash.
  • Judgment - Intoxication may cause a person to act impulsively, and it can affect their ability to divide their attention between the multiple actions involved in operating a motor vehicle.

Any one of these factors can be dangerous, but they are all present when a person drives while drunk. This adds up to a deadly combination in which a person cannot safely control a large, heavy vehicle that is moving at a high speed. Because of this, car wrecks involving drunk drivers are likely to result in serious injuries or death.

Contact an El Paso Texas and New Mexico DWI Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured by a driver who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, James Kennedy, P.L.L.C. can help you pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered. We are prepared to fight for you and your family, ensuring that the negligent driver who caused you harm is held responsible for their actions. Contact us today by calling 915-544-5200 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in the Permian Basin in west Texas, including El Paso, Pecos, Odessa, and Midland, and southeast New Mexico, including Carlsbad and Las Cruces. Se Habla Español.

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