Drive Carefully This Summer

Friends toasting with glasses of whiskey indoors, closeup

Friends toasting with glasses of whiskey indoors, closeup

Drunk driving accidents increase during the summer. Between May and September, serious and fatal car accidents involving drunk drivers become much more common. Many of these occur during the major summer holidays of Memorial Day, July Fourth, and Labor Day, but an accident caused by a drunk driver can happen at any time.

If you or a loved one is injured by a drunk driver, talking to one of our attorneys is a good way to learn about your rights and your options.

Help Keep Others Safe

You can help keep yourself and others safe by refusing to drink and drive. If you plan on drinking, use alternative forms of transportation. If you aren’t planning on drinking and end up having one or two anyway, call a rideshare, ask a sober friend for a ride, or walk.

There are always alternatives to driving drunk. And remember, even one drink can impair your ability to operate a vehicle. You don’t have to be legally “drunk” to be dangerous.

Summers in Austin are prime for drinks outside. If you plan on imbibing, even just one, choose not to drive. This one simple step can help save lives.

When You Are Injured

Driving sober allows you to pay more attention to the road and your surroundings. This can help you avoid being involved in an accident. It cannot, however, guarantee that a drunk driver won’t hit your vehicle. When this happens, you deserve an attorney on your side who is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Some personal injury firms also offer criminal defense and will help drunk drivers reduce their consequences. Our firm is focused on the rights of victims alone. We hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions and take every step needed to help our clients secure compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Most recently, we secured the full $150,000 policy limit for the victim of a drunk driver. This case was investigated and resolved in less than 60 days from the date of the accident.

If you need help, please call Shaw Cowart at 512-499-8900 to schedule a free case review and learn about your rights. We maintain offices in Austin and San Antonio. We serve victims of drunk drivers living in all nearby communities.