Corpus Christi Drunk Driving Accident?

, , , ,

Attorney Greg Herrman | 888-981-1283 | FREE Consult | No Fee Unless You Win

If you’ve been hurt in a Corpus Christi drunk driving accident, you need to consult an attorney immediately. The sooner you act, the better chance you have of receiving compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Gregory Herrman is a personal injury attorney with the law firm Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., which has offices in Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, and Brownsville. They have resolved over 20,000 cases for their clients.

Call Gregory Herrman today by calling 888-981-1283 or by submitting a contact form on this page.

How bad is drunk driving in Corpus Christi?

It’s a big problem. In 2017, Corpus Christi police reported 10 deaths and 399 car accidents related to drunk driving, and they made 1,259 arrests for driving while intoxicated. Most of the drunk drivers who cause these accidents are uninsured drivers, which makes the problem even worse.

Is it worse in some parts of town or times of day?

Drunk driving accidents increase on the weekends, and they commonly occur after the bars close. Around 2am is a common time for drunk driving, which is why police are patrolling the roads at this time.

In Corpus Christi, the bars are concentrated downtown and on the south side. Both of these areas contain dangerous amounts of drunk driving. Specifically, keep an eye out for drunk drivers on the following streets:

  • Saratoga Blvd
  • Airline Rd
  • Weber Rd
  • Everhart Rd
  • Staples St

Do drunk drivers tend to be repeat offenders?

In Corpus Christi, there is a mix of both repeat offenders and one time offenders. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, repeat DWI offenders are more likely to cause car accidents compared to other drivers.

If you’re hit by a drunk driver, what should you do?

The most important thing to do is care for your health and safety. If possible, make sure your vehicle is out of harm’s way and call 911 if you have injuries.

If you are not badly injured, one way you can help your potential case is by filming the drunk driver. Start by recording the vehicle and the license plate. You can also film the driver performing a field sobriety test. If you suspect the driver is drunk, any video evidence of their behavior could be extremely helpful later on.

Additionally, talk to witnesses if there are any.

When should you call a lawyer? Does the status of the criminal trial matter?

Talk to an attorney as soon as possible. There is no need to wait. If the drunk driver is involved with criminal proceedings, those have no effect on any personal injury claim filed against them. Your attorney may choose to eventually use findings or evidence from that trial, but in the meantime, they can start building the case in your favor.

As attorney Herrman says: “The longer you wait, the worse things get.” Witnesses may move and evidence may disappear. Attorneys must act fast to build the strongest case possible.

Is it common for drunk drivers to flee the scene of the crash?

In Corpus Christi, it seems to be more common for drunk drivers to leave the scene of an accident.

What should you do about a drunk driving hit and run accident?

If someone hits you and then drives away, call 911. If possible, and you feel safe doing so, try to follow them and get some details about their vehicle and license plate number. It would also be extremely helpful to document who is driving the car. In many cases, the car owner will claim that the car was stolen or they had loaned their car out to someone else who then caused the accident.

What if you don’t have any of their information? Will insurance help at all?

Personal injury protection (PIP), no fault insurance, and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage can all be extremely helpful if you’re injured by another driver. These types of coverage can help compensate for medical costs and lost wages.

Call Gregory Herrman today by calling 888-981-1283 or by submitting a contact form on this page.

Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only. In some states, this video may be deemed Attorney Advertising. The choice of lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.

Author: Gregory Herrman

0 replies
Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply