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Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

a drunk driverIn the state of Louisiana and Texas, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over .08 percent, for drivers over the age of 21.

Unfortunately, people make the decision to drink and drive on our roadways, which has led to the 3,136 traffic injuries and 224 traffic fatalities across Louisiana in 2013, according to theHighway Safety Research Group, and 1,213 traffic fatalities across Texas in 2011, according to the Century Council.

At the law offices of Simien & Simien, our attorneys have served injured victims in Louisiana and Texas for over 25 years, and have the experience to help provide you with the most favorable results for your compensation claim.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident with a drunk driver, our auto accident injury lawyers believe the victim may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.

For more information, call 800-374-8422, or complete the Free Case Evaluation form to the right.

Injuries Caused By Drunk Driving

In many instances, injuries caused by drunk driving may be more harmful than other types of accident injuries, as a driver may be failing to abide by a number of traffic laws, including drunk driving. As mentioned above, there were 3,136 traffic injuries in Louisiana alone caused by drunk driving in 2013, while many drunk driving injuries consist of the following:

DUI Convictions

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders, while the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported over 1.2 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in 2011. 

Louisiana DUI Convictions

In the state of Louisiana, there are four levels of drunk driving convictions. The following provides details regarding the four levels of Louisiana DUI convictions:

First DUI Conviction

Jail 10 Days to 6 Months
Fine $1,000.00
License Suspension 90 Days
License Suspension 6 Months < 21

 

Second DUI Conviction

Jail 30 Days up to 6 Months
Fine $1,000.00
License Suspension 1 Year

 

Third DUI Conviction

Felony Offense N/A
Jail 45 Days to 5 Years
Fine $2,000.00
License Suspension 2 Years
Substance Abuse Treatment 6 Week Inpatient
Community Service 30 Days
Home Incarceration Remainder of Sentence

 

Fourth DUI Conviction

Felony Offense N/A
Jail 75 Days to 30 Years
Fine $5,000.00
License Suspension 2 Years
Vehicle May Be Seized and Sold N/A
Substance Abuse Treatment 6 Week Inpatient
Community Service 40 Days

Home Incarceration

Remainder of Sentence

 

Texas DUI Convictions

In the state of Texas, there are three levels of drunk driving convictions. The following provides greater detail regarding the four levels of Texas DUI convictions:

First DUI Conviction

Jail 3 to 180 Days
Fine $2,000.00
License Suspension 2+ Years
Annual Surcharge Up to $2,000.000 for 3 Years to Keep License
DWI Intervention or Education Program N/A
Possible Ignition Interlock Device N/A

 

Second DUI Conviction

Jail 1 Month to 1 Year
Fine $4,000.00
License Suspension Up to 2 Years
Annual Surcharge Up to $2,000 for 3 Years to Keep License
DWI Intervention & Education Program N/A
Possible Ignition Interlock Device N/A

 

Third DUI Conviction

Jail 2 to 10 Years
Fine $10,000.000
License Suspension Up to 2 Years
Annual Surcharge Up to $2,000 for 3 Years to Keep License
DWI Intervention or Education Program N/A
Possible Ignition Interlock Device

N/A

 

Contact an Experienced Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Today

call center operatorAt the law offices of Simien & Simien, our entire legal team recognized how traumatic of an experience a car accident can be, especially if it has been caused by a drunk driver.

Many times, auto accident victims may unexpectedly experience enormous medical expenses, property damage expenses, loss of wage, and suffer psychologically. Our legal team is prepared to fight for the maximum compensation you are entitled to, and put our years of experience to use for your specific case.

With locations in both Louisiana and Texas, our firm is able to provide services in each of these states. Some of the areas our attorneys are able to serve include:

  • Alexandria
  • Monroe
  • Lafayette
  • Shreveport
  • Houma/Thibodeaux
  • New Orleans
  • Sulphur
  • All Other Areas throughout Louisiana
  • Beaumont
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • All Other Areas of throughout East Texas

 

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, our attorneys welcome you to contact us at 1-800-374-8422, or complete the free case evaluation located on this page.


Auto Accident Lawyers In Baton Rouge

7908 Wrenwood Blvd
Baton RougeLA 70809