Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Gene Hagood Comments on Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents

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Two deadly accidents serve as a reminder of the dangers of driving drunk, according to Houston auto accident attorney Gene Hagood of Hagood & Neumann.

While the dangers of drunk driving are well-known, drivers still choose to get behind the wheel after having too many drinks and they sometimes cause fatal accidents.

Houston personal injury attorney Gene Hagood said today that two recent accidents underscore the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Hagood was responding to a report in CBS Houston (“Man Arrested, Charged In Fatal Traffic Accident,” August 12) which stated that charges have been filed against a suspect involved in an early August car accident that claimed the life of a Houston woman.

“Drunk driving in Houston can – and often does – carry tragic consequences. While the dangers of drunk driving are well-known, drivers still choose to get behind the wheel after having too many drinks and they sometimes cause fatal accidents,” said Hagood, who represents victims of negligence and families who lost loved ones in accidents. “We have seen the devastating impact of these types of tragedies first-hand, and that’s why we fight hard to protect the rights of victims and their families.”

According to CBS Houston, the suspect was intoxicated at the time of the accident, which occurred after he allegedly ran a stop sign in his Ford Explorer and struck a smaller Honda Civic. The driver of the Honda Civic died at the scene of the accident, the story said.

In a separate incident, KHOU.com (“Charges filed against man involved in fatal car accident in north Houston,” August 16) reported that a similar accident occurred in north Houston after a driver allegedly ran a stop sign and hit another vehicle, killing its driver.

KHOU.com said charges were filed against the driver after he fled on foot. Police suspected him of driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, the report stated.

“Drunk drivers who cause accidents in Texas need to be held accountable for their actions. These drivers have to face the fact that they have seriously hurt, or even killed, an innocent person due to their own carelessness. Drunk driving will not be tolerated,” said Hagood, a car accident lawyer in Houston. “Drunk driving victims and the families who lost loved ones might be entitled to compensation. It’s the job of a personal injury lawyer to protect their rights and help send a message that negligent behavior on our roads will not be tolerated.”

About Hagood & Neumann
Attorney Gene S. Hagood founded Hagood & Neumann over 15 years ago to serve the legal needs of Texas injury victims. He has been selected as a Texas “Super Lawyer®” in each consecutive year between 2003 and 2013 and is an advocate on the American Board of Trial Advocates. His firm focuses almost exclusively on personal injury litigation, including car and truck accidents, oil and gas rig accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, defective product accidents, and other types of personal injuries.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident and need legal assistance, call (800) 632-9404 for a free case evaluation or complete the online contact form.
Hagood & Neumann is located at 1520 East Highway 6, Alvin, Texas 77511. For more details, visit http://www.h-nlaw.com/

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