Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) September 07, 2013
Responding to the news of a car accident that claimed the lives of five young people, Dallas personal injury lawyer Jason Stephens of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings said today that the tragedy serves as a reminder that all drivers need to understand the consequences of their decisions when they get behind the wheel.
In an article published by CBS Dallas (“Alcohol Containers Found In 5-Fatality Wreck,” August 14), authorities investigating a car accident that claimed five lives reportedly found alcohol containers amongst the vehicle’s wreckage.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims in this horrific accident. While the cause of this tragic accident is under investigation, there are many indicators that alcohol may have been a factor,” said Stephens, who represents victims of negligence and families whose loved ones were killed in accidents. “Too often, we hear about alcohol playing a role in a fatal accident. In fact, according to the Texas Department of Transportation, 564 people were killed in DUI accidents in 2011, and there were 3,796 people seriously injured in drunk driving accidents that year. With five young men and women losing their lives as a result of this crash, the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol cannot be ignored or overlooked.”
According to CBS Dallas, a car carrying six people ran a stop sign and collided with an 18-wheeler near Dumas, TX. CBS Dallas reports that the 18-wheeler’s trailer became unhitched after the collision and came to rest on the car’s driver side.
The occupants of the vehicle included three West Texas A&M University students – including one from Fort Worth – and was reportedly returning from a cast party for the musical theater production “Texas,” CBS said. The article also said that board members of the musical offered financial incentives to those who volunteered to be designated drivers.
“Make no mistake about it, drunk driving causes catastrophic injuries and takes lives every day in Texas and throughout the United States,” said Stephens, a car accident lawyer in Dallas. “Drivers who choose to drive drunk must be held accountable for their actions. That’s why we fight for victims, and we support educational efforts to keep impaired drivers off the Texas roads.”
About Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, LLP
Serving clients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City and throughout Texas and Oklahoma, the personal injury law firm of Stephens Anderson & Cummings, LLP has a strong track record for winning a wide range of legal cases. From auto accidents to construction accidents, attorneys Jason Stephens, Seth Anderson and John Cummings also handle truck accidents, oil and gas well accidents, sexual abuse and wrongful death cases. Stephens Anderson & Cummings provides a free case analysis to all potential clients. The law firm works on a contingency fee basis. That means clients only pay fees and expenses if the firm makes a recovery.
If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver or a loved one was injured or killed, call (877) 920-9009 for a free case evaluation.
Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, LLP is located at 4200 West Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas, 76107. Visit http://www.stephensanderson.com/