Reckless driving is one of the worst forms of acting out, as it endangers not only the person doing it, but also others if they get in an accident. Drunk driving is one of the most serious forms of reckless driving, in that it is one of the most like to result in injury and even death to others. However, where responsibility is ultimately placed for this recklessness can be up for debate. Justice must be served, particularly when the crash is fatal, but finding a solution that is both just and satisfactory can be difficult.
Early this February, a ruling in Texas on just such an accident caused a considerable stir. It was a case of drunk driving and it caused four deaths and serious injury, but the driver responsible was sentenced to rehabilitation rather than any jail time. However, the court defends its actions. They maintain that because the boy was a teenager who had not been held responsible for his actions by his parents, it was more important that he be reformed and taught responsibility in rehab rather than go through the prison system at this time.
Whether you agree with the verdict or not, it is clear that when you become involved in an accident, whether you are considered at fault or not, you may need an auto accident lawyer in Dallas. Emotions run high in such matters, and it is best to be prepared and know what practice you will call in case of an emergency. If you don’t already have a law firm decided on, or you are unsure about your current choice, consider Kirkendall Dwyer LLP. Our team is prepared to work on a resolution to any accident that will be the best for everyone involved.