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Was Labor Day weekend what you expected?

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 9th, 2009

We start out enjoying the weekend but for some Texans, having a little bit more to drink, celebrated too much. The outcome of a long weekend can be injury or death instead of rest and relaxation. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, as many as 300 people will die and many more families will be injured. Last year on Labor Day holiday weekend, they arrested 620 people for driving while intoxicated and issued more than 10,000 speeding citations.

Texas Department of Transportation released an article on cracking down on drunk drivers. They reported that, “Convicted first-time DWI offenders can pay a fine of up to $2,000, lose their driver’s license for as long as a year, and serve 180 days in jail. Safety officials say other costs associated with a drunk driving arrest and conviction can add up to more than $17,000 for bail, legal fees, court appearances, court-ordered classes, vehicle insurance increases and other expenses.”

The terms of loss financially is easy to determine but how it affects the families for life lost or injured is harder to determine. You should always seek an attorney with experience to review your case and look at all terms of loss for your family.