In Texas, vehicle accidents are common, and the extent of the damage can range from virtually no injuries, to life-changing injuries and death. Many accidents are preventable, especially those that are caused by texting and driving, speeding and impaired driving. Intoxicated driving is perhaps the most punishable by law, and an impaired driver may be held responsible for another person's severe injuries, financial setbacks, property damage, pain and suffering and loss of life in an accident. A person who has been charged with drunk driving must take the charges seriously.
Under the Texas Transportation Code, a driver who has been involved in an accident that involves injury or the death of another person is required by law to instantaneously stop the vehicle at or near the site of the crash. If a victim is injured in the crash, the driver is also required to provide assistance to the injured.