Pasadena is located in the Houston metropolitan area, and is the 17th most populous city in Texas with 149,043 residents. Interestingly, the city’s founder, John H. Burnett, named it after Pasadena, California, in 1893.
Pasadena has a volunteer fire department which is the largest all-volunteer municipal fire department in the country. This may be because the city has key economic areas where fire-training is important such as petroleum and gas exploration, refining, and processing, as well as maritime shipping and aerospace.
With such a large hard-working and mobile population, Pasadena also contributes significantly to the state’s motor vehicle accident statistics, many of which are the result of drunk driving.
Defending Pasadena Drunk Driving Accident Victims
Unfortunately, in 2012, Texas led the nation in drunk driving deaths with 1,296 fatalities. There were 25,671 alcohol-related crashes and 16,882 alcohol-related crash injuries.
If you have been injured or had a loved one killed in a drunk driving related accident, consulting with an attorney who is experienced in handling drunk driving accident claims is imperative.
Drunk Driving Crashes
Texas authorities will use a person’s blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, to determine whether he or she was too intoxicated to operate a motor vehicle. They can be charged with driving while intoxicated or DWI. The BAC limits in Texas are as follows:
- 21 years and older cannot have a BAC of more than .08%
- Commercial drivers cannot have a BAC of over .04%
- Drivers younger than 21 cannot have any detectable amount of alcohol in their system
If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident, there are penalties for the intoxicated vehicle operator. These penalties include:
- License suspension or revocation
- DWI education and intervention programs
- Community service
Charles J. Argento has over 30 years of experience handling DWI claims. Mr. Argento will tirelessly defend the rights of those who have suffered as the result of a drunk driving crash. With his litigation experience, he will seek the maximum penalty possible for an offender while providing emotional support to victims.
At Charles J. Argento & Associates, our law firm in Houston, TX also focuses on the following practice areas:
We offer a free consultation
Our practice offers a free legal consultation, and Mr. Argento is able to conduct all casework in Spanish if necessary.
If you have been injured in a Pasadena, Texas, area drunk driving accident, Mr. Argento wants to help you protect your legal rights. For your free consultation, call us at (713) 225-5050.
Directions to Our Houston Personal Injury Attorneys from Pasadena, TX
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Pasadena, TX 77502
Total Est. Time: 29 mins
Total Est. Distance: 22.6 mi
- Head west on Central Ave toward Basket St
- Turn right onto Merle St
- Turn left onto Garner Rd
- Turn right onto Shaver St
- Continue onto Main St
- Turn left onto Pasadena Freeway Frontage Rd
- Take the Texas 225 W ramp on the left
- Merge onto TX-225 W
- Take the exit onto I-610 N
- Take exit 14 toward Ella Blvd
- Merge onto N Loop W Fwy
- Sharp left to stay on N Loop W Fwy
- Turn right
- Destination will be on the left
We are located at:
1111 North Loop West, Suite 715
Houston, TX 77008