• January 03, 2023

One Injured in Alleged Intoxicated Driving Accident in Harris County, TX; Joshua Miguel Rojas Charged

Harris County, TX -- January 1, 2023, one person was said to be injured due to an alleged intoxicated driving accident.

Right now, details are scarce. Harris County officials show there is a pending charge for intoxication assault against Joshua Miguel Rojas. The details allege Rojas was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, resulting in serious bodily injury to someone identified only as "H.A." Additional details are unavailable.

To be clear, I'm not writing about this to make judgments on the allegations themselves. That's between the authorities and the accused, and I'm not going to jump to conclusions--especially with so few details. However, I see many incidents like this where folks talk about criminal charges as though they're the end of the struggle. In most situations, that's far from true.

"H. A." Injured in Alleged Intoxicated Driving Accident in Harris County, TX

Victims and families still often face challenges stemming from intoxicated driving accidents which charges alone rarely address. For example, a common scenario in Harris County particularly is that someone causes a crash while driving under the influence of alcohol. While that person can face charges, further investigations can often show they were illegally over-served by a local bar, who could then be liable under dram shop for their role in the accident. That's a completely separate matter from the criminal courts, so it can easily go overlooked without the right experience and tools.

Maybe that isn't what happened here, but it's important folks understand that as serious as these apparent charges may be, they're not likely to be the end of this story for the victims and families involved.

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