Drunk Driver Accidents
Call right now if you were hit by a drunk driver
The criminal act of driving under the influence carries significant legal penalties in Tennessee, and the human toll in terms of injury and loss of life is staggering. Despite awareness of the hazards and public campaigns against drinking and driving, a drunk driver kills a person in the United States at a rate of about 36 per day. Fatalities are especially prevalent in a motorcycle accident or when the drunk driver is operating a tractor trailer.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you should not hesitate to contact a strong, legal advocate. An aggressive personal injury lawyer in Johnson City may be able to help you recover the full amount you are owed to begin putting your life back together. Call for a free consultation: (423) 464-7779.
Accidents a drunk driver may cause
The impaired vision, motor coordination, and response times that a drunk drivers exhibit make them capable of extreme recklessness on the road. Drunk drivers have been responsible for rear-end collision due to their slow reaction time. If a victim of a rear-end accident is lucky, he or she can walk away with only property damage. In other cases, however, a drunk driver’s reckless behavior leads to a fatality, which may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. The behavior preceding a drunk-driving accident may involve the driver:
- Swerving into oncoming traffic
- Entering the highway on an exit ramp
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Forgetting to turn on headlights
- Side-swiping a car in an adjacent lane
This is the time to seek justice — call now
The scourge of drunk driving remains a problem throughout Tennessee. The loss you and your family have endured is reason enough to take prompt legal action. Call (423) 464-7779 right now for a free consultation, or contact us online. There is no fee until you win.