When a driver makes the decision to drive drunk, he or she is breaking the law. Police are on the lookout for drivers operating their car under the influence. Not catching them in time sometimes results in a drunk driving accident that can cause serious injuries. I have represented clients at the law office of Bart Durham in Nashville, Tennessee, who have been severely hurt because of the negligence of an impaired driver.
At Bart Durham Injury Law, in Nashville, Tennessee, my team is aggressive in holding drunk drivers accountable for the damage they have done to my clients in a drunk driving accident. Being an inattentive driver is one thing. Driving drunk is a deliberate act that puts everyone that the drunk driver comes in contact with at risk. Lower inhibitions create reckless driving and traveling at excessive speeds, causing an accident. It is a recipe for disaster, injury and even death.
All documentation will be secured to establish your drunk driving accident case. That will include the driving record and criminal record of the individual who caused the accident. The police report will be gone through thoroughly as well. Data related to his or her blood alcohol content and the results of any field sobriety tests will be reviewed as well.
Drunk driving may be a criminal matter, but his or her disposition following a trial has little bearing on your case. The standards are different in civil court and I will work diligently to prove that the driver was negligent and inebriated while operating his or her vehicle. You are entitled to compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering if you are a victim of a drunk driver. A drunk driving accident could also result in payment for punitive damages due to the extent of the negligence.
Hire a competent, experienced drunk driving accident attorney. Let the lawyer and his staff do the work. There is enough stress in life without being your own lawyer. Wherever you are in Tennessee, call my law firm at 615-338-6177 or toll free 866-468-6603. You may also contact the firm by email to schedule a free consultation.