Clinton DUI Accident Lawyer
Drunk driving is a serious problem in Tennessee and across the country. Some people believe that it is okay to knowingly endanger the lives of other road users, and those reckless individuals need to be held accountable for their atrocious actions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 10,265 DUI-caused deaths in 2015. Across the United States, that means a person is killed in an alcohol-related crash every 51 minutes. Even if a drunk driver does not kill someone, the damages they inflict are vast. If you have been hit by a drunk driver, you deserve compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional and psychological harm, and more. At Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC, we will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the cause of the crash and to make sure the drunk driver is held responsible for the damages that they caused you and your loved ones, contact our Clinton DUI accident lawyers today.
Drunk Driving Statistics in Tennessee
Driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more is illegal in every state, though any amount of alcohol will negatively impair a driver’s ability to focus, react to traffic, and make rational decisions. Even if the driver only had a blood alcohol level of 0.05, that level of impairment may have been the leading contributor to their negligent driving actions. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), there were over 23,000 DUI arrests made last year. However large this number is, it does not give an accurate picture of the sheer number of drunk drivers out on our roads, as the average person who is caught driving drunk has driven drunk 80 times before their first arrest, according to Backtrack.
Damages Owed To You
Depending on the extent of your injuries and other factors, your case may be worth tens of thousands to millions of dollars. There is no quick answer as to how much you will be able to receive, as that depends largely on the assets and insurance policy of the negligent party. You may be able to settle or sue for the following types of damages if you were injured by a drunk driver or if a loved one lost their life:
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional turmoil;
- Medical costs;
- Future medical costs and procedures;
- Permanent disability;
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement;
- Property damage;
- Ongoing medical care;
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Loss of consortium; and
- Loss of a financial provider.
Contact An Experienced Clinton DUI Accident Lawyer Today With Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC
When a person makes the conscious decision to drink and then get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, they are making the decision to jeopardize the life and limb of other people. Our DUI attorneys at the Clinton law offices of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC will hold that person accountable for their actions and ensure that you are financially compensated accordingly.