When a drunk driver leaves you suffering serious injuries, our accident attorneys are here to help.
Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of any amount of alcohol impairs your driving abilities. Unfortunately, despite increased public awareness and aggressive law enforcement efforts, car accidents involving alcohol continue to be a common problem in Tennessee. At the law offices of Burch & Lockhart , we represent those who have suffered serious injuries in these types of crashes. Our experienced Manchester, Tennessee DUI accident attorneys provide the aggressive legal representation you need to get the compensation you are entitled to in a claim.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , driving under the influence is a leading cause of serious and potentially life threatening car accidents in Tennessee. Drunk driving is responsible for roughly one in three traffic accidents that occur each day. Sadly, these crashes claimed the lives of roughly 4,000 Tennessee residents over the last decade.
Even when DUI accidents do not prove deadly, the injuries you are left with can be severe. At the law offices of Burch & Lockhart, we represent those who have suffered the following as the result of drunk drivers:
● Soft tissue injuries, such as muscle, tendon, or ligament strains, sprains, and tears;
● Broken bones and multiple fractures;
● Crushing injuries, causing internal bleeding and damage to body organs;
● Back and neck injuries, resulting in damage to the discs or spinal cord;
● Head injuries, such as concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Even a minor collision with someone under the influence can leave you requiring ongoing medical care while facing permanent impairments. As experienced Tennessee DUI accident attorneys , we help you hold responsible drivers accountable.
Tennessee DUI laws make driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% or greater a criminal offense. When a driver involved in a car accident is found to be under the influence, they can be charged with a felony, which carries a potential prison sentence of up to 12 years. They can also be held financially liable for the injuries you suffer as a result of their actions.
At the law offices of Burch & Lockhart, we can assist you in filing a claim against the drunk driver and their insurer, helping to negotiate the best possible settlement on your behalf. If the insurance company refuses to pay, we can assist you in filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver in court. You may be entitled to medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs, along with compensation for the pain and suffering you endure.
When a drunk driver leaves you suffering serious injuries, the law offices of Burch & Lockhart is here to act as a strong legal advocate on your side. Call or contact our Tennessee DUI accident attorneys online today and request a free consultation to find out how we can help you.