Knoxville DUI Accident Victim Attorneys

Drunk Driving Accident Victim

Not only is a drunk driver criminally liable in Tennessee, he or she is also civilly liable for any damages resulting from his or her intoxicated driving. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, you should consider consulting a lawyer who is experienced in handling such cases. An attorney will be able to tell you whether you have a legal claim, whether there is still time to bring an action, and what damages you may be able to recover.

Contact the experienced and skilled attorneys at Baker Associates today for a free consultation.

Drunk Driver Liability to Victims

Once a person enters upon a Tennessee road, he or she has a duty to obey all traffic rules and exercise reasonable care while driving. This duty is automatically breached once a person decides to drink and drive. As the Tennessee Supreme Court once stated, "[d]riving while drunk is ... fraught with danger and evinces such entire want of care and indifference to results as to constitute wanton negligence."

Often, however, the drunk driver or other responsible party will assert in defense that the victim's own negligence either contributed to or solely caused the injuries claimed. Where this defense is most successful is the situation where the plaintiff voluntarily rides in an automobile with one whom he knows to be intoxicated.

Other Potentially Responsible Parties

In motor vehicle accident suits against a defendant driver, the injured plaintiff is often not able to get a full recovery because the defendant is without means or doesn't carry insurance. This is why a skilled attorney seeks recovery from all parties that in some way contributed to the accident. Some potential responsible parties other than the drunk driver include:

What Damages Can I Recover?

Under Tennessee law, the plaintiff may recover damages including:

Conclusion.

The skilled auto accident attorneys at Baker Associates have a reputation for proving liability in Tennessee motor vehicle accident cases. We effectively utilize witnesses, evidence, and our extensive knowledge of the laws to fight for your rights so that you don't have to continue to pay for something for which you were not responsible.

If you have been injured because of a drunk driver in the State of Tennessee, please contact one of our attorneys serving in the Knoxville, Sevierville, and Sevierville areas. We can be contacted online or toll-free at (866) 853-2888. Contact a personal injury attorney about your auto accident today to schedule your free consultation.

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Knox County
2126 First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Sevier County
121 Court Avenue
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone: (865) 546-6000
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Washington County
300 East Main Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

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