Christmas is almost here, and that means holiday songs on the radio, presents under the tree, and unfortunately, more drunk drivers on the road. Between company holiday parties and festive get-togethers with friends and family, people throughout Middle Tennessee enjoy imbibing with a few drinks this time of year. When those people get out on Nashville’s roads, they create a major safety hazard not just for themselves, but for innocent drivers and their passengers, too.
Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is extremely dangerous. The more a person drinks, the more dangerous they are to themselves and others. However, it’s important to remember that any level of intoxication can increase the risk of a crash, including being under the legal limit in Tennessee. In fact, just one drink is enough to cause people to experience small but noticeable effects to their coordination, judgment, reaction times, and more.
At Ponce Law, we applaud the hard work of the Metro Nashville Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol in keeping our area’s streets, highways, and interstates as free from danger as possible, but we know they can’t be everywhere all at once. Unfortunately, there are an alarming number of drunk drivers on the road at any given time in Davidson County, and when they injured innocent people, we jump in to help their victims get maximum compensation.
If you were recently hurt by a drunk, impaired, or drugged driver, it’s our goal to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our Nashville car accident lawyers today for a free consultation.