Drunk Driving Accidents - DUI

People who drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or other drugs have reduced reaction times, impaired vision and judgment, and are more likely to cause serious accidents. Tennessee law has harsh penalties for people who get arrested for DUI, including loss of their licenses and jail time if they cause accidents that hurt others. But did you know drunk driving victims can file legal claims for compensation for their accident-related expenses?

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Michael: If you were injured in an alcohol-related car accident, the drunk driver is considered negligent and usually held responsible. But it’s not a sure thing. Insurance companies will look to all the factors that contributed to the car accident and may try to shift the blame to others involved.

At Ponce Law, we hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions and help protect the rights of the people that they injure. Call us any time, or fill out the short web form located throughout our site.
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At Ponce Law, we have no tolerance for drunk drivers because we’ve seen the pain that their irresponsible behaviors can cause. Our Nashville car accident attorneys will hold the drunk driver responsible for your injuries accountable, and help you get the money you deserve for your medical bills and vehicle repairs. If you or someone you love was injured by a drunk driver, call us at 615-244-4325 or fill out a free initial consultation form, today.

Who Can Be Held Responsible?

After a DUI-related auto accident, there are several parties who may be held responsible, such as:

  • The Driver
    In Tennessee, a person whose blood alcohol content is above 0.08 can be arrested for DUI. If his or her impaired state leads to a car accident, he or she also may be held liable for any accident-related damages.
  • The Restaurant or Bar
    A restaurant or bar that serves food and alcohol can sometimes be accountable for damages if the business served alcohol to the person who caused the accident even after he or she appeared intoxicated.
  • The Trucking or Public Transportation Company
    If the drunk driver who caused the accident is employed by a trucking company or a company that provides public transportation, his or her employer may be held responsible for damages.

Our auto accident attorneys have the experience and knowledge to investigate accidents caused by DUI and hold drunk and impaired drivers responsible for their actions. You shouldn’t have to pay because of someone else’s negligence.

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When you call Ponce Law, you get a law firm that’s committed to getting the best possible results for victims who were injured by drunk drivers. Let us get to know your story and build a case for you—contact us today.