The holiday seasons typically bring family and friends together to celebrate. Unfortunately, they are also a time when there is an increase in accidents involving drinking and driving. Tennessee victims of collisions caused by driver impairment can file civil claims for their personal injury. One recent car accident resulted in the injury of three people and was reportedly caused by drunk driving.
Late on a Thursday night, one man was heading home when he saw a truck swerving through the lanes of the roadway. The truck soon traveled into the lanes of opposing traffic. After the driver of one vehicle successfully avoided it, the truck slammed into a second car.
Three people in the second car suffered injury during the course of this crash and received treatment from a nearby hospital. Fortunately, no one was killed from the impact. The driver allegedly responsible was not injured in the collision. He was arrested by authorities and is currently facing charges for DUI and Failing to Exercise Due Care.
Drunk driving not only puts oneself at risk, but also others nearby. This head-on collision has left three people recovering from the injuries they suffered. They have the right to file civil claims for their personal injury, which may result in a monetary judgment for the medical expenses they are facing and other financial loss recognized by Tennessee laws. Other victims of car accidents caused by drunk drivers can take action for any injury or damage incurred. Lawyers with experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims can provide ongoing advice and support to these victims as they work through the process.
Source: wrcbtv.com, "Hwy 58 head-on collision on caught on camera, driver charged with DUI", Kelly McCarthy, Dec. 30, 2016