As accident lawyers in Nashville, we often find ourselves helping victims of drunken drivers. Drunk driving is one of the most common forms of negligence that lead to serious accidents in our state, but being aware that these drivers are on our streets can make you more vigilant and will hopefully keep you from being affected by one.
An intoxicated driver made it easy for police to arrest him last weekend. He was drunkenly driving down Interstate 40 when he actually slammed into a parked police cruiser. Two officers at the time were assisting a broken down vehicle when the driver careened into one of their cars. The real tragedy here is that both officers did suffer injuries in the crash with one suffering a head injury and the other an injury to his leg. The driver isn’t just facing charges of DUI, he’ll also be facing vehicular assault charges.
These accidents often have even worse outcomes though. The woman suspected of a deadly four-car accident that occurred in Germantown this month is being booked for a probation violation. In that accident a young woman slammed into the back of a car that was waiting to go through a stoplight.
According to police:
“Traffic has just begun to move when a red pickup truck coming off the bridge smashed into the rear of a Cadillac, which then caused a chain reaction crash with two other vehicles.”
Two people lost their lives in that wreck and six others were seriously injured. The woman who caused the accident already had a DUI conviction on her record.
Nashville Accident Lawyers Are Here For You After a Serious Wreck
Negligent drivers must be held accountable if we are going to send a message that their actions won’t be tolerated. The Nashville accident attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates can help if you’ve suffered because of someone else’s negligence.
Contact us today and we’ll get right to work on your Nashville injury accident claim.