If you have been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you may understandably be feeling isolated and dazed. It is important to know that you are not alone. It is an unfortunate reality, but a staggering number of drunk driving accidents happen every day in the U.S. As a result, you can obtain some peace of mind in knowing that an experienced Bristol, TN car accident lawyer has handled cases like yours many times before. You are not alone. And if you choose to do so, you can almost certainly hold the drunk driver who harmed you responsible in a court of law. In addition to any criminal case that may be filed against the drunk driver, you can file a civil action to obtain financial compensation directly linked to the harm you have suffered as a result of your accident.
Drunk Driving Accidents Happen Every Day
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 11,000 people perished in drunk driving accidents on U.S. roads in 2017 alone. Tens of thousands of people suffer injuries in drunk driving crashes every single year as well. If you have been injured in a drunk driving crash, you are most definitely not alone. The legal system is, for better and for worse, well-versed in holding impaired drivers accountable for the destruction they cause. An experienced Bristol, TN car accident lawyer can help you to understand your legal options and what you could potentially expect from filing legal action. If successful, your case is likely to result in both economic and non-economic damage awards. This means that you can be compensated for both any direct financial losses you have suffered as a result of the accident (medical bills, lost wages, etc.) and financially subjective losses you have sustained as a result of the collision (pain and suffering, etc.).
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you have been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, please do not hesitate to connect with an experienced Bristol, Tennessee car accident lawyer today. The sooner you seek legal guidance, the greater your chances of preserving your legal options. After all, evidence can be lost or otherwise compromised within days, hours and even minutes of an accident. Having the professionals at The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt on your side can better ensure that your rights and options remain protected in the wake of an accident. It is important to understand that speaking with a Bristol, TN car accident lawyer does not obligate you to file legal action. All it does is better ensure that your questions are answered and that you can take advantage of any legal options available to you if you choose to do so. Please don’t wait; schedule a risk-free consultation with our firm today. We look forward to speaking with you.