Murfreesboro Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
A Legal Team with 50+ Years of Combined Experience
Drunk driving is a serious problem in Tennessee and throughout the United States. People driving under the influence cause thousands of car accidents, often resulting in severe injury and even death. The Murfreesboro drunk driving accident lawyers at Gritton & Gritton can help you pursue compensation for injuries suffered in accidents caused by drunk drivers.
Liability in Drunk Driving Accidents
At Gritton & Gritton, we understand the pain and stress caused by drunk driving accidents. We fight to hold drunk drivers responsible for the damage they cause. You may be dealing with serious injuries that have left you unable to work. We have more than half a century of experience helping clients seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
We gather evidence to build a strong case, including:
- Police reports
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Witness statements
- Testimony from accident experts
In most car accident cases, punitive damages are not awarded. However, when a car accident was caused by drunk driving, it may be possible to be awarded punitive damages. This is done to punish the person for the reckless and negligent behavior and to deter future incidents of drunk driving.
What Damages Can Be Awarded from a DUI Accident?
In addition to seeking compensation from the drunk person and his or her insurance company, it may be possible to file a lawsuit against other liable parties. For example, a vendor who sold the driver the alcohol may be held responsible. These cases are known as “dram shop” claims and may be pursued when a vendor sold alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person and this action caused the injury. Our Murfreesboro drunk driving accident attorney will evaluate all possible sources of compensation for your injuries.