A Compassionate Knoxville Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Holding drivers responsible when they drive under the influence
We all know it’s wrong to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but unfortunately, drunk driving is all too common on Tennessee’s roads and highways. If an intoxicated driver caused an auto accident affecting you or a loved one, speak with the skilled auto accident lawyers at Fox & Farmer, Attorneys at Law in Knoxville. For more than 25 years, our firm has represented accident victims, diligently pursuing compensation from negligent parties and insurance companies. Don’t let a drunk driver get away with disrupting your life — call on our compassionate East Tennessee legal team today.
Drunk driving is a serious problem in Tennessee
Drunk driving was responsible for 3,058 traffic crashes in Tennessee in 2012. Although we all make mistakes, anyone who causes an auto accident while driving under the influence needs to be held accountable for negligence. The criminal penalties for DUI may include the following:
- First offense: Up to 29 days in jail, loss of driver license for one year, alcohol and drug treatment, and fines ranging from $350 to $1,500.
- Second offense: Jail time, $600 to $3,500 in fines, two-year license revocation, alcohol and drug treatment, and possible vehicle seizure
- Third offense: Jail time, $1,100 to $10,000 in fines, license revocation for six to ten years, alcohol and drug treatment, and possible vehicle seizure
As the victim, you may pursue additional civil action against the party at fault. This may include compensation to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, loss of wages or financial support, and emotional pain and suffering. Courts place a great deal of emphasis on the criminal charges involved with any case, so if the person responsible for your injury committed a crime, you have a great chance of your lawsuit being successful.
Common questions related to DUI accidents
DUI accidents are complicated, and you may have a number of questions. For example, if the drunk driver dies in a fatal accident, can you still seek damages from the person’s family or insurance company? And if you were the passenger of an impaired driver and didn’t know the person was in that state, can you obtain compensation? These are questions an experienced auto accident attorney at our firm can answer after examining the details of your case.
Get help if you were affected by a drunk driver
Don’t hesitate to hold drunk drivers accountable. Set up your free initial consultation with Fox & Farmer, Attorneys at Law by calling 865.951.7268 or contacting us online. We are happy to make home and hospital visits and offer our services on a contingency fee basis. Our team proudly serves people throughout East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountain region, including Knoxville and Sevierville.