From 2000 to 2010, 2,344 children under the age of 15 were killed in drunk driving accidents. In a whopping two-thirds of those fatal accidents, the children were actually riding with the drunk driver as opposed to the drunk driver being a stranger in another vehicle. Unfortunately, drunk driving was not the only risky behavior found in these accidents. Researchers also found that the children were often not wearing seatbelts or, if appropriate, properly secured in a car seat.
In Tennessee, since 2004, there have been a total of 74,390 alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. Notably, this figure does not include parking lot and private property crashes or crashes in which the property damage was less than $400.00.
At The Law Offices of John Day, P.C., our award-winning lawyers are experienced in handling drunk driving accidents. To ensure you receive a complete recovery, we will evaluate all potentially liable parties and all potential claims including liquor liability claims and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. Click here for more information on drunk driving claims. And, click here for more information on liquor liability or dram shop liability claims. Then, give us a call for a free, no-obligation consultation on your potential case. Call us any time at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787. We handle all drunk driving claims on a contingency basis.