Nashville Car Accident Attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP Discuss Tennessee Highway Patrol Accident Statistics for 2011
(Nashville, TN) -According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 30% of fatal accidents in the state are caused by intoxicated drivers. At this point in 2011, 3,407 arrests have been made for driving under the influence which is considerably higher than the 2,452 arrests made in 2010. Tennessee law enforcement is concerned that the rise in arrests reflects an increase drunk driving may reflect an increase in drunk driving.
The Nashville personal injury lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP are prepared to help victims of drunk driving accidents to take action against the negligent party that caused their losses. People that choose to drive when their blood alcohol content (BAC) is past the legal limit can be arrested for driving while intoxicated, but if the driver causes an accident that injures another, they may also be liable for the injured person’s medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
Victims of drunk driving accidents or family members of individuals that have been killed by drunk drivers may be eligible to take legal action against the person responsible for the accident.
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