Who Can Be Held Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident in Tennessee?

In 2010, there were nearly 300,000 instances of drunk driving in the United States every day. Despite anti-drunk driving initiatives by groups like MADD, fatal accidents where one or more drivers had alcohol in their systems remain all too high. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, then a car accident attorney in Nashville can help you get the compensation you are due for your pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. The Law Office of Eric Beasley helps victims of drunk driving accidents seek justice against the irresponsible driver or against the person who sold alcohol to the drunk driver.

How to determine who is responsible for your injuries

In Tennessee, the drunk driver can be held liable for any injuries caused by his or her irresponsible behavior. In addition, the person who sold alcohol to the driver may also be held responsible in one of the following two situations:

  1. The alcohol was sold to a person under 21 years of age; or
  2. The alcohol was sold to an obviously intoxicated person.

In addition, the person must have caused personal injury or death as the direct result of the consumption of the alcoholic beverage or beer sold. An experienced Nashville accident attorney can help you determine who is responsible for causing the accident, and ensure the liable parties are brought to justice in your case.

What you can expect when you hire an accident attorney

A Nashville accident attorney will take over the investigation of your drunk driving injury case, field all calls from the driver’s insurance company, and ensure all legal paperwork is filed in a timely manner. Your attorney can take all of this off your shoulders while you focus on recovering from your injuries and moving on with your life. For aggressive representation in drunk driving accident cases, injury victims in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville and throughout Tennessee can rely on the Law Office of Eric Beasley. Call 615-859-2223 today to discuss your case with an experienced Nashville car accident lawyer.