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Nashville Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

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Driving while drunk is a serious crime that can have devastating consequences. In Tennessee, drunk driving laws hold intoxicated drivers criminally responsible for their actions with serious penalties including fines and jail time. In turn, the state’s civil laws allow victims of drunk driving accidents to recover compensation for the serious consequences of the accident—known as “damages”.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed by a drunk driver, call a Nashville personal injury lawyer from Selvidge Injury Law today for a free consultation.

Why Choose Us to Represent You in Your Drunk Driving Car Accident Claim

Injuring someone while driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances is a Class-D felony in Tennessee. It also leaves the driver liable for damages to a victim, including economic damages and compensation for pain and suffering. This compensation typically comes from their auto insurance liability coverage.

While it seems like your right to compensation should be clear, insurance companies often dispute claims or assign injury victims an undue percentage of fault for the accident to minimize a payout. Your Nashville drunk driving accident lawyer from Selvidge Injury Law will do the following:

  • Utilize our experience of over 10 years to help establish the drunk driver’s liability for your injury claim
  • Aggressively represent you throughout the process to make the most compelling case for your full compensation
  • Openly and honestly communicate with you throughout the process while pursuing compensation for you as we would for our own family members in the same circumstances

If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, you shouldn’t have to navigate the legal process alone to recover the compensation you deserve. Let the Nashville car accident attorneys at Selvidge Injury Law help you.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Drunk Driving Claim in Nashville?

Serious injuries from a drunk driving accident cause physical pain, temporary or permanent disability, and deep emotional trauma. A successful claim to recover damages helps hold the drunk driver accountable while also recovering compensation for the following economic and non-economic damages:

  • Medical expenses and future medical costs associated with your injuries
  • Lost income and future income loss
  • Diminished earning capacity in the future due to disability from the accident
  • Pain and suffering
  • Any other non-economic damages that apply such as loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, disfigurement, traumatic limb loss, PTSD, and other emotional trauma

While financial compensation cannot erase pain, suffering, and trauma, compensation for these intangible damages can substantially increase the settlement or court award you obtain after a drunk driving accident and also provide a sense of justice and accountability.

What Are Punitive Damages in a Nashville Drunk Driving Case?

In Tennessee, the victim of a drunk driving accident may also request punitive damages in their case. This is an amount of money not meant as compensation for the victim but is awarded to the victim as a punishment for the drunk driver and a deterrent for repeat offenses. Speak to Nashville drunk driving accident attorney Adam Selvidge about applying punitive damages in your drunk driving case in Nashville.

Call Our Nashville Drunk Driving Compensation Attorney Today

You shouldn’t be left with the burden of expenses on top of the trauma and pain of an accident caused by a drunk driver. Call the attorneys of Selvidge Injury Law today so we can begin prompt action on your case. If your loved one was killed by a drunk driver, speak to our Nashville drunk driving accident attorney about a wrongful death claim on their behalf.