Alcohol is a contributing factor in many auto accidents. Sadly, every day, intoxicated drivers take to Tennessee's streets, putting other unsuspecting motorists at risk of serious injuries. Those who are harmed in these wrecks often face a long road to recovery. Physical, emotional, and financial harm can take hold after a drunk driving accident, and legal action is often the only way to try to recoup these losses.
As the Tennessee weather warms and more and more motorcyclists take to the streets, riders need to be aware of the risks they could face. Inattentive, speeding, intoxicated, and otherwise negligent and reckless motorists can slam into a motorcycle, causing its rider to suffer serious injuries. Though some of these injuries have previously been discussed on the blog, we wanted to take a moment to discuss one of the most common: road rash.
With spring fast approaching, more Tennesseans may find themselves taking to the roads on motorcycles. This cost-effective mode of transportation can be fun, but it can also be dangerous, particularly when other motorists fail to be aware of motorcyclists. Since motorcycles do not provide the safety features found in cars and trucks, what might otherwise be a minor accident can be deadly. Tragically, one Knoxville resident was recently killed in such a motorcycle accident.
Those who find themselves in a drunk driving accident often suffer serious injuries. Victims can be left physically debilitated, emotionally wrecked, and financially devastated. It can take years, sometimes even decades to recover from these losses. In some instances, victims are never able to fully recover. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, one way you can help ensure you reach as full a recovery as possible is to try to recover as much compensation as possible from the negligent parties who harmed you. But who are those parties?
Last week on the blog we talked about a tragic fatal motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, these types of wrecks are not uncommon. Though not all motorcycle crashes are fatal, many leave victims with serious injuries, including permanent disability. Those who suffer this type of harm may have a hard road ahead of them, fraught with emotional and financial challenges. Fortunately, these victims do not have to maneuver this difficult course alone.
Tennesseans may be thinking that, with cooler weather on the way, most motorcyclists are putting their bikes away. But that isn't true. Many bike riders will take advantage of Fall-like weather up until the bitter end, making use of its relaxing and cost-saving benefits. However, as fun as riding a motorcycle may be, it can also be dangerous when other motorists are inattentive or otherwise negligent behind the wheel.
Our law firm has devoted itself to helping Tennesseans who have been injured in car accidents. While we spend a lot of time talking about distracted driving accidents and what steps are necessary to recover compensation in such an incident, Knoxville residents should be aware of the prevalence of drunk driving.
The drunk drivers on Tennessee's roadways, including Knoxville's, pose a threat to all, even school children. This can be seen by a recent accident in Knoxville where a drunk driver crashed into an SUV, then crossed a median and slammed into the driver's side of a school bus. The bus had about 45 students onboard when the wreck occurred, and six of them were taken to the hospital with injuries. The driver of the SUV was also taken to the hospital. The errant driver was taken into custody for charges that include DUI second offense, driving with a revoked license, and following a vehicle too closely.
Tennessee and Knoxville in particular, is supposed to be pedestrian friendly. Unfortunately, though, pedestrians are often hit by motorists, leaving them wounded. All too often these victims die from their injuries. Though some try to blame pedestrians for being unaware of fast moving traffic, motorists are often the ones who are inattentive and unaware of pedestrians.
Unfortunately, some Tennessee drivers think they can have a few drinks, climb behind the wheel and safely drive to their destination. However, all too often this behavior leads to a catastrophic drunk driving accident. Innocent individuals can suffer serious injuries or die as a result of such reckless driving. One of these sad instances occurred recently, and Knoxville residents should note what can be done if they find themselves a victim of a car accident.