Fighting for Justice on Behalf of People Injured by Drunk Drivers
If an intoxicated driver injured you in an accident in or around Sevierville, Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge, our attorneys are on your side
Everyone knows drinking and driving is a recipe for disaster. Still, thousands of people hit the road each year after consuming too much alcohol, often causing harm to others. Victims of drunk driving accidents can sustain a wide range of injuries, or may even die as a result of the crash. At Delius & McKenzie, PLLC, we understand this kind of behavior is unacceptable.
Drunk drivers who cause accidents need to be held accountable not only in the criminal justice system, but in civil courts as well. Our Sevierville drunk driving accident attorneys help you file a lawsuit against the intoxicated driver who crashed into you. With more than 20 years of professional experience and a zealous passion for the law, the trial attorneys at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC work hard for you. If a settlement offer is unacceptable, we are not afraid to take a case to a jury. You can trust us to help you the way so many families in Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and in towns throughout Tennessee have trusted us before.
Drunk driving and wrongful death
In 2013, according to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 10,076 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in the United States, accounting for 31% of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities. That equals one drunk driving fatality every 52 minutes. In Tennessee, there were 277 total drunk driving fatalities, representing 27.8% of all total traffic deaths in 2014.
If you lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, know that you are not alone. The wrongful death lawyers at the Law Office of Bryan E. Delius can file a claim on the deceased’s behalf to hold the person at fault accountable.
Compensation you may be entitled to after a drunk driving accident
When a Sevierville attorney from Delius & McKenzie, PLLC files a claim against a drunk driver, he or she always strives for maximum compensation for the victim. You may be entitled to payment for:
- Medical bills. The at-fault driver should pay for all your related medical expenses, from hospital bills to prescription medication to on-going, long-term care.
- Property damage. If your car was damaged or totaled as a result of the crash, the other driver must compensate you for your losses.
- Lost wages. Did you miss work because of the accident? You may be entitled to payment for the income you lost, including past, present, and future lost wages.
- Pain and suffering. This type of non-economic damage intends to offer monetary compensation for the physical, mental, and emotional distress you faced after the collision.
In a drunk driving case in Tennessee, you may be entitled to additional compensation known as punitive damages. This other type of non-economic loss is extra money awarded to the victim, intended to punish reckless and grossly negligent parties for their reprehensible actions and deter future wrong-doing. To learn more about what damages you may be able to collect, contact our law firm today.
Sevierville attorneys fighting for victims of drunk driving accidents
Intoxicated drivers put their lives and the lives of others at risk when they get behind the wheel. For a free initial consultation with an experienced Sevierville auto accident lawyer, call Delius & McKenzie, PLLC today at 865-428-8780 or fill out our contact form. Our team also serves clients in and around Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and throughout Tennessee.