According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers recently arrested seven drivers for driving under the influence (â€śDUIâ€ť) during a two-week effort to increase awareness of the dangers of driving while intoxicated.Â In addition to arresting drivers for DUI, park rangers arrested three people for public intoxication and issued 36 citations for open alcohol containers, underage possession of alcohol, possession of a control substance, speeding, littering, and failure to wear a seatbelt.Â During this two-week period, park rangers conducted two sobriety checkpoints.
In 2010, 75 drivers were arrested for DUI in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Â 11 of those intoxicated drivers were involved in some type of car accident.Â Since alcohol can inhibit a driverâ€™s judgment, the Knoxville auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) encourage all drivers in Tennessee to think before they drink and drive.Â If you have been injured by a drunk driver, call the Knox County auto accident attorneys at NST Law at 865-684-1000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 to see if you may be entitled to compensation from a defendant driver or insurance company.
Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is against the law in Tennessee, and at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, our auto accident attorneys know how to prove a driver was in violation of the law at the time of an accident.Â For example, NST lawyers can retain a toxicologist to prove alcohol or drugs were in a driverâ€™s body at the time of the accident.Â By proving negligence, NST lawyers can help clients obtain maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering by consulting with experts to compute damages.Â For instance, NST lawyers can retain medical experts to document current and future medical bills.Â Also, NST lawyers can consult with vocational economists to compute a victimâ€™s lost wages or diminished future earning capacity.Â If a victim sustains injuries that render him permanently disabled, NST lawyers can commission a day-in-the-life video that illustrates how the injuries inhibit his ability to perform routine tasks.Â If a defendant driver has been convicted of DUI, a victim may be eligible to recover punitive damages.Â Punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant driver and deter members of the public from engaging in certain egregious conduct, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.Â NST lawyers understand Tennessee punitive damages laws and can apply them to the unique facts of a victimâ€™s case.Â With these resources at our disposal, you can feel confident NST Law will do everything to fight for you to recover every dollar you are legally entitled to.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee, has pursued maximum damages for victims of auto accidents in Tennessee for over two decades.Â With 28 attorneys and a support staff of over 100 paralegals and investigators, NST Law has the tools to help you recover maximum compensation. For a free initial consultation on your case, call NST Law at 865-684-1000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â NST Law can answer any questions you may have and help formulate a legal plan that fits your specific needs.Â Call Team NST today or visit us online at www.nstlaw.com to learn how our Knoxville personal injury law firm can help you.