All drivers have a moral and legal responsibility to drive safely and take all necessary measures to avoid driving while impaired. Ultimately, these accidents are avoidable.
Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) September 25, 2013
Responding to a news report of a single-car accident that left one passenger dead and the driver facing serious charges, Knoxville auto accident attorney G. Turner Howard of the Law Offices of G. Turner Howard III said it’s crucial for drivers to exercise good judgment before getting behind the wheel.
The driver was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, DUI, driving on a revoked license, implied consent violation and leaving the scene of an accident, according to Knoxnews.com (“One killed after partial ejection in Rockwood accident”, August 20). The report states that a Rockwood, TN woman lost her life after the Chrysler Sebring she was a passenger in went out of control and flipped into a tree and a telephone pole.
“While this case is under investigation, we see the tragic consequences of drunk driving too often in Tennessee,” said Howard, who represents victims of negligence and families whose loved ones are killed in accidents. “Careless behavior behind the wheel – and that includes drunk driving – should not be tolerated. As personal injury attorneys, we’ve seen the impact of these bad decisions first hand, and we will continue to fight for victims and support efforts to keep intoxicated drivers off the roads.”
The Knoxnews.com report stated that the driver of the Chrysler Sebring lost control while taking a left curve, over-correcting on both sides of the road before spinning out of control and rolling the car over. The woman was partially ejected from the vehicle, the article said.
Police arrested the driver of the car on DUI and other charges, according to Knoxnews.com.
“All drivers have a moral and legal responsibility to drive safely and take all necessary measures to avoid driving while impaired. Ultimately, these accidents are avoidable,” said Howard, a car accident attorney in Knoxville. “Drunk driving accidents happen because someone made the poor decision to drive after having too much to drink. These accidents happen fast and often result in catastrophic injuries. Those who have been injured by a drunk driver may be entitled to compensation for their losses. A personal injury lawyer can help protect their rights and send a message that such negligent behavior will not be tolerated in Tennessee.”
About the Law Offices of G. Turner Howard III
A distinguished personal injury attorney in Knoxville who has fought on behalf of injury victims in Tennessee for over 20 years, attorney G. Turner Howard has won millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. Howard’s Knoxville law office handles a variety of cases involving personal injury. He represents victims of car accidents, truck accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, and other types of negligence. Howard received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and also served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
If you’re unsure what to do after you’ve been injured in a drunk driving car accident, call 1-800-HURTLINE for a free case consultation.
The Law Offices of G. Turner Howard is located at:
5915 Casey Drive
P.O. Box 51904