Pryor Priest & HarberPryor, Priest, Harber, Floyd & Coffey
Speak with one our attorneys today for a Free Consultation.

Drunk driving and motor vehicle accidents

When people drink and drive in Knoxville, they do not do it with the intent to harm or kill others with their vehicles. But that is precisely what happens in some drunk driving motor vehicle accidents. Many drunk drivers participate in this type of reckless behavior because they are misinformed about the dangers. 

The impact of drunk driving 

Alcohol is a substance that is known to impair a person’s mental and physical processes. Individuals who consume alcohol may enjoy the buzzed and intoxicated feelings they get, especially while they are behind the wheel. However, the innocent motorists, passengers and pedestrians who are seriously injured and lose their lives to these individuals and their families are the ones who suffer the most. 

Drunk driving does not just happen. Motorists who drink and drive choose to put themselves and everyone else on the roads in danger. When they engage in distractions they become even more negligent and dangerous to others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, almost 31 percent of all motor vehicle deaths were caused by intoxicated drivers. 

Ways motorists can protect themselves 

Drunk driving accidents are preventable. Motorists should learn to identify the signs of intoxication in other drivers so they can stay away from and report them. Indicators that highlight a driver may be drunk include driving on the wrong side of the road, swerving in their lane, driving too slow, tailgating and erratic braking, states 

People should not rely solely on law enforcement to keep them safe from drunk drivers. They can protect themselves by driving defensively, not drinking and driving and identifying and notifying the authorities when they see inebriated drivers on the roads.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
    Badge Super Lawyers Timothy Badge Super Lawyers Adam Badge Super Lawyers John Badge Super Lawyers Robert Badge Super Lawyers Stephen Badge American Association for Justice
    Badge ABA Badge AV Peer Review Rated Badge NACDL Badge TACDL Badge Tennessee Association for Justice Badge Tennessee Bar Association
Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Our Office

Pryor Priest & Harber
625 S. Gay Street, Suite 600
Two Centre Square
Knoxville, TN 37902

Toll Free: 888-778-8095
Phone: 865-223-6303
Fax: 865-522-0910
Knoxville Law Office Map