By: Darrell Castle

On New Year’s Eve this year, a Memphis area policeman was reported to crash his marked patrol car with another vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and with his 6-year-old son in the front seat. 26-year-old Nathan Williamson has been fired from his position as a police officer with Tipton County’s police department after the incident, which was observed by his colleagues on the job. While no one was injured in the accident, the local spotlight is focused on DUIs and other accidents involving influences from drugs and alcohol that can cause undue harm.

The devastating decision to drive or operate a machine while under the influence is often made in a matter of minutes but can have life-threatening consequences, not only for the decision maker but the lives of those around them. Unfortunately, that means you may be subject to an accident that cannot be foreseen or prevented.

In fact, according to MADD.org, Every day in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. This does not account for the hundreds of thousands of victims who suffer from other injuries as a result from car accidents.

Driving under the influence is extremely dangerous and can have catastrophic consequences. Car accidents that result from drunk driving can often end in debilitating injury or death. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, you should contact a qualified lawyer immediately. 

Our law offices have received multiple Client Distinction Awards from Martindale-Hubbell for client satisfaction, and we pride ourselves on having our clients’ best interest at heart.

You may be able to file a lawsuit to recoup damages for property damage, medical bills, or pain and suffering from the traumatic event. The personal injury attorneys at Darrell Castle & Associates understand the danger and damage drunk drivers can cause and are committed to seeking maximum compensation for you. Fill out the form on this page to contact our personal injury team, who will review your case through a free consultation to see if you qualify for a claim.