The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that almost 30 people are killed each day in drunk driving accidents across the country — equaling one fatality every 48 minutes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that in 2011 alone, 9,878 people died in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. More than 170 of these victims were from Kentucky.
These are sad statistics, but they don’t truly impact you until you lose someone you love or you yourself are injured by a drunk driver. Then the statistics become personal.
At the Kentucky law firm of T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, we represent people in Louisville and throughout the surrounding cities who have been harmed by the recklessness of others. This includes those injured by careless drivers who get behind the wheel with alcohol coursing through their systems and impeding their judgment.
Call T.J. – He’ll Make ‘Em Pay
T.J. has achieved multimillion-dollar results for clients across the state. He is respected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States by the American Trial Lawyers Association. He also receives countless referrals from other law firms, from doctors and from prior clients.
You May Be Eligible For Even More Money
Because driving while intoxicated is such a reckless and dangerous thing to do, juries may award accident victims punitive damages on top of other personal injury damages. Punitive damages essentially provide extra money to the victim. They are intended to punish the wrongdoer and serve as an example to others.
Get A Free Consultation With Our Lawyer
Request a no-obligation consultation and learn more about your rights after any drunk driving accident. Simply call T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, at 502-589-2560 (Louisville) or 502-589-2560 (Central Kentucky), or send us an email.