Drunk Driver Injures Two Children In Crash
4/22/2019 Car Accidents John Whitfield
A recent drunk driving accident in Nashville has gained media attention because there were two children in the car at the time of the drunk driving crash. According to Nashville Metro Police, the man arrested for driving drunk and crashing with two young children in the car had a blood alcohol level of 0.340, more than four times the legal limit. In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher.
The two children, ages eight and nine, suffered from neck pain as a result of the drunk driving car crash. Wilson Ascenio, 40, was charged with aggravated child endangerment of a child aged eight or younger, aggravated child endangerment of a child aged nine to seventeen, driving under the influence and driving without a license.
Drunk Driving Statistics
Drunk drivers are responsible for a tremendous number of motor vehicle crashes across the country.
- Everyday 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver.
- Of the 1,233 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2016, 214 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
- 37 percent of all speeding drivers in fatal car accidents were alcohol-impaired.
- Every two minutes, a person is injured in an alcohol-impaired driving car accident.
- Every 50 minutes, a person dies in an alcohol-impaired collision.
- Tennessee has the second worst drivers in the country, according to a new study by Smart Asset. Tennessee came in fourth in 2017.
- Tennessee ranks 19th among the 50 states for DUI arrests and 16th for deadly crashes.
You are likely entitled to financial compensation if a drunk driver in Tennessee hits you, potentially including payment for:
- Medical Bills
- Property Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
- Mental Anguish
In some cases, you may also be awarded punitive damages. These payments are not designed to cover the bills you were left with after a drunk driving accident. Instead, punitive damages are supposed to punish the individual who was at-fault.
Nashville Drunk Driver Injuries Lawyers
If you are injured in a Tennessee car accident, you’ll need an experienced personal injury trial lawyer to help you through the process. At Whitfield Bryson & Mason, we fight back against insurance companies to make sure you get the financial compensation you deserve. Unless and until we win your case, you will not owe us anything. Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help your case.