Nashville car crash involving drunk driver and police officer

In Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday morning, a suspected drunken driver crashed into a police car after hitting several other cars. The police were called by a woman who said she was the victim of a hit and run. When they pulled the suspect over, he backed up and hit the police cruiser. Fortunately the officer was not hurt.
While this sounds like news of the weird, from the personal injury lawyer‘s point of view, two interesting points are raised. First, if you are involved in a car accident, or any accident for that matter, get thoroughly checked out by a doctor before declaring you are not injured. Ofttimes, it takes a day or two before you become aware you are hurt. It certainly doesn’t help your case to have a premature statement that you suffered no injuries.
Second, in the case of a drunk driver, the alcohol is almost certain to be an aggravating factor. This subjects the drunk driver to a claim for punitive damages. Punitive damages in Tennessee are appropriate in the case where the defendant acts intentionally, maliciously, fraudulently, or recklessly.

“Fighting for your rights” Contact David Weissman and the law firm of Raybin & Weissman for a confidential consultation of your case today at 615-256-6666.

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David Raybin is a partner at Raybin & Weissman and he heads up the criminal defense section of the firm. With more than 35 years of experience, David has been named the Best Criminal Lawyer in Nashville by Best Lawyers in America, and listed among the Best Criminal Lawyers in the state by Tennessee Business magazine.

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