Chattanooga Personal Injury Attorneys

Driving Under The Influence

Driving Under The Influence


Yes, driving under the influence (DUI) is a leading cause of traffic accidents and death. It is illegal in most countries and can lead to severe consequences such as fines, imprisonment, and loss of driving privileges. DUI accidents can result in serious injuries or death for the driver, passengers, and others on the road. It is important to always drive sober and to make alternative transportation arrangements if you plan on consuming alcohol.


The exact number of traffic accidents and deaths caused by driving under the influence (DUI) varies from year to year and by country, but it is generally considered to be a significant problem. According to the World Health Organization, alcohol is a factor in about 20-50% of fatal accidents globally. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in the United States, in 2019, there were 10,142 deaths in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 29% of all traffic-related deaths in the country. It is important to note that the numbers can vary year over year and it is only an approximation.


There are several ways to avoid driving under the influence (DUI):

  • Plan ahead: Before going out, plan for a designated driver or make arrangements for alternative transportation, such as taking a taxi or using a ridesharing service.
  • Don’t drink and drive: If you’ve been drinking, do not get behind the wheel. It is illegal and extremely dangerous.
  • Use public transportation: If you’re going to be drinking, consider taking public transportation or a taxi.
  • Take a break: If you’re feeling the effects of alcohol and need to sober up, take a break and wait until you’re no longer impaired before driving.
  • Drink water: Drinking water can help to reduce the effects of alcohol and may help you feel more alert.
  • Educate your friends: Encourage your friends and family to make safe transportation choices, and never let a friend drive under the influence.

Remember that it is always better to be safe than sorry and it is important to be responsible when drinking and driving.


A driving under the influence (DUI) conviction can have a significant impact on your car insurance rates. Many insurance companies consider DUI convictions to be a high-risk factor and will likely raise your rates as a result. The increase in your car insurance premium can vary depending on the insurance company, your driving record and state laws, but it can be substantial.

The increase can be in the range of 30% to 300% or even more. Some insurance companies may even choose to cancel or non-renew your policy after a DUI conviction. It’s also possible that you will have a hard time finding coverage at all, so it’s important to shop around and compare different car insurance options.

It’s also worth noting that the consequences of a DUI conviction do not end with car insurance rates. It may also lead to suspension or revocation of driver’s license, fines, penalties, and even jail time. So it’s important to think about the long-term consequences and make sure you always drive sober and make alternative transportation arrangements if you plan on consuming alcohol.

If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, call us so we can help you through this difficult time. You can reach us at 423-892-5533 or email us at or chat with us at this website. We can help even if you don’t hire us.

By |2023-02-27T15:08:30-05:00March 3rd, 2023|General Info|0 Comments
Personal injury attorneys - Cover of the the "know your rights after a serious car accident" PDF


Your Rights After A Serious Car Accident

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Looking for more free resources to help you with your personal injury claim?


Auto Accident Settlement


ATV Accident


Auto Accident Settlement


Tractor Trailer Accident


Tractor Trailer Accident


Auto Accident Settlement


Tractor Trailer Accident


Auto Accident Settlement


Motorcycle Accident Settlement


A Personal Approach for Accident Victims

Personal Injury

Car Accidents

Truck Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

ATV Accidents





Personal injury 

In almost all personal injury claims, insurance companies will offer you significantly less than what you deserve. It’s tempting to accept the first offer, especially if you are in a great deal of pain and unable to return to work. But if you’ve already taken a devalued settlement from the insurance company and your medical bills start to pile up, there’s little legal recourse to ask for more. That’s why it’s crucial to involve a Chattanooga personal injury lawyer before you even file a claim.

About Personal Injury >

Car Accidents

Chattanooga car accident lawyers Tricia Dennis and Russell King have recovered millions of dollars in Georgia and Tennessee for car and motor vehicle accident victims like you.  If you or a loved one has been injured and need help with your medical bills, then you have come to the right place.   Auto accident victims and their family members in East Tennessee and North Georgia can confidently rely on the experienced auto accident attorneys at Dennis and King. We are the law firm that has compassionately, yet effectively, helped victims and their loved ones navigate the aftermath of difficult situations.

Our Car Accident Lawyers >

Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents in the United States are on the rise. Recent statistics show that almost 150,000 people are injured in truck accidents each year, and 6,000 people are killed. The regional area of Georgia and Tennessee is a crossroads and a center for car manufacturing, river traffic, and other industries. Large trucks, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial vehicles are constantly on the road. This has a downside as frequent truck accidents occur on I-75, I-24, I-59, Highway 153, U.S. 27, Amnicola Highway, Corridor J, and other roadways. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Georgia or Tennessee truck accident, you may be eligible for substantial compensation.

Our Truck Accident Lawyers >

Motorcycle Accidents

Experienced Chattanooga motorcycle accident lawyers Tricia Dennis and Russell King are avid fans of motorcycles, but they also realize how serious motorcycle accidents can be. With over 75 years of combined experience, Dennis and King Injury Law knows the legal process to achieve fair compensation for motorcycle crash victims. Contact one of our lawyers today to learn more about how to start your motorcycle accident claim.

About Motorcycle Accidents >

ATV Accidents

Under both Tennessee and Georgia law, ATVs are not authorized for use on paved road, but children continue to bring ATVs on to our roads and highways. Georgia and Tennessee laws also prohibit the carrying of passengers on most ATVs, require children below the age of 16 to take approved ATV training courses, and require kids younger than 16 to wear helmets, eye protection, and over-the-ankle boots when operating ATVs. However, these requirements apply only when ATVs are operated on public lands, leaving kids essentially without protection when riding ATVs on private property.

About ATV Accidents >

Bicycle Accidents

The most tragic type of bicycle crash is a bike-car collision. Cyclists are completely defenseless traveling on 30-pound bikes when they’re surrounded by 3,000-pound cars and trucks racing by them. Pedestrians, defective bike parts, recalled bike helmets, and other ineffective bicycle safety equipment can also cause bicycle accidents. Bike accidents can result in wrongful death or serious injuries such as broken bones, amputation, traumatic brain injury, neck, back, and spinal cord injuries.

About Bicycle Accidents >

Boating Accidents

One of three factors usually cause boat accidents: an inexperienced boater, an intoxicated operator, or a boat malfunction. More than a third of both fatal and non-fatal boat accidents are alcohol-related. It is estimated that boat operators with a blood alcohol content of .10 or higher are 10 times more likely to be injured or killed in a boat accident than sober operators.

About Boating Accidents >

Nursing Home Abuse

No one ever expects a family member or friend to be the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home. However, abuse and neglect do occur every day and in many ways.

Dennis and King are Chattanooga nursing home abuse attorneys who will fight to recover all that you and your loved one deserve. With our experience in nursing home negligence matters, we thoroughly and carefully assess each individual case. We prepare each case for either settlement or trial in order to obtain compensation for injury, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. We help victims and their families hold these facilities accountable.

About Nursing Home Abuse >

Premises Liability

Premises liability is a vital facet of personal injury law, placing responsibility on property owners for maintaining a safe environment. When accidents occur due to negligence or hazardous conditions on someone’s property, victims have the right to seek compensation. This encompasses incidents like slip and falls or inadequate security leading to assaults. Dennis and King excel in handling these complex cases, tirelessly pursuing justice for our clients.

About Slip and Fall Injuries >


Free Strategy Session

During your initial strategy session, we will assist you in creating a strategy in how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a car accident claim, 18 wheeler injury, or, other kind of personal injury claim.

There are 5 points to your free claim strategy session:

  • First, we will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information you provide, we will give you our best advice on both what claims you have and the next steps you should consider to go forward with your claim.
  • If you claim is something that we think we can help you with, we will explain the services that we can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
  • If your matter is something that we do not think we can help you with, then we will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
  • Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unknowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed light on what you can expect and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.