There has been an increase in the number of traffic-related fatalities in Tennessee this year compared to data from the previous year. In 2017, 984 deaths were reported as a result of car accidents, and 1,014 fatalities have been reported in 2018. Authorities sadly anticipate that there may be more fatalities before the year comes to an end. Unfortunately, a single car crash recently added to the number of fatalities in Tennessee when two passengers were killed.
You’ve seen it–the driver in the car next you is at the wheel with their eyes down, phone in hand, and very often, it’s a young adult.
Families of deceased victims involved in motor vehicle accidents often find it overwhelming to process insurance claims, police reports, medical and burial expenses. In cases where the findings of an accident are complicated and difficult to understand, families may find the assistance of a personal injury attorney helpful when processing the aftermath of a fatal accident. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is currently investigating a crash involving a motorist and a bicycle rider that resulted in the rider's death.
As a resident of Tennessee, you have no doubt heard or maybe even experienced the highway known as the Tail of the Dragon. The correct term in this case is experienced, since the highway features 318 twists and turns with not one being the same as another. The Tail of the Dragon is also unique because it does not have any intersecting roads and there are no houses on the stretch of road that may have a driveway. There are also no businesses located on the highway. This means clear sailing. These factors add up to creating quite an adventure and challenge for motorcyclists.