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Tennessee Car Accident Statistics

Car accidents can occur anywhere, at any time. However, there are observed patterns regarding Tennessee car accidents.

Read on to learn more about Tennessee car accident statistics.

The Data

During the year 2019, there were a total of 204,591 traffic accidents in the state of Tennessee. The county that experienced the highest number of car accidents that year was Shelby, with a total of 39,423. The county that experienced the second-highest number of accidents that year was Davidson, with a total of 32,984.

The highest number of car accidents occurred in October and November. There were a total of 19,628 in October 2019, and a total of 19,182 in November that same year.

In 2019, there were a total of 1,064 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents. Additionally, Tennesseeans were involved in accidents that caused a total of 48,489 injuries.

There were 155,036 instances of car accidents that resulted in over $400 worth of property damage.

Certain days of the week experience more car accidents than others. In 2019, the highest rates of car accidents occurred on Fridays, with a total of 35,687 wrecks. Thursday recorded the second-highest number of accidents, with a total of 31,503.

Certain times of the day experience more car accidents than others. In 2019, the highest rates of car accidents occurred between the hours of 3 PM and 6 PM, with a total of 50,795.

Not all car accidents are created equal. There are many reasons why people are involved in accidents, but some occur more often than others. Sometimes, there’s no apparent reason at all why accidents happen. In 2019, the most prevalent reason for accidents was “no contributing actions,” with a total of 1,689,508, followed by “following improperly,” with a total of 385,222 incidences.

We Can Help

If you’ve been involved in an injury-sustaining accident, our attorneys at Witherington Injury Law are here to help. We’ve assisted many other people who have been in similar situations, and we can help you too. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with your case right away.

Call Witherington Injury Law today at (615) 697-6503 for a free consultation.


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