Remaining safe on Tennessee roadways is dependent on weather and road conditions and the behavior of drivers. When drivers neglect to drive in a safe manner, serious car accidents can occur. Sadly, a recent late night accident resulted in the death of two individuals and injuries to others.
Drivers must focus more than ever to keep their eyes on the road. Prior to the use of mobile phones, there were plenty of distractions all around a driver, such as the scenery on the road, other occupants of a vehicle, radios and more. Mobile phones and other technology, such as navigation systems, are a significant added distraction and can result in serious car accidents. Although it is not known if a recent crash is the result of a driver's use of a cell phone, something resulted in the Tennessee driver committing a fatal driving error.
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.
Tennessee drivers are responsible for their own safety and for the safety of others on the road around them, whether those other individuals are pedestrians, bicycle riders or individuals in other vehicles. In addition to looking out for others on the road, drivers are also responsible for the safety of the passengers in their vehicles and could be held liable for personal injury passengers suffer in serious car accidents. One man has recently been charged with the injuries and death that resulted for a passenger in his vehicle after he crashed into a tree.
Road signs, turn lanes, driver's education and other safety awareness are promoted to help ensure the safety of drivers and riders on Tennessee roadways. Despite multiple avenues of effort to keep the roads safe, car accidents continue to occur. Unfortunately, many accidents result in serious injuries that can result in life changes and quality of life. Through insurance claims or a lawsuit with the help of a personal injury attorney, some victims are able to gain financial compensation to cover related costs.
Traffic laws and rules are in place for the protection and safety of everyone who travels on Tennessee roadways. A failure to adhere to any one of the many laws, or driving distracted, can result in serious and fatal car accidents. Sadly, a recent multi-vehicle accident resulted in one man's death.
When tragedy strikes a family, there are often many questions asked by those left behind. Sometimes, families want to know why and how such a tragedy occurred and who is responsible. Sometimes, the answers to questions offer closure for families, and sometimes, families seek the assistance of a personal injury in Tennessee when closure is not achieved. Typically, victims of car accidents are given answers fairly quickly, but it took months for one family to receive some closure after a fatal crash in January.
Tennessee roadways are important for the infrastructure and function of the state and all its occupants. When negligent driving occurs, serious car accidents can occur. Sadly, a man recently became the fourth victim of a deadly three-vehicle crash.
In busy, congested cities such as Nashville, there are an incredible number of people, signs, moving objects and more for drivers to track as they make their ways on our streets. The last things they should be keeping an eye on is their phones.