New report titled 'Out of Control' suggests Tennessee pass new laws to stop surge in traffic deaths.
More than 10,000 people have died on Tennessee roadways in the last 10 years.
Data also shows an almost 20% increase in traffic accidents in the first half of last year when compared to 2020.
The report, from Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, states drivers are behaving recklessly by speeding, impairment, and refusing to wear seatbelts. There is a suggestion that Tennessee pass a law requiring backseat passengers to also wear seatbelts. The rationale, say the authors, is that an unrestrained backseat passenger is not only a danger to themselves, but during an accident, becomes a danger to others.
Other suggested laws include:
While each case is different, there are times when an accident could have obviously been avoided, placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of the driver.
If you believe that you or a loved one have fallen victim to someone who was careless while driving, you may have a case that proves their actions were negligent and any pain or suffering you endured or continue to endure could result in a potential lawsuit. Contact us for a case review.
At the law offices of T. Verner Smith, we represent clients who have suffered personal injury due to the negligence of another. These types of lawsuits not only provide necessary compensation for those who were wrongfully hurt in an accident, but also creates an environment of caution leading to higher safety standards for all.
Call us for a free consultation at (731) 423-1888, (901) 730-4567, or (615) 371-6136.
Reckless drivers often cause car accidents in Tennessee, resulting in injuries causing neck and back pain. While this can be a common injury, you likely need an experienced personal injury lawyer from the beginning.
What causes these back and neck injuries?
The force associated with a car accident can cause serious damage to the back and neck area. These injuries may result in long-term discomfort as well as negatively impacting victims economically due to loss of work, medical bills, therapy, and potentially lifelong issues.
One of the most common injuries is 'whiplash'. The inertia of opposing forces in an impact accident can and often results in a violent movement of the head. This injury, which may take several days to fully develop, can be extremely painful and debilitating.
Lower back pain, caused by a misalignment or damage to the spinal discs may also be the result of a car accident. Ligaments, muscles, and tendons along the spine may also be damaged.
What kinds of treatments may I expect?
Treatments for these injuries vary from physical therapy, to medications, to spinal surgery. Many of these injuries may last for months, and in some cases, for a lifetime.
But this wasn't my fault!
If your car accident was not your fault, is it fair to you that you suffer due to someone else's negligence? We think not.
Seek legal advice before agreeing to anything.
Neck and back injuries are no stranger to insurance companies. Their adjusters and experts may attempt to claim your injury is minor and attempt to minimize your claim. It is important for accident victims to seek legal opinions sooner rather than later in these cases.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident and aren't sure how to proceed next, call us at the Law Office of T. Verner Smith for a free consultation at (731) 423-1888.
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