Driving on Tennessee highways just got deadlier. The new report issued by the USDOT shows that highway fatalities in Tennessee increased 8.2% from 2015 to 2016. Fatalities involving large trucks in Tennessee also shows an increase of 5.4%, with 72% of the fatalities occurring with the occupant(s) of the other vehicle. See the full traffic report here.
The volunteer state is outpacing national increases. Nationally, fatalities show a 5.6% bump. The worst state report came from New Mexico with a staggering 34% increase.
At the law office of T. Verner Smith, we represent accident victims and their families and aggressively pursue individuals or companies we feel are responsible for highway injuries or deaths. We also aggressively negotiate with insurance companies who often attempt to avoid fair compensation. Contact us for a free consultation.