Not every car accident is a life-changing ordeal that seriously affects not only you but your loved ones as well. However, such accidents do happen, and unfortunately there is no way to predict where or when they will occur. You could go through your life never getting into an accident, driving safely for years and years, and then suddenly another driver glances down to read a text message or decides to have a few shots before getting behind the wheel.
When consumers buy a major product such as a vehicle, they expect this product to be as safe and reliable as possible. Unfortunately, many people are seriously injured or killed throughout the United States each year as a result of defective products. Residents in Nashville and countless other cities may unknowingly be affected by a major safety hazard in their vehicles that has recently come to light.
Drivers in Tennessee might not realize how distractions can be the catalyst for a car collision. Glancing away from the road for a mere two seconds at 70 mph will lead to a driver traveling approximately 200 feet without watching where they are going. There are numerous reasons why a driver might look away including texting and driving. This might reduce the ability to anticipate and raise the risk of a car accident.
Many Tennessee residents have likely seen news reports about a multi-vehicle accident in Georgia that resulted in five deaths. The fatal accident occurred on April 22 when seven vehicles crashed near Savannah on Interstate 16. In addition to the fatalities, two people were injured in the wreck.
People in Tennessee are known to love their motor sports and fast cars. These hobbies are enjoyable but carry with them a certain amount of risk as evidenced by a car accident at Walt Disney World Speedway, an attraction that catered to those who like high-performance sports cars and racing. The accident led to the death of a 36-year-old man who was a passenger in the vehicle as he rode with a younger driver.
Tennessee and many other parts of the country are in the middle of the annual rainy season. However, automobile travel cannot wait for summer weather. In order to avoid being involved in one of the 1.2 million motor vehicle crashes each year, there are some basic tips to follow when driving in the rain.
While most drivers in Tennessee are cautious on the road and take care not to endanger themselves and other drivers, there is always the risk of a car collision. When there is a car accident, it is imperative that those involved stop and make certain the other drivers are not hurt and the insurance information can be exchanged. Unfortunately, some drivers do not follow the law when it comes to stopping after an accident, compounding the incident. People who have been affected need to know what to do in an accident's aftermath if it is a hit and run.
In Tennessee and throughout the country, there are many ways in which attention can be diverted from the road. Even if it's for a split second, that small time frame can mean the difference between avoiding a car accident or being injured or killed in one. While some might believe that those who are behaving as a distracted driver or texting and driving are asking for their fate, it's not just the person who is ignoring the road that is affected by these incidents. Innocent people on the road can be hurt and the information regarding distracted driving is so important that everyone needs to understand how dangerous it can be.
It can feel intimidating for Nashville residents to pursue wrongful death or personal injury lawsuits against major companies. However, products liability laws provide certain protections to consumers, and these are applicable against small and large companies alike. In fact, sometimes a single lawsuit can force huge corporations to take responsibility for their wrongdoings. In such cases, even executives and high-level employees are not exempt from answering for their negligent actions.
The attorneys at Bart Durham Injury Law have over 75 years of experience in motor vehicle injury cases. In this time we have seen many different types of injuries, caused by various car defects.