Accident Hotspots Identified In Nashville
Workers that remove traffic accidents from the Nashville roadways have identified a few hotspots around the city where more accidents happen than other areas of town. I-40 at I-24, I-24 at Briley Parkway on the east side of town, and I-24 near Antioch are some of the most common crash hotspots around Nashville. In 2021, there have already been four deadly crashes were on I-40, three on I-24 and two on I-840. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates understand how serious a car accident can be for victims and promise to fight hard for the compensation you deserve. To learn more, call or contact our office today for a free case evaluation.
Contributing Factors for Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other leading authorities, there are many factors that contribute to the likelihood of a traffic accident on the road. Some of the most common factors that increase the chances of an accident include the following:
Speed is one of the top contributing factors to traffic accidents in Tennessee. When a driver is speeding they have less opportunity to slow down, stop, or avoid an accident. Faster speeds also result in a greater force of impact, which can amplify the severity of the injuries for victims.
Distractions both in and outside of the vehicle are another major contributing factor to traffic accidents around Nashville. The biggest distraction inside vehicles is a driver’s cell phone, and many crashes happen annually because of drivers on their phones. Other passengers, small children, the radio, and countless other things inside a car can also distract a driver and lead to a crash. Distractions outside the vehicle can also cause a driver to pay less attention to the road and cause an accident.
Inebriation causes many accidents every year in Nashville, when drivers get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Being under the influence impairs a driver’s cognitive abilities, including their motor skills, reaction time, coordination, muscle function, and more which can make it difficult or impossible for an impaired driver to avoid a crash.
Time of Day
The time of day is also a contributing factor to accidents in Tennessee. More accidents happen at night than they do during the day. Vehicles and other objects are harder to see at night, and more drivers are impaired while driving at night than they are during the day. More accidents happen at night outside of the city center in Nashville than they do downtown.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic accident in the Nashville area you deserve to be compensated for your injuries by those responsible for the crash. At Mitch Grissim & Associates, our knowledgeable Nashville personal injury lawyers are prepared to zealously advocate for you. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your case now.