Use Caution When Driving on Tennessee Roadways This Labor Day Weekend

by mdp | August 29th, 2012

accident thumbThe car accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates are urging drivers to use extra caution when driving on Tennessee roadways this holiday weekend, as Labor Day falls into the period of time that is statistically considered to be the deadliest time of the year in Tennessee and across the United States. As more and more attention is brought to the deadly accidents that occur during certain times of the year in Tennessee and in other states, the car accident lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates hope to help reduce the risk of car accidents, injuries and fatalities caused by negligence. If you have been injured in a car accident in Tennessee, or if you lost a loved one in such as accident, contact our experienced car accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates to discuss your legal options. We understand how difficult it can be to pursue legal action in the aftermath of a devastating accident; our compassionate and resolute attorneys are standing by to help.

Labor Day is a Deadly Time of Year for Car Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seven of the 15 deadliest driving days of the year fall between between August and September, including August 3rd, 4th, 6th, 11th and 31st, and September 1st and 2nd. These dates were drawn from data indicating that more car accidents occurred on these dates in the United States than any other time of year between the years 1999 and 2008. On a statewide scale, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reports, there are more accidents in Tennessee during the month of August than during any other month of the year. Between 2008 and 2010, an average of 99 people were killed in TN car accidents in August, compared to an average of 88 people in June, 84 in July, and 90 in September.

In Tennessee alone, about 1,000 people are killed in car accidents each year, and another 50,000 people are injured. These numbers have remained relatively constant in recent years, which means new laws and more stringent penalties haven’t done much to limit the risk of Tennessee car accidents. Keeping in mind that Labor Day is one of the busiest traveling days of the year, the car accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates are asking anyone getting behind the wheel of a car to practice safe driving behavior, in order to protect themselves and others on the road.

Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorneys for Help

Here at Michael D. Ponce & Associates, we understand how devastating a car accident can be, especially if it results in the death of a loved one. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident in Tennessee, contact our wrongful death lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates for legal help. Our wrongful death attorneys have years of experience protecting the rights of car accident victims and their families, and can help you hold the at-fault driver in the accident liable for your loss. With our knowledgeable lawyers on your side, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver, in order to pursue financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, funeral and burial costs, and other damages related to the fatal car accident.