Tennessee defective roadways

Defective Roadway May Be to Blame for Mt. Juliet Car Accidents

by Staff Blogger | July 15th, 2015

Many factors can play a role in Tennessee car accidents, including the negligent design or maintenance of roadways.

When care is not taken when planning a roadway or conducting regular upkeep, crashes are more likely. Residents and officials in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, say this may be the reason for an increase in car accidents at a local interchange.

According to WKRN 2 News, there have been nearly 30 collisions along I-40 East near South Mt. Juliet Road and Belinda Parkway. Those crashes resulted in at least eight injuries and a majority of the accidents seem to occur while it’s raining.

This prompted officials at the Tennessee Department of Transportation to launch an investigation lack of proper drainage and what can be done to solve the issue. So far, the agency has determined drains in the area are clear and free of debris that can cause clogs. The team is also working to determine if the slope of the road is correct.

At Ponce Law, we understand the risks a defective roadway can pose to motorists, and our Nashville personal injury lawyers are hopeful any problems discovered on the highway can be resolved before another accident happens.

Tennessee’s Rural Roads Ranked Among the Most Deadly in the Nation

by Staff Blogger | July 30th, 2014

When many think about Tennessee car accidents, they imagine the state’s traffic-filled highways. But a new study has shown that rural roads in Tennessee may be more dangerous than its highways.

The report from the national research organization,TRIP, showed rural roads in Tennessee had one of the highest fatality rates in the nation. Their findings showed State Route 360 in Monroe County had a total of 45 accidents during a two-year period. The intersection of State Route 437 and Fairfield Pike in Shelbyville recorded 16 crashes in the three years it has been open to traffic.

So what is being done to reduce the number of highway fatalities here in Tennessee? WSMV 4 News reports the Department of Transportation has allocated $2.5 million to improve these roadways by installing new rumble strips, warning signs, guardrails, and re-striping and repaving certain road sections. Additional efforts include adding extra law enforcement patrols and flashing warning lights at troublesome spots.

The Tennessee personal injury lawyers with Ponce Law understand the devastation caused by accidents resulting from defective roadways. That’s why we are hopeful the planned improvements will help better protect Tennessee’s motorists from harm.