Tennessee Car Accident Fatalities Exceed 500 and Continue to Rise

by mdp | July 23rd, 2012

emergencyPreviously reported data predicting a rise in Tennessee car accident deaths in 2012 has been supported by recent information documented by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Recently-released TN car accident fatality data indicates that the number of deaths caused by Tennessee car accidents so far in 2012 has now exceeded 500, representing an increase in the rate of fatalities when compared to the same time frame in 2011. Serious car accidents result in catastrophic injuries and tragic loss of life in Tennessee and across the United States every year. If you have been injured in a Tennessee car accident, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, contact our skilled car accident lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates today.

More TN Car Accident Deaths in 2012 Compared to 2011

Information detailing the number of fatalities resulting from Tennessee car accidents at this point in 2012 puts the total at 508, which represents a 6% increase when compared to the 477 car accident deaths that occurred during the same period of time last year. In addition to reporting the rate of TN car accident fatalities, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) also outlines common causes of fatal Tennessee car accidents. One major cause of TN car accident fatalities so far in 2012 is alcohol, and the THP notes a 7.5% increase in the number of alcohol-related accidents on Tennessee roadways during the first six months of 2012, for a total of 2,547. Comparatively, there were a total of 2,370 TN car accidents caused by alcohol during the same time frame in 2011.

Contact a Tennessee Car Accident Attorney Today

Tennessee law enforcement officials are focusing their attention on the prevention of fatal car accidents in the state in the future. “It is my goal for the Tennessee Highway Patrol to do everything in its power to reduce alcohol-related fatalities and serious injury crashes on state highways and roads,” said THP Col. Tracy Trott. Overall, about 1,000 people in Tennessee are killed in car accidents every year, although 2012 statistics so far indicate this average could soon be exceeded. As a result of this alarming realization, Tennessee drivers are being urged to practice appropriate caution when traveling on TN roadways. In the meantime, if you have suffered injuries caused by a car accident in Tennessee, contact our car accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates as soon as possible. You may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person found at-fault in the accident, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and more.