It isn't a pleasant thought to realize that any time you get behind the wheel of your car you may be placing yourself and others in the car in danger. However, the unfortunate reality is that each year thousands of Americans are injured in car accidents, and Tennessee is not immune to this important public safety concern.
There are many different reasons for why a car accident may occur. These days, distracted driving is a big focus of public safety awareness campaigns, although it remains to be seen how distracted driving, in particular the use of cellphones while driving, will either increase or decrease in the coming years. But, one thing is certain: distracted driving is causing thousands of car accidents in America each year, resulting in many people suffering injuries or worse.
Drunk driving is still a problem as well, even as most states crack down on enforcement of drunk driving laws. Anyone who decides to get behind the wheel of vehicle after drinking alcohol is placing everyone on the road in jeopardy. Unfortunately, this doesn't stop some people from driving under the influence and subsequently causing accidents that injure or kill others.
Anyone in Tennessee who has been injured in a car accident that was caused by a negligent or reckless driver may have options to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. In doing so, the injured victim will need to prove each element of a personal injury claim. For more information about how our law firm addresses motor vehicle accidents, please visit the motor vehicle accident overview section of our website.