A motor vehicle accident can occur at any given moment and under a variety of circumstances. While you may seek to reduce the chances of a similar incident by strictly adhering to Tennessee state traffic laws, if you encounter a negligent driver, you may have little control over what happens next.
Car accidents happen for many reasons, but speed is one of most common reasons why people get hurt on Tennessee roads and highways. Most if not all drivers speed at some point, and while it may seem like a benign behavior, it is actually quite dangerous.
Like accidents involving a drowsy or distracted driver, those involving a drunk driver are entirely preventable. The moment that a person decides to get on Tennessee's roads after drinking, he or she shows a disregard for the safety of everyone unfortunate enough to share those roads. If you had the misfortune of coming across one of these drivers, and his or her vehicle collided with yours, you may have suffered serious injuries.
Most drivers are aware of the fact that distracted driving is extremely dangerous. Likewise, most people associate distracted driving with cellphone use while behind the wheel. This typically includes texting, talking on the phone, using a navigation system or even using social media.