Driving a car often takes skill and attention by drivers. Without with the right attention to detail a car accident is likely to occur. Negligent drivers are often the cause of car accidents because they failed to follow the rules, drive while distracted or drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, these are not the only factors that contribute to car accidents in Tennessee. Residents may wonder what other factors contribute to car wrecks within the state.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security says that many factors to contribute to car accidents on Tennessee roadways. Driver negligence is often seen with these factors. According to a report by the Department of Safety these factors include things like driver distractions, erratic driving, failure to yield and improper lane changes.
In Davidson County in 2014 common causes of car accidents included failure to stay in a lane, improper following, failing to yield, interfering passengers and driving too fast for the conditions. In particular, reckless driving was blamed for more than 300 car accidents in Davidson County in 2014. In Montgomery County, on the other hand, driver inattention was blamed for 385 accidents in 2014, while speeding contributed to 91 accidents.
When a reckless or negligent driver is responsible for causing an accident and someone is injured, the victim may have legal rights. Since those rights depend on the specific situation, this blog post cannot give specific legal advice. An attorney, on the other hand, can help people understand their rights and any possible damages. These damages often include lost wages, medical expenses and other costs relating to the accident.