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Why do car accidents happen?

There are many reasons why car accidents happen.  Sometimes it’s distracted driving, texting, or failing to maintain one’s lane of traffic. The State of Tennessee compiles data detailing how Tennessee wrecks happen. The data can be found here. The link even breaks down these different driver actions by county. 

Let’s Dive Into Data for Rutherford County Accidents

Last year in Rutherford County there were 1,277 vehicle accidents caused by failing to maintain one’s lane or running off the road. There were 1,936 vehicle wrecks in Rutherford County classified as failing to yield the right of way. In fact, last year 559 vehicle accidents were caused simply by drivers being inattentive. To put these numbers in perspective, there were more than five accidents a day in Rutherford County caused by simply failing to yield the right of way to another driver.

Unfortunately, our clients are often injured from driver actions just like those described above. So often, a failure to yield is people simply being in a hurry or being inattentive or distracted. So, while the official reason the accident occurred is failure to yield, it often simply comes down to being in a hurry or not paying attention. 

We drive Tennessee streets and roads daily just like you. We think we could all be better drivers and try to limit the number of accidents on our roads.

However, the reality is that car accidents just happen. Last year in Rutherford County, there were over 10,000 vehicle accidents where no contributing factors for the accident were even listed. So we cannot eliminate accidents, but we can reduce accidents caused by being in a hurry or being distracted. If you or a family member needs help, Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers are here to assist.

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