If you have been injured in a Clarksville, Tennessee car accident, it is important that you contact an experienced Tennessee personal injury attorney with a solid history of positive outcomes for others. In 2014, Clarksville Now reported that the most dangerous roadways in the city were Ft. Campbell Blvd., Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Madison Street, Trenton Road, and Tiny Town Road. According to the Clarksville Police Department, Campbell Blvd. made the list of the top five roads with the most accidents nearly every month in 2013 and 2014. Based on CPD crash statistics recorded in 2013, the most dangerous intersections in the city include Highway 76 and Sango Road, Trenton Road and Tiny Town Road, and Kraft Street/North Second Street/Riverside Drive.
There were 24 vehicles involved in fatal accidents in Clarksville in 2014, with 19 fatalities. Five pedestrians were involved in fatal accidents during the same year. Between 2012 and 2016 in Montgomery County, the overall crash ranking of Montgomery County was 10th among all counties in the state of Tennessee. Montgomery County rated 51st among the Tennessee counties for auto accidents caused by speeding, 11th for auto accidents caused by young drivers between the ages of 15 and 24, and 6th for accidents caused by seniors over the age of 65. Montgomery County rated 71st for the number of fatalities resulting from auto accidents, and 28th for the number of alcohol-impaired auto crashes. Like most cities, as the population of Clarksville continues to increase, so will the number of auto accidents.
What to Do if You Have Been Involved in an Automobile Accident
If you have recently been involved in an automobile accident, you probably have a very clear memory of how you felt immediately after the accident. Perhaps you were injured, and your vehicle suffered significant damage. Or maybe your accident was not a particularly serious one, as far as injuries, but your vehicle suffered a great deal of damage. Whatever your situation, having a strong legal advocate by your side during the coming months can make all the difference in the outcome of your auto accident.
When you are shaken up after an accident, the decisions you make may not always be the best. If you have a knowledgeable personal injury attorney in your corner, you will not have to worry about talking to insurance companies and making sure you are compensated for your injuries and damages while you are healing from your accident. For more detailed information regarding your auto accident, click here to read our Car Accident Guide. Below you will find more information regarding automobile accidents.
What is the Most Common Type of Automobile Accident?
Side-impact auto accidents, also known as T-bone accidents—are among the most common types of auto accidents, and are often the most deadly. Fewer safety features are found on the sides of cars than in the front or back. While some high-end or new cars may be equipped with side curtain airbags, when you are hit from the side you simply don’t have the length of hood or trunk between you and the other vehicle. The side area is often known as the crumple zone, because of the lack of protection for those inside. When a car runs a red light or a stop sign, it is most likely to hit the side of a car legally travelling through the intersection. Further, since a large percentage of people speed up when they see a yellow light, these intersection accidents are all-too common.
Do Men Really Have More Auto Accidents Than Women?
In fact, many more men than women die every year in motor vehicle crashes, which has to do with several things, including:
- Men drive more miles than women, overall;
- Men are more likely to drive at excessive speeds than women;
- Men are more like to drive while impaired by alcohol, and
- Men are more often to drive recklessly and to avoid using a seatbelt.
Because of the higher speeds, higher incidences of reckless driving, and the fact a man may be impaired by alcohol, car crashes involving male drivers are usually more severe than those involving females, although in accidents of equal severity, women are more likely to die in the crash (or suffer serious injuries). Women tend to do more of the day-to-day driving which involves taking the children to school, buying groceries and running other errands, meaning they will typically drive shorter distances than men.
Men, on the other hand, are more likely to drive longer distances, therefore more likely to have serious accidents while women are more likely to have minor parking-lot bump-ins. Finally, you must factor in what men drive as compared to women. Women with school-age children are most likely to be driving the safest vehicle on the road—the minivan. Men, who are probably not chauffeuring the children around nearly as often are more likely to drive a sporty vehicle.
Getting the Legal Help You Need After a Car Accident
Following your Clarksville car accident, which may have left you with injuries and a damaged car, having an experienced personal injury attorney by your side will make a substantial difference. The Tennessee personal injury attorneys at Martinson & Beason, P.C., will protect your rights and your future while taking care of the details while you concentrate on getting better. Just as we have been protecting those injured in auto accidents since 1937, we will protect you as well. Call us today for a free consultation to find out how we can help you during this difficult time.