Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
The Tennessee car accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates represent clients who have been harmed as a result of the negligence or recklessness of others that led to crashes on the roads of Tennessee. The attorneys at the firm hereby alert the public of an open warning that was issued last week by the Tennessee Highway Patrol concerning the increased danger of deer on the roads during the later months of the year.
Specifically, the Tennessee Highway Patrol asked drivers to use extreme caution when driving between the months of October and December, as this is the time of year when deer tend to mate. As a result of the mating instinct, deer tend to become more aggressive in general and less afraid of human factors that tend to be present in certain locations, such as roads. The THP also stated that deer tend to be most active at daybreak and at dusk.
The warning also provided statistics regarding Tennessee car accidents during the past few years that were attributable to hitting deer. These statistics stated that since 2007, crashes where deer were a factor have increased by nearly 6 percent. In addition, there were more than 5,600 Tennessee auto accidents during the year 2011 that were attributable to deer. Nearly 300 of these crashes led to at least one injury and two of these accidents led to at least one fatality.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol advised motorists to be on the lookout for deer as they drive down the roads of Tennessee, particularly on roads that sit in a rural setting. The THP also advised drivers to avoid swerving suddenly and violently in an attempt to avoid hitting a deer, as this could lead to the vehicle flipping and rolling over.
About Michael D. Ponce & Associates
Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC, whose Web site can be found at the URL of http://www.poncelaw.com, is a law firm comprised of Tennessee personal injury lawyers who have been handling cases on behalf of clients in legal matters including personal injury, negligence, wrongful death and social security disability matters.