Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 06, 2012
The Tennessee car accident attorneys at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates represent clients who have been harmed in crashes that were caused by negligent or reckless drivers. The attorneys at the firm hereby alert the public to a recent update provided by the Tennessee Department of Public Safety regarding the number of fatalities that have occurred as a result of automobile crashes so far in the state during the current year. The number of fatalities is higher now than it was at this point in 2011.
Specifically, the Tennessee Department of Safety stated that at this point in 2012, a total of 825 people have been killed in Tennessee car accidents. That number is higher than the total of 791 who were killed during the same timeframe in 2011. This number also represents a jump of approximately 4 percent.
The Tennessee Department of Safety also stated that at this point in 2012, Davidson County, which includes Nashville, has seen 50 fatalities occur from Nashville car accidents, which represents a drop from 56 at the same time last year. Of those 50 fatalities, a total of 38 of them occurred within the Nashville police department’s jurisdiction.
These numbers will eventually become part of the overall statistics regarding Tennessee auto accidents that are recorded by the state and separated by years. In general, the state averages approximately 70,000 car accidents every year, and these crashes lead to nearly 50,000 injuries and to approximately 1,000 fatalities.
The Tennessee car accident lawyers at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates advises all motorists who plan to be on the roads in Tennessee to exercise extreme caution when driving a motor vehicle. The numbers regarding fatalities relating to crashes are rising for many different reasons that have yet to be determined, and people should drive defensively to avoid being involved in a crash.
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 and negligence, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, DUI accidents, premises liability, swimming pool accidents, dog bite injuries, bed bug cases, wrongful death and social security disability matters.