Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 14, 2012
The Tennessee wrongful death lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates, a law firm comprised of Tennessee personal injury attorneys who represent clients who have been injured in traffic accidents and families who have lost loved ones in crashes hereby warn the public with regards to the large increase in the number of deaths caused by Tennessee auto accidents in 2012 when compared to the same point on the calendar in 2011.
Specifically, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has recently released the statistics regarding the fatalities to date in 2012 as compared to 2011 that were caused by auto accidents. At this point in 2012, 331 people have been killed in crashes of every type. This represents a 13 percent increase in the amount of traffic fatalities as compared to this point in 2011.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has also released statistics regarding certain types of crashes that have involved the highest increases in fatalities this year when compared to 2011. Those crashes that have been identified by the TDOT include motorists and passengers failing to wear seatbelts and a rise in the number of fatalities caused by Tennessee motorcycle accidents. Those two causes alone account for 41 more deaths than at this point in 2011.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has responded to this increase in traffic fatalities in the state by posting messages on overhead electronic signs on interstates that alert drivers to the number of deaths that have occurred in 2012 in Tennessee auto accidents. The TDOT is hoping that an increased awareness to this development will encourage people to use more caution when driving.
In general, state government statistics indicate that every year in the state, more than 1,000 people are killed in Tennessee traffic accidents and more than 50,000 people are injured. The Tennessee auto accident lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates would like to reiterate their concern regarding this statistical development and they hope that increased awareness will lead to increased safety on all of the state’s roads.
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.