Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
The Tennessee car accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates, a law firm dedicated to representing clients who have been injured because of the negligence, recklessness or the intentional actions of others, hereby alert the public of the number of fatalities resulting from Tennessee automobile crashes over Memorial Day Weekend 2012. The firm also advises motorists to exercise caution when driving on the state’s roads during the upcoming summer months.
Specifically, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security released the fatality statistics relating to Tennessee car accidents over the long holiday weekend, and a total of 13 people were killed in these crashes. While this represents a drop from the 19 fatalities from the previous Memorial Day Weekend, it also represents the same number of fatalities resulting from Tennessee crashes during the same weekend in 2010.
After the fatality statistics from Memorial Day Weekend were added to the total number of people killed in Tennessee car accidents so far in 2012, the total number stood at 397. This represents a jump of 26 people when compared to the same point in 2011. This also represents the possibility that a higher number of people will be killed in 2012 as a result of Tennessee auto accidents.
Overall, more than 50,000 people are injured in Tennessee auto crashes every year on average, and an additional 1,000 people are killed during the course of 12 months. The Tennessee car accident attorneys at Michael D. Ponce & Associates asks the driving public to use a high degree of caution while behind the wheel on the state’s roads during the summer months of 2012.
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.