(PRWEB) February 27, 2013
The Tennessee auto accident lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates represent clients who have been wrongfully injured in every type of traffic accident that tends to take place across the state of Tennessee. The firm handles litigation matters in which clients are seeking the recovery of damages to compensate them for their losses. The firm also sees as part of its mission a duty to share information that relates directly to the public safety of the people of the state. As such, the firm is sharing the statistics regarding fatalities from Tennessee traffic accidents in 2012 that were recently released by the Tennessee Department of Safety.
The Tennessee Department of Safety recently released the information regarding fatalities on the roadways in Tennessee during the calendar year of 2012, and according to those statistics, 1,013 people were killed in different types of crashes during the year. This represents a jump from the 937 traffic fatalities that occurred during the calendar year of 2011, or a jump of 76 people. It also represents a rise in fatalities by a factor of approximately 7 percent.
This upward trend appears to be the opposite of what occurred across the United States as a whole during the calendar year of 2012, as according to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or the NHTSA, traffic deaths per mile driven by American motorists were at their lowest total since 1921.
The Tennessee car accident lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates would like to alert the public to this troubling upward trend in traffic fatalities. In doing so, the members of the firm hope that anyone who does get behind the wheel of a vehicle in the state drives with extreme caution and with deference to others who may be on the road at any given time.
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.