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Knoxville drivers amongst best, but negligence still abounds

According to the Allstate Insurance Company's 2012 "America's Best Drivers Report," Knoxville fell three spots from sixth to ninth. On average, Knoxville drivers have a car accident only once every 12.2 years. Though the city remains in the top ten, the drop shows that the roads are not entirely safe. In addition, though these statistics can give comfort to those who have not had a serious wreck recently, they do little for those who are or will go through the trauma associated with a car crash.

Unfortunately, the roads in Knoxville can still be dangerous. A distracted driver can swerve into oncoming traffic, a drunk driver can rear-end another car and a reckless driver can cut someone off on the interstate. These are just examples of the types of negligent driving that can plague the streets in Knoxville and throughout the country.

When negligent driving causes a wreck, personal injury is likely to result. The seriousness of injuries runs the gamut from minor scrapes to permanent disability. Death may also occur. Yet, all injuries have one thing in common. They place undeserved physical, emotional and financial burdens on innocent victims and their families.

Fortunately, legal action against reckless, drunk and negligent drivers can help these victims. Compensation can be obtained to help cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and vehicle damage. These recoveries ensure that individuals get the care they need and deserve so that they can focus on their physical and emotional recovery. Only then can life move back to as close to normal as possible.

Knoxville may be considered by some to be a relatively safe place to drive. However, all roads seem safe until an accident occurs. When a preventable accident occurs, victims should be made whole. Luckily, the legal system is there for those who fall victim to some of the "safest" drivers in the country.

Source:, "Knoxville falls to No. 9 on the safe drivers list," Sept. 10, 2012

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