A drunk driving accident can occur anytime without notice. When one does happen, an unsuspecting driver can be left with serious injuries or dead. Those who survive the accident may face years of strenuous physical recovery and financial hardship as a result of costly medical care. A recent car accident in Nashville serves as an example, and Knoxville residents should take note.
Many people think that if they drive attentively and take notice of other drivers they will avoid accidents. While being alert can greatly reduce the risk, the fact is that a car accident can take one by surprise at any time. These wrecks are often tragic, leaving victims seriously injured or even dead. One such fatal accident happened on Christmas Eve in Campbell County.
A routine drive can turn tragic in the blink of an eye. Three car accident victims are probably feeling this way after their vehicle was struck head on in West Knox County. In the early morning, the driver of a pick-up truck veered off the side of the road, over-corrected and flew into the opposite lane of oncoming traffic. Three passengers in the oncoming vehicle were taken to the hospital, as was the driver of the pick-up truck. Police say alcohol and speeding were not involved in the accident. Unfortunately, car accidents like this are all too common.
A Monroe County newspaper publisher was critically injured recently in an accident that involved a drunk driver. The intoxicated driver crossed the center line and struck the publisher's vehicle head on. Authorities arrested the drunk driver and charged him with vehicular assault and his fourth DUI. A car accident like this should never happen, but when it does, legal action should be taken.
Accident severity runs the gamut from minor fender-benders with no injuries to the devastating multi-car pile-ups where fatalities abound. Fatal accidents caused by negligent drivers call for legal action. But there may be grounds for a lawsuit in a car accident that results in only minor injuries and vehicle damage. One example of such a crash happened recently in Tennessee.
A typical car ride can turn tragic in the blink of an eye. All it takes is a brief moment of inattentiveness to turn a family's life upside down. Sadly, this was the case recently in Grainger County when a driver crossed the center line and crashed head-on into an oncoming car. The car accident resulted in the death of two passengers. The two drivers were also injured.
A wreck can be a traumatic experience. At the very least, those involved have to deal with vehicle damage and a rush of emotions. Many times, unfortunately, personal injury or death results from a car accident. Knoxville drivers need to be aware of how often these serious accidents occur and what they can do to cover unexpected expenses related to a crash.
Riding a motorcycle can be fun and relaxing. Yet, their small size leaves motorcycle riders at a higher risk of being seriously injured in a crash. Because motorcycles do not have the same safety features as cars and other motor vehicles, a motorcycle accident can have tragic consequences. In the blink of an eye, an inattentive driver can fail to yield and strike a motorcycle, causing serious injury or death. One such instance happened recently in Martin, and Knoxville residents should be aware that these accidents can happen anywhere and at any time.
When an intoxicated person climbs behind the wheel of a car, everyone on the road is at risk. One of these irresponsible drivers can cause an accident resulting in serious injuries and death. In fact, one-third of fatal accidents in Tennessee so far this year have involved drunk drivers. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is stepping up efforts to prevent drunk driving in an attempt to reduce the number of fatal accidents.
Accidents are dangerous enough when they involve two or more motor vehicles, but accidents involving pedestrians and bicycle riders can be even more devastating. A car's weight and speed compared to that of an individual on a bike is significant. When a negligent driver causes a car accident involving a biker, serious injuries are likely to occur.