Due in part to the higher speeds that vehicles travel in addition to other contributing factors, Tennessee highway collisions often result in serious or catastrophic injury. With an office in Knoxville, our team of attorneys at Greg Coleman Law has the knowledge and resources necessary to understand the complex nature of highway accidents and the legal implications that may be involved with them.
Highway accidents can be some of the most complex types of auto accidents to deal with due to the multiple possible sources of negligent liability. Before determining liability, many factors need to be investigated, including:
- Signage placement
- Construction zones
- Road design
- Maintenance of roadways
- Weather conditions
The cause of a Knoxville highway accident can also be attributed to the drivers involved and the vehicles they operate. Other factors that can contribute to a highway accident include:
- Distracted drivers
- Reckless drivers
- Inadequate maintenance of commercial vehicles
- Defective auto parts (on any type of motor vehicle)
- Fatigued drivers
- Intoxicated drivers
Dangerous Highways in Knoxville
There are five interstates and 18 State Routes that run through Knox County, according to Tennessee's Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Tennessee traffic crash data published by the Research, Planning and Development Division in April 2012 averages about 12,890 crashes in Knox County each year, with 3,224 collisions resulting in injury and an average of 53 traffic fatalities.
On average, 706 crashes occurring in Knox County are a result of high speeds.
The most dangerous Interstates and State Routes in Knox County, ranked from the highest number of crashes to the lowest, according to 2007 traffic data, include the following:
Highway accident injuries are often traumatic for all parties involved. At Greg Coleman Law, our Knoxville injury lawyers understand that this may be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. Let us take care of investigating the accident and pursuing liability while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Our team of legal professionals is dedicated to fighting for the rights of those injured by another, and we believe that negligent parties should be held accountable for their actions when they cause others harm.
We offer free case evaluations to anyone who believes that they may have cause to file an auto accident claim. During an evaluation, one of our attorneys will assess the merits of your claim and advise you on the best course of pursuing legal action when seeking compensation for your losses.
Tennessee highway accident victims may be eligible to recover losses from medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the wreck.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Tennessee highway accident victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with one of our auto accident attorneys, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.