Multiple Accidents Cause Traffic Delays in Williamson County on Tuesday
Multiple reported accidents caused injuries and traffic delays in Franklin and Brentwood Tuesday morning.
According to a report by wkrn.com, the Brentwood Police Department warned drivers to avoid the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 after two accidents were reported in the area. As police investigated the accidents, they also blocked off multiple lanes, leading to serious travel delays for commuters driving to Nashville during the morning rush hour.
Another crash in Franklin occurred Tuesday morning and led to multiple victims suffering injuries. WKRN reports that the accident in Franklin occurred on Columbia Avenue between Cleburne Street and Fowlkes Street. At least one vehicle was seriously damaged in the accident and a telephone pole was also broken and blocking part of the roadway.
As a result of the accident, Franklin police temporarily closed the roadway while they investigated and attempted to clear the roadway of debris. All traffic was diverted away from Columbia Avenue for several hours while emergency responders worked to remove the damaged vehicles and the broken telephone pole.
What Should You Do Immediately after an Accident?
Being involved in an auto accident can traumatic. In addition to putting you at risk of suffering serious injuries, it can also put you at risk of getting into serious financial trouble—especially if you’re too hurt to go back to work and your vehicle is too damaged to drive. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do in the aftermath of an auto accident that can protect your health and your rights to fair compensation:
- Call 911 and get medical attention.
Even if you don’t think you were seriously injured in the accident, it’s vital that you call 911 right away and report the accident. All accidents in Tennessee involving injuries or property damage must be reported to police, and you must stay at the accident scene until police arrive and allow you to leave. It’s also vital that you get medical attention, as many car accident injuries are internal and may not be symptomatic for hours or even days after the accident occurs.
- Get contact information from the other driver, but don’t admit fault.
It’s important that you know the other driver’s name and contact information—especially if his or her negligence contributed to the accident—but it’s equally important that you don’t admit fault for causing the collision, even if you think you may be partially responsible. Admitting fault to anyone, whether it’s the police, the other driver, or your insurance company, can jeopardize your chances of receiving compensation. In addition, investigations often find that drivers who think they contributed to accidents weren’t at fault.
- Contact your insurance company and a Franklin auto accident attorney.
In order to be eligible to receive compensation, you must report your accident to your insurance company right away. After you’ve alerted them of the accident, your next step should be calling a law firm that has experience handling auto accident cases. Having an accomplished and veteran attorney on your side right away can make it easier for you to get the full compensation you deserve.
The steps you take in the immediate aftermath of your accident are vital both for your health and your chances of having a successful damages claim. Don’t put your future at risk, and don’t wait around. The sooner you see a doctor and contact an attorney, the sooner you can get the peace of mind you and your family need after the accident.
If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident that was caused by a careless driver, you may be eligible to receive money your accident-related expenses, including your medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repair costs, pain and suffering, and other costs. To find out how our Franklin car accident lawyers may be able to help your family during this difficult time, dial (615) 200-1111 or complete a free online consultation form today.