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Traffic Accidents Reach Most Expensive and Deadly Levels Since 2007

A study by the National Safety Council found that the number of traffic deaths in 2015 so far is 14 percent higher than it was in 2014, while the number of serious injuries has increased by 30 percent through the same time period.

According to an article by Insurance Journal, nearly 19,000 people lost their lives in car accidents in the United States and more than 2.2 million suffered serious injuries that required medical attention. Those numbers mean the country is on pace for the deadliest and most dangerous year since 2007 for traffic accidents.

Driving Without Insurance Could Lead to Car Towing in Tennessee

Beginning July 1, drivers who are caught behind the wheel without valid auto insurance could have their vehicles towed.

A staff report by states that the law is a part of House Bill 606, which was passed and approved by the state legislature earlier this year and is designed to reduce the number of uninsured drivers on the road.

5 Reasons to Avoid Speaking to the Insurance Company after Your Accident

After you’ve been involved in a car accident, your first instinct is to make sure you and everyone in your vehicle is okay. Your next instinct may be to contact your insurance provider and give them all of the details about what happened. Although most policies do have provisions that require you to report any car accidents with a certain timeframe, you aren’t required to tell your insurance provider all of the details about what happened.

In fact, if you suffered injuries that may result in expensive medical bills and time away from work, it’s in your best interests to minimize contact with the insurance company and call an experienced Lebanon car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

It is a fear of many who drive at night:  coming across an seemingly innocent deer on the side of the road that happens to jut out right in front of you as you pass by, causing a serious accident. Even though many of us have probably not had to deal with the dangers, stresses, and hassles of hitting a deer while driving a car, it is something that can cause motorists a serious headache—or worse.

female-impala-1434928-mMost often, accidents involving animals are not fatal for the humans involved. However, when the accident involves a large animal like a deer, it is possible that the accident can result in serious injury or death. It is for this reason that the Tennessee Highway Patrol recently issued a warning to motorists about the presence of deer in the fall months.

According to a report by one local news source, deer accidents are more common than most of us may think. Indeed, in Tennessee alone there were over 6,100 deer-related accidents in 2013. Of those, 230 resulted in some kind of serious injury, and two resulted in at least one death. Also interesting is the fact that since 2009, deer-related crashes have increased by over 15%. Perhaps this is a function of increased human development at the expense of the animals’ natural habitat.

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