Automobile accidents are listed as one of the leading causes of death. While wrecks occur for numerous reasons, there are actions drivers can take to help reduce the number of collisions that happen on the roads. Traffic laws are intended to protect drivers and other motorists, however, these laws are not always followed. When drivers ignore safety, it can result in serious injuries and even death.
At Mitch Grissim & Associates, we know how dangerous Nashville roads can be, especially when safety laws are not followed. For this reason, we have provided a vehicle accident report highlighting recent accidents that occurred in the community during the month of March to encourage drivers to practice safety when they get behind the wheel.
If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident as a result of a negligent motorist, our Nashville car accident attorneys can assist you with your claim. In order to determine your legal options, our lawyers will need to evaluate the circumstances of your case.
28-Year-Old Man Killed After Crashing into a Tree
Joshua Edwards, 28-years-old, was driving a 2005 Honda Civic on Old Harding Pike at Big East Fork Road when he ran off the road. Edwards hit a tree and ran into a ditch, causing his car to overturn.
Edwards was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
I-40 Westbound Experienced Delays Due to Tractor-Trailer Collision
A jackknifed tractor-trailer caused the westbound lanes of I-40 to close. The accident occurred at about 4 p.m. and the westbound lanes did not reopen until 6:45 p.m. that evening.
Eight Children Sustained Injuries Due to an Accident on I-840
Joshua D. Clark, 40-years-old, was driving a church van on I-840 in Williamson County with twelve passengers on board when he crashed during a heavy rainstorm.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol told WKRN News, “Clark lost control of the vehicle due to an unspecified reason and ran off the roadway, striking the median where it flipped on its side.” The van belongs to Dixie Hills Baptist Church in Bolivar, Tennessee. Six of the eight children were taken to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, while the other two were transported to TriStar Horizon. Clark did not sustain any injuries.
Based on police, weather conditions may have been a factor in the collision, however, the cause of the wreck is still under investigation.
Vehicle Caught Fire on I-65 North
Lanes on I-65 north finally reopened after a car caught fire. The car fire occurred near exit 65, causing all lanes except for one to shut down for about an hour.
Call Mitch Grissim & Associates About Your Legal Rights
We hope that by reading our vehicle accident report, drivers will be more aware of their surroundings when operating their vehicles. However, we understand that accidents can still occur. If you or a loved one suffered injuries caused by a careless driver, you have legal rights.
At Mitch Grissim & Associates, we know that the legal system is not straightforward. Filing a claim to obtain compensation for damages is strenuous and time-consuming. Additionally, it can be difficult to handle the insurance companies without legal representation because they do not look out for the best interest of the injured victim.
Oftentimes, insurance companies will attempt to offer a low settlement in hopes that you will accept. However, this can leave you with less than what you deserve. Our Nashville car accident attorneys can fight the insurance companies on your behalf to help you receive the full amount you’re entitled to after an accident.
Compensation can help cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and other related costs. Whether you were involved in a motorcycle accident, truck accident, or experienced the wrongful death of a family member, we can help. Our experienced legal team will review your case and inform you of your legal options. If you are eligible for compensation, we can calculate a reasonable settlement amount and ensure you are not taken advantage of by the insurance companies.