According to the Associated Press, Tennessee officials reported an increase in fatal car accidents this year in Cumberland County, Tennessee.Â The Tennessee Department of Transportation (â€śTDOTâ€ť) reported 12 fatal car crashes in Cumberland County so far in 2011, up from one in 2010.Â Half of these accidents have occurred on Interstate 40.Â TDOT and local law enforcement agencies will team up to set up roadblocks on major roads and Interstate 40, looking for impaired drivers, speeders, and persons not wearing seat belts.
Causes of fatal car accidents include speeding, distracted driving, and driving under the influence.Â When a driver travels over the speed limit, he may lose control of his vehicle and cause an accident.Â If a driver travels over 100 miles per hour, the probability of a car wreck skyrockets.Â By setting up roadblocks, TDOT hopes to catch speeding drivers or encourage drivers not to speed for fear of getting caught.Â In addition, TDOT hopes the roadblocks will reduce the number of drunk drivers on Tennessee streets.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, call the Memphis auto accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â Surviving family members of a fatal car crash victim can suffer in many ways.Â First, family members may incur costly medical bills that accrued between the crash and victimâ€™s death.Â Next, family members may be forced to find ways to replace income the deceased would have earned had his or her life not ended prematurely in the accident.Â Finally, family members may suffer emotionally as a result of losing a loved one.Â NST Law combines knowledge of Tennessee driving and insurance laws with the services of various experts to aggressively fight for families of deceased victims to recover maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.Â NST Law can consult with economic experts to document medical bills and compute lost wages.Â NST Law can also retain psychiatric experts to evaluate a clientâ€™s mental health and the extent of his or her pain and suffering.
For a free initial consultation on your case, call the Tennessee auto accident attorneys at NST Law at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee.Â Our auto accident attorneys have handled car crash cases in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville for over two decades.Â As a result of handling car accident cases for over twenty years, NST lawyers have an in-depth understanding of Tennessee driving and insurance laws and courtroom trends and techniques.Â NST lawyers understand the commitment level and attention to detail required to achieve success in fatal car accident cases and lawsuits. In the past, Team NST attorneys have negotiated favorable pre-trial settlements on behalf of clients.Â However, NST Law has taken cases to trial if a reasonable settlement could not be reached.Â To learn how Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz can fight for you to recover every dollar you are legally entitled to in your auto accident case, call NST Law today.
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