Car Accidents Archives

Why you should always call 911 after a car accident

Car accidents happen every day in Tennessee, and most of them don't involve any kind of injuries. However, just be cause a collision doesn't result in injuries doesn't mean that you should refrain from calling 911 to report the incident. It is very risky to refrain from reporting an accident to police.

Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run car accident, motorist arrested

Some drivers don't look out for the most vulnerable people they share the road with: pedestrians and bicyclists. Bicyclists and pedestrians are not protected by a heavy, metal frame, air bags or seat belts when they get into a crash. Indeed, many bicyclists and pedestrians who get hit by a motor vehicle suffer catastrophic injuries. Nevertheless, car drivers often fail to pay attention, and this results in serious injuries.

4 common types of traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries among car accident victims are not uncommon. In fact, brain injuries from all kinds of sources happen to a lot of people every year. Approximately, 1.7 million people suffer from TBI annually, and 52,000 of these people die. This article will look at several of the ways that doctors categorize TBI, as not all head-related trauma results in the same kind of injury.

A post-car accident action plan

It doesn't even matter if you're uninjured following a car crash. Your adrenaline will be pumping and you won't be thinking clearly. You might even be feeling a little shaky as your nerves settle down. For this reason, it's good to be prepared ahead of time with a list of what you should do immediately following a crash.

Over half of vehicle accidents caused by smartphone use

Traffic accident fatalities have increased by 14 percent since 2014. The reason may be due to smartphone use. According to Cambridge Mobile Telematics, 52 percent of vehicle crashes involved drivers who had been using their smartphones just before the crashes.

Are highway guardrails dangerous in Tennessee?

Reports of a teenage driver who died after colliding with a highway guardrail have spurred an investigation by Fox 17 into the safety of Tennessee guardrails. The 17-year-old woman drove into a guardrail that is supposed to collapse on impact and prevent severe damage and injuries.