Brentwood Car Accidents
Everyone knows that the likelihood of being involved in a car wreck increases with the more cars that are on the road. If you are a resident of Brentwood, Tennessee, you may be aware that the number of licensed drivers in Williamson County has been steadily increasing in the last five years, and unfortunately, the number of car crashes in Williamson County has increased since that time as well. Interstate 65 runs straight through Brentwood, and it is no surprise that such a massive freeway is the site of some of the most vicious and damaging car accidents in the community; however, with the number of licensed drivers increasing, crashes on smaller roads have increased in Brentwood as well. If you’ve been in a car wreck, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what to do about paying for medical treatment, lost wages, or getting your car fixed because, let’s face it, the insurance company may not treat you fairly. Calling an experienced Brentwood car accident lawyer who is familiar with can be the lifeline you need to help navigate the process of getting fairly compensated for your losses.Facts About Car Accidents in Brentwood and Williamson County, Tennessee
Interstate 65 is the site of many crashes in the Brentwood area, and the sheer size of the road and volume and speed of vehicles that travel it mean that wrecks on the highway can have devastating results. Although crashes on Interstate 65 get a lot of media attention, serious car accidents have also happened on roadways such as Franklin Road, Lynnwood Way, Cloverland Drive, Old Hickory Boulevard, Holt Road, Concord Road, Wilson Pike, and Corondelet Place, as well as in nearby cities and towns like Nashville, Franklin, Nolensville, Arrington, Kingfield, Peytonsville, Liberty Hill, and Spring Hill.
According to the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, the biggest factors involved in crashes in Williamson County are speeding and the age of drivers. Young drivers with less than ten years of driving experience and drivers who are senior citizens are likely to be involved in car accidents. In fact, in 2016, more than 85 in every 1,000 Williamson County drivers between the ages of 15 and 24 and more than 30 in every 1,000 Williamson County drivers over the age of 65 were involved in a car wreck.Proving Your Case by Utilizing Our Knowledge of Tennessee Driving Laws
The first step in establishing a car accident case against an at-fault party is establishing that the at-fault driver breached his or her duty to act reasonably under the circumstances, or the duty to drive safely – pay attention, not speed, or not drink and drive, for example.
Oftentimes, law enforcement can help prove that element of the case. When the Tennessee Highway Patrol or Brentwood Police Department responds to a wreck, officers will investigate and may issue a citation to the at-fault party. Commonly issued citations to drivers in Brentwood include:
- Following improperly
- Failure to yield right of way
- Improper lane change
- Speed too fast for conditions
- Failure to keep in proper lane
- Failure to obey traffic controls
- Texting while driving
- Driving under the influence (leading to an arrest)
Even if law enforcement does not respond to the scene of the accident or does not issue any citations, witness accounts or information about property damage can help prove that a breach of duty has occurred. Always get contact information for any witnesses. Our car accident attorneys can help Brentwood victims by interviewing witnesses to document their version of events.
In addition to proving the at-fault party breached their legal duty to act as a reasonable person would, you will also have to prove your damages. Insurance companies, judges, and juries rely on documented evidence to determine how much compensation car accident victims deserve, so it is important to have the necessary documentation to back up your claim. The most direct way to prove that you were injured and endured pain and suffering in an accident is through your doctor’s medical records and bills – so it is important that you see a medical professional if you are feeling pain following the wreck. Documentation is similarly necessary to prove lost wages, property damage, loss of value of property, and pain and suffering.Contact a Brentwood Car Wreck Attorney Today to Discuss Your Case
If you have been hurt in a car accident in Brentwood or surrounding areas in Williamson County, the Brentwood car accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are prepared to help. Feel free to contact us any time, day or night, to discuss your case, as we are available 24/7 by calling 800-529-4004 or completing our online form. We have over 30 car and truck accident attorneys and more than 120 support staff members, and we are happy to utilize our vast resources for the benefit of our clients. We represent people in cities and towns throughout Middle Tennessee, including Brentwood, Nashville, Franklin, Fairview, Spring Hill, and more. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.