Davidson County Car Accident Statistics
Deadly car crashes nationwide hit a nine-year high in 2016, and the number of crashes in Tennessee has risen at similarly high rate. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDSHS), there were 172,214 motor vehicle crashes in Tennessee in 2007. Since then, the number decreased slightly in 2009 to 158,059 accidents, but rose sharply in 2016 to 206,380 crashes. Elderly drivers (age 65 and above) have also been involved in more crashes in the last several years. Across Tennessee in 2012, there were 26,693 accidents involving elderly drivers, but that number increased by 27.85% to 34,128 in 2016. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Nashville car accident lawyers help those injured in crashes with other drivers. As the largest personal injury law firm based in Tennessee, we have the resources to investigate all avenues of recovery on behalf of our clients.Davidson County Car Accident Statistics
As of 2016, Davidson County, Tennessee had the second-most licensed drivers of any county in Tennessee, with 448,012 licensed in 2016, behind only Shelby County, which had over 575,000 licensed drivers. Despite having about 28% less licensed drivers than Shelby County, Davidson County only had 12.6% fewer motor vehicle crashes, according to government data. In fact, Davidson County actually had the highest crash rate per 1,000 drivers of any county in the state of Tennessee with slightly over 71 crashes per 1,000 licensed drivers. Between 2012-2016, motor vehicle crashes increased by more than 46% in Davidson County, which includes Nashville, Antioch, Bellevue, Forest Hills, Oak Hill, Hermitage, Old Hickory, Belle Meade, Forest Hills, and Berry Hill. This is likely due to the population boom of the greater Nashville area.
In the Nashville area, car accidents take place anytime, anywhere. Davidson County car accident statistics show that some of the busiest and most dangerous intersections in the city include:
- Hickory Hollow Parkway & MT View Road
- Dominican Drive at Rosa L. Parks Boulevard
- South Fifth Street at Shelby Avenue
- Eighth Avenue South at Lafayette Street
- Harding Place & Nolensville Pike
- Bell Road & Murfreesboro Pike
- Broadway Street and West End Avenue
The high number of crashes in Davidson County has resulted in a substantial number of fatal crashes and crashes involving serious injury. In 2016, there were 9,179 injury accidents in Davidson County, a substantial increase over the 7,127 recorded injury accidents reported in 2012. The large of number of injury accidents in Davidson County in 2016 was the highest in the state, but Davidson County led the state in injury accident rate in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Davidson County has also ranked in the top 10 counties in the state for rate of motorcycle accidents, with 369 crashes occurring in 2016. This rate is particularly high given that Davidson County had 23,525 registered class M motorcycle licenses in 2016.
In addition to Davidson County’s high rate of injury accidents, Davidson County car accident statistics show that it typically ranks high in terms of total fatal accidents. Between 2012-2016, Davidson County averaged 67 fatal wrecks per year. For comparison purposes, Shelby County averaged 103, Hamilton County averaged 37, Knox County averaged 54, and Rutherford County averaged 30. It can be difficult to manage the complex aftermath of a serious car accident, but the lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have the expertise and experience to assist you at every step, including analyzing your case as it relates to Tennessee’s wrongful death laws.Discuss Your Options with a Lawyer Today if You Were Injured in a Car Accident
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of being involved in a car accident in Davidson County, the Nashville attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to assist you and discuss your case. Our auto accident lawyers have experience bringing claims arising from all types of injuries, including cases involving brain trauma, spinal cord injury, broken bones, and neck and back injuries. We are equipped to represent clients throughout Middle Tennessee, so if you are looking for experienced legal representation to fight for your rights after a car or truck accident, call us at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. We look forward to showing you why NST is the way to go.