Madison County Car Accident Statistics
Fatal car crashes across the country rose for a second straight year in 2016, hitting a nine-year high. Across the State of Tennessee, total accidents have followed a similar trajectory. Similarly, fatal accidents in the state declined after 2007, but they increased steadily the next several years. Between 2012-2014, the number of total accidents remained stagnant, averaging 174,274. However, in 2015, that figure shot up to 197,198, and then jumped to 206,380 in 2016. Our Jackson car accident lawyers have noticed how certain categories of drivers have also been involved in more auto accidents in recent years, such as younger drivers, those ages 15 to 24, who are often inexperienced. The amount of accidents involving those drivers increased from 73,839 accidents in 2012 to 84,919 accidents in 2016, a 15% increase over that five-year span. Elderly drivers, those ages 65 and above, were involved in 27.85% more accidents in 2016 than they were in 2012.Madison County Car Accident Statistics
Madison County, home to Jackson, has the 15th most licensed drivers of any county in Tennessee, with 67,249 individuals licensed in 2016, which is similar to its population rank among Tennessee counties in the last census. Despite having a lower population than several other counties, in 2016 Madison County was found to have the 3rd highest crash rate in the state. Madison County ranked 4th in this category in 2012 and 2013, and has been 3rd since 2014.
Data regarding Madison County car accident statistics tracked by the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security also found that Madison County had the 3rd highest crash rate for accidents involving injury in 2016, only behind Shelby and Davidson County. Madison County, which includes Jackson and Humboldt, has ranked in the top five for injury crash rate rank between 2012-2016.
The number of accidents in Madison County increased by a surprising 17.5% from 2014 to 2016, rising from 3,360 accidents in 2014 to 3,950 in 2016. The number of injury accidents has risen as a similar rate, rising from 801 injury accidents in 2014 to 933 injury accidents in 2016, a 16.4% increase. In 2016, 25% of accidents in Madison County and Jackson involved injury to a vehicle occupant. Thankfully, the number of fatal accidents has mostly declined in recent years, and Madison County has not been ranked highly for the rate of fatal car crashes. In 2016, Madison County car accident statistics showed that it ranked outside of the top 50 counties in TN for deadly motor vehicle accidents, and has been outside of the top 40 since 2012. However, 45 vehicle occupants have lost their lives since 2014 in Madison County alone.
The State of Tennessee also tracks data concerning day of week and time of day regarding accidents. In 2016, the highest number of wrecks occurred on Thursdays, with 736 of the 3,950 accidents. The next highest days were Thursday (622), Sunday (595), and Tuesday/Wednesday (both 584). In terms of time of day, in 2016, accidents took place at all hours, from midnight to midnight. The most accidents occurred between 3:00-5:59 p.m. (1,017). The next-highest time block was 12:00-2:59 p.m. (789). As one may expect, the least amount of accidents occurred between 3:00-5:59 a.m. (120).
Those who have been involved in a car accident in Madison County should contact our Jackson lawyers for assistance. We have an office located in Jackson, and our attorneys and support staff members are familiar with the city’s streets and traffic conditions. We can utilize this local knowledge to help car wreck victims navigate the legal process and pursue full recovery for losses like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.Discuss Your Options with a Lawyer Today if You Were Injured in a Car Accident
If you or a loved one has suffered physical injuries as a result of being involved in a car accident in Madison County, the Jackson attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to assist you and discuss your case. We can be reached for a free consultation by calling 800-529-4004 or completing our online form. In each and every case, we strive to provide dedicated legal representation while providing compassionate client service. We look forward to showing you why NST is the way to go.