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Across the board, the number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents have been on a steady decline ever since law enforcement started cracking down on drunk drivers and changes to seatbelt laws. According to data compiled by the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents has decreased by nearly 25 percent over the past 10 years. However, the number of deaths associated with wrong-way driving crashes has remained steady over that time – according to NHTSA, approximately 360 people have died in these types of accidents every year.
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While wrong-way driving accidents only make up a fraction of the 32,000 plus people who died in crashes in 2014, they are nearly always caused by negligence or wrongdoing on the side of the wrong-way driver. At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, our Nashville car accident attorneys have provided clients with the knowledgeable and passionate legal representation they require for more than 40 years, and have successfully secured hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements over that time. If you were seriously injured in a car crash, contact us today to discuss your case and begin planning your next step.
Officials have kept close watch on these types of accidents and the events that led up to them. Back in December of 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published a Highway Special Investigation Report (PDF) detailing some of their findings. An important piece of information revealed in that document showed that a sizeable portion of wrong-way crashes occurred after the driver at fault entered an exit ramp the wrong direction. Even though officials indicated that poor signage and confusing roadway design were major factors in many of these crashes, the drivers who drove the wrong direction often took the blame. Some influencing factors noted in the report include:
At the law firm of Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, our Nashville car accident lawyers have dedicated their careers to providing victims with the experienced legal representation they require in their time of need. If you were seriously injured in a wrong-way driving accident, you shouldn’t be expected to pay for your medical bills or other damages you may have incurred. Our lawyers are ready to help you fight for and secure the compensation you need to cover those costs. Call us at (615) 933-2893 to speak with a member of our firm, or fill out our online form to give us the details of your case today.
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