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Who is at risk for car accidents?

There are many different kinds of motorists on the roads in Knoxville. With the number of car accidents increasing daily, many people are not aware that there are risk factors that make them more susceptible to motor vehicle wrecks than others. Drivers who know these risks can take better precautions to avoid them.

Bikers and Drunk Driving

People who drive cars are not the only ones who are guilty of drunk driving. Many motorcyclists in Knoxville socially drink and ride, not caring that they are putting themselves and everyone else on the roads with them at risk for accidents. According to, in 2012, “27 percent of all motorcycle accident victims who died were drunk.”

Common types of car accidents

As common as car accidents are in Knoxville, not many people are aware of the different types. In 2013, more than two million people were injured and 32,000 victims lost their lives in car accidents across the nation, states U.S. News & World Report. No matter the accident type, the risk of severe injury and death is always present. Some accidents result in victims sustaining certain kinds of wounds more than others.

Common causes of car accidents

Car accidents happen every day on the roads in Knoxville. Many of these incidents are preventable. These accidents cause a great deal of turmoil, trauma and harm to victims and their families. Drivers who learn about the common causes of car accidents can take reasonable measures to avoid them.

What truckers can do to avoid fatigued driving

It is becoming more common every day for motorists to see truck accidents on the streets in Knoxville. According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, in 2015, the number of deaths from that occurred from this type of accident was 3,852. Many of those accidents took place on locally and altered the lives of everyone who was involved. People who operate semi-trailers and commercial trucks should exercise extreme caution when they drive. There are actions that commercial vehicle drivers can take to reduce their chances of truck accidents when they are too tired to drive.

Sharing the road with pedestrians

With more motorists on the roads than ever before in Knoxville, the number of car accidents involving pedestrians is increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, in 2013, emergency rooms across the country treated more than 150,000 pedestrians for injuries they sustained from car accidents. Many of those victims were walking in or near traffic.

Hit-and-run accidents and motorcyclists

It is not uncommon for Knoxville drivers to see the remains of motorcycle accidents on roads each day. Many of those incidents are caused by other drivers who left the scene. According to, the number of bikers who died in motorcycle crashes was 5,000 in 2015. Whether drivers are operating cars, trucks or motorcycles, they have a legal obligation to remain at the scene of any accidents they are involved in. Those who do not, have little regard for the injured and risk the consequences.

What do I do if I am in a hit-and-run accident?

Hit-and-run accidents are one of the most frustrating and challenging types of situations most drivers will ever encounter in Tennessee. When a driver comes out of what seems to be nowhere and collides with your vehicle, only to take off and disappear, you may find yourself wondering what you should do. Motorists who are prepared to handle this kind of situation can minimize the effects it has on their lives.

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