• Accident Causes

    General Causes of Tennessee Accidents

    Statewide (June 13, 2019) – Since 2017, Tennessee has recorded over 14,000 road incidents and has noted causes and contributing factors to each one. Unbelted occupants were a factor in 7,186 accidents. Senior drivers were involved in 2,657 accidents, while teenagers were involved in 1,939. Drunk driving was a main factor in 1,973. Also listed is distracted driving, drowsy driving, and speeding.

    When these factors cause a crash, it’s normally not a little fender-bender that ensues. No, many of these crashes lead to striking trees, utility poles, embankments, guard rails, curbs, fences, concrete traffic barriers, and traffic signs. Depending on the speed of the vehicle, the impact of these objects can be devastating. Many accidents also involve striking bicyclists and pedestrians.

    If you suffer an injury due to another motorist falling into a reckless practice, call Lerner and Rowe right away. Source: www.tn.gov

    Keep in Proper Lanes

    Statewide (April 30, 2019)- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has stated that failure to keep in the proper lane and running off the road has caused 67 accidents so far in 2019. Statistics for this accident cause always remain high, as 214 accidents in 2018 were also caused by drivers leaving their lane unexpectedly. To avoid these crashes, always stay alert to what you are doing and avoid distractions. If an obstacle is suddenly in your way, it is always better to break rather than to switch lanes unexpectedly. Source: www.tn.gov

  • Accident Statistics

    Fatalities in Davidson County

    Davidson County (May 10, 2019)- How many fatalities have occurred this year on Davidson county roads? Of the 204 fatalities that have occurred statewide, 15 of these were in our county. Dealing with the death of a family member is completely devastating. This tough time is even more devastating when the death occurred because of someone else’s recklessness. In legal terms, we call this wrongful death. While you can never be compensated for the life of a loved one, you can receive some monetary help to pay for hospital bills and funeral costs. Source: www.tn.gov 

    April 2019 Fatalities

    Statewide (April 30, 2019)-  April 2019 proved to be deadlier than April 2018, with 17 more fatalities. In April 2019, traffic fatalities on Tennessee roads totaled 85, with 20 more deaths than March’s total. All told, 312 people have now died on Tennessee roads in 2019 alone. Many of the accidents involved those who were not buckled up. As you drive in and around Nashville, remember to follow proper driving procedures. Together, we can make Tennessee roads safer.  The attorneys at Lerner and Rowe urge caution to drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians for the remainder of the year and beyond. Source: www.tn.gov

  • News

    11 Underperforming Nursing Homes Revealed in Tennessee

    Nashville (June 6, 2019) – Two Pennsylvania senators’ work to unveil a secret national list of underperforming nursing homes revealed 11 such homes are located in Tennessee. Criteria to appear on this list include “persistent poor care.”  

    Eight of the listed facilities are on the Medicare & Medicaid Services list of candidates, and three more are already a part of the Special Focus Facilities Program. See the full list here.

    If your loved one suffered from or is currently suffering from nursing home abuse and neglect, do not hesitate to reach out to Lerner and Rowe. Source: Fox 17

    Tornadoes, Rain, Wind, Oh My!

    Nashville (May 8, 2019)- We have been having some crazy spring weather here in the Nashville area! Tornado warnings issued earlier in the week led many to their basements. The National Weather Service even confirmed that an EF-0 tornado did touch down around the Tennessee- Alabama state line. An EF-0 tornado sustained winds up to 85 miles per hour, causing damage to nearby homes and trees. In severe weather, always take the proper safety precautions. Get yourself, family, and pets to the lowest part of your home. If you do not have a basement, go to a room with no windows until the storm passes. Source: www.newschannel5.com