SOURCE: Pohl & Berk, LLP

Pohl & Berk, LLP

November 01, 2011 11:59 ET

Tennessee Car Accident Attorneys Pohl & Berk, LLP Discuss Davidson County Crash Statistics

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2011) - Each year, the Tennessee highway patrol compiles a detailed report of all traffic accidents statewide. The statistics contained in these reports can be useful for people who wish to learn more about accident rates in their particular county. The Tennessee personal injury lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP have analyzed the official traffic data for Davidson County for the period 2006 to 2010 in order to better understand the trends in Nashville and the surrounding area.

In terms of population, Davidson County is the second largest county in the state. It is home to Nashville, the capital of Tennessee and one of the largest cities in the southeastern part of the United States. Given its size, it is no surprise that Davidson County has a relatively large number of traffic accidents. During the period 2006-2010, Davidson County had:

  • The highest overall crash rate among Tennessee counties
  • The highest rate of crashes that led to injuries
  • The highest rate of crashes in which young drivers (15 to 24 years of age) were involved
  • The second highest rate of crashes in which seniors (65 years of age and older) were involved
  • The second highest rate of crashes in which one or more vehicle was exceeding the posted speed limit

These unsettling numbers show that Davidson County drivers have good reason to worry about their safety. However, the latest report from the highway patrol offers some encouraging statistics as well, according to the experienced Tennessee car accident lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP. During the same period from 2006-2010, Davidson County ranked:

  • 87th in traffic accident fatality rate. Only eight Tennessee counties had a lower rate of fatal vehicle accidents.
  • 82nd in alcohol-related accident fatality rate. Compared to most other counties, relatively few Davidson County residents were killed in accidents that involved alcohol.

The annual highway patrol reports offer Tennessee drivers some idea of where their counties stand in terms of accident rates.

About the Firm

Pohl & Berk, LLP, based in Nashville, Tennessee, represents those who have been seriously injured, or who have lost a family member, because of the misconduct of a third party. For more information on car, truck, or motorcycle accidents or for a complete list of services our Tennessee personal injury attorneys can handle, visit www.pohlberkpersonalinjury.com.