Frequent Causes of Car Accidents in the Clarksville, Tennessee, Area

Discovering negligence and getting to the bottom of your car accident

Very few car collisions accurately can be called accidents. Even though it is often not immediately apparent, car crashes nearly always come about because someone failed to obey the law or apply reasonable care. Determining the cause of car accidents and the person or entity responsible for that cause is an essential step to getting compensation for injured victims in Clarksville. No matter how serious your injuries, if you cannot show they were caused by the negligence of another, you are not likely to recover compensation. That is why our attorneys at the Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC conduct a thorough physical investigation of every case we take. We review police reports, contact witnesses, examine the accident scene and consult with qualified experts to reconstruct the seconds leading up to your car wreck in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Driver conduct that commonly causes collisions

In most cases, driver conduct is the ultimate cause of car accidents. When this conduct amounts to a violation of traffic or other laws, it can be very strong evidence of liability. However conduct doesn't necessarily have to be illegal to constitute negligence. These factors may also contribute:

  • Failing to obey traffic controls
  • Excessive speed
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Distracted driving
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Failure to check mirrors and blind spots

Both Tennessee and Kentucky use comparative negligence systems in slightly different ways. This means that even if you were partially at fault in your accident, it does not necessarily bar you from recovering compensation. However, it may be reduced to reflect your share of the fault. Therefore, even if you contributed to the cause of your car wreck, it is still important to speak to an experienced Clarksville attorney right way.

Third-party conduct that commonly causes accidents

Sometimes, the cause of a car accident may rest with someone who was not even directly involved. Poor road design or maintenance, overgrown vegetation along roadways and defects in the design and construction of one of the involved vehicles can also contribute. At the Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC, we fully investigate every reasonable avenue of recovery and do not rest at a simple settlement with the at-fault driver if our client's injuries justify a greater recovery. We have had great success pursuing compensation from municipalities, property owners and vehicle manufacturers on behalf of our injured clients in the Clarksville area.

We can help you determine the cause of your car accident

The cause of an accident may not always be clear. Therefore, do not discount the possibility of getting compensation for your injuries before talking to one of our attorneys at the Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car collision in Tennessee and Kentucky, call our office today at 931-444-5620 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation at one of our three Clarksville office locations. Our lawyers can also visit you in your home or at the hospital upon request.