More People Shot to Death in Tennessee Than Killed in Car Accidents
According to recent research that explored the incidents of gun violence across the United States, more individuals died as a result of gunshots in Tennessee and 20 other states across the country in 2014. Some advocates believe this research study will have implications as far as a trend expanding nationwide in 2016. Gun related deaths in the form of accidental shootings, homicides and suicides have increased within Tennessee, even though vehicle-related deaths in terms of car crashes involving drivers and passengers as well as pedestrians hit by vehicles have declined.
In 2004, there were 865 gun deaths in Tennessee but this number grew to 1,020 in 2014. During this same period, vehicle-related deaths decreased. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, car related deaths decreased from 1,191 in 2004 to 906 in 2014. Individuals who support additional regulation in the gun industry believe that these opposing trends support a call for greater regulation by the government.
Currently, the vehicle and driving industry are highly regulated from the point of manufacturing a car, to the point after a car accident has happened. Driver registration and licensing are required, driving tests, speed limit, seatbelts, airbags and patrols by authorities are some of the different ways that the government regulates the use and manufacturing of automobiles.
Individuals who sustain injuries because of an accidental gun firing may be entitled to compensation by speaking with a Murfreesboro personal injury attorney. If another person’s negligence has led to the injuries you have sustained in a gun incident, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for your medical bills and other expenses associated with the accident. To learn more about whether this impacts your situation, consult with an experienced Tennessee personal injury attorney at Kidwell, South, Beasley & Haley Attorneys at Law in Murfreesboro.
Despite the fact that car-related deaths have decreased in Tennessee over the last 10 years, there are still many individuals who have significant injuries and life-altering medical conditions after car crashes involving negligence.
Whether you have been injured in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence or whether someone else shot you with a weapon, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation. During this challenging time, you need the insight of an experienced attorney. The lawyers at Kidwell, South, Beasley & Haley Attorneys at Law work hard to represent victims in Murfreesboro during these complicated legal disputes. Your life can change in a matter of seconds after an accident, so trust your case to our attorneys. We go the long haul to fight for your future. Contact us online or call 615-893-1331 today.