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May 11, 2017

Elder abuse claims in ChattanoogaAs we've said before, visiting your loved one in his or her nursing home is almost certainly the best way to spot the signs of nursing home abuse. But in the tragic event that you believe you've spotted such signs, what should you do? Who should you call? What are your options in the Chattanooga area?


It's important not to panic. Identifying the signs of...

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April 19, 2017

Chattanooga motorcycle accident attorneyMotorcycle accidents are sadly common in the Chattanooga area. And as our motorcycle accident attorneys have seen time and time again, these wrecks are almost always serious – in too many cases, the accidents are fatal.


Motorcycle accidents, like most auto accidents, can be exceptionally complicated, and...

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March 14, 2017

Crash in Chattanooga with an uninsured motoristUnder Tennessee law, licensed drivers in the state must carry current auto insurance that meets certain standards. However, we all know that drivers don't always follow every law to the letter – after all, folks break speed limits and run red lights all the time.


So there's a pretty good chance that someone on the road with you isn't properly insured. This becomes a problem if...

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February 27, 2017

signs of nursing home abuse - chattanooga nursing home abuse attorneyOne of the best ways to catch nursing home abuse early and prevent it from reaching a tragic point is to visit your loved one regularly. By visiting the Chattanooga-area nursing home in which your loved one is residing, you can talk to your family member, get to know his or her friends and the staff members working at the facility...

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January 17, 2017

Proving Fault in a Car Accident - Chattanooga A car accident is a chaotic situation. They happen fast, and it's not at all unusual for everyone involved to have a different story. This doesn't mean that someone is lying – human memory is fallible, and it's quite often the case that those involved simply remember the accident differently.


Herbert Thornbury has decades of experience not just helping the victims of...

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December 14, 2016

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, in no small part because it's a time for family. Many people in and around Chattanooga will take to the roads to travel to family gatherings throughout the holiday season. If you do, our car accident lawyer urges you to practice safe driving while behind the wheel.


This is important, because alcohol is, for many people, an indispensable part of the holidays....

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November 30, 2016

Chattanooga school bus crash


You expect safety to be prioritized by the drivers bussing your children to and from school each day. Tragically, families of the children involved in last week's bus crash now know that even school bus drivers can be dangerously careless.


Yesterday, 24-year-old Johnthony Walker made his first court appearance since the tragic November 21 school bus crash that killed 6 children and...

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November 10, 2016

We often emphasize the complexity of truck accident cases, and there's a good reason for that. Truck accidents are exceptionally complicated, and if you've suffered an injury in a wreck in the Chattanooga area, it's vital that you find an experienced attorney to handle your case.


Here's an example of the complexity of these cases: who's liable for your accident? Answering that is not as simple as determining who is...

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October 19, 2016

Nursing homes offer more medical equipment and care than most people have access to in their own homes. The access to these resources combined with the fact that elderly patients are often more susceptible to illness if their medical needs aren't properly met, make nursing homes a popular option for elderly loved ones. When you place your loved one in a Chattanooga nursing home facility, you are trusting them with the care of your loved one.


Caregivers in these facilities have a responsibility to care for their elderly patients and meet their medical needs while treating them kindly...

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September 20, 2016

If there's one question our Chattanooga nursing home abuse lawyers hear quite frequently from prospective clients, it's “How much could this case be worth?” It's not a greedy or unreasonable question. Victims of nursing home abuse find themselves bearing significant financial burdens, and it's fair to wonder how those bills will be paid.


It's impossible to say for sure how much your case will be worth. No...

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