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September 19, 2017

distracted driving - Chattanooga car accident lawyerHerbert Thornbury has been a car accident lawyer in the Chattanooga area for decades. He's seen all sorts of car accidents, and all sorts of causes of these accidents. There are a lot of things that can go wrong on the road.


But there's no doubt that one of the most common causes of car accidents is distracted driving. These days, there are so...

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August 28, 2017

Chattanooga truck accident lawyerLoading the cargo for a massive commercial truck is a surprisingly precise, delicate operation. These trucks already have a very high center of gravity, and controlling them is a difficult task in even the best of situations. For that reason it's very important that a truck's cargo be loaded carefully, and with a keen eye to the physics involved.


However, Mr. Thornbury has seen time and again...

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July 31, 2017

defective Takata airbags - Chattanooga car accident lawyerThe Takata airbag disaster has claimed many victims. Now, it has claimed what is undoubtedly its most ironic victim: the Takata Corporation itself.


The airbag manufacturer is filing for bankruptcy in both Japan and the United States, a direct result of a controversy involving shoddy airbags that sprayed shrapnel upon deployment. Takata is finalizing the sale of most of its business to...

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June 15, 2017

Wrongful death claims in ChattanoogaPerhaps the most important service our Chattanooga wrongful death lawyer can perform for you in the aftermath of your loved one's tragic death is to help you determine if you have a viable legal claim. Mr. Thornbury will sit down with you, discuss your case and offer you advice derived from his decades of experience.


The first step is simply...

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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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