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After a car crash, the steps taken on the scene and in the days and weeks that follow will have a direct impact on your ability to collect fair compensation. This makes what you do following a car accident incredibly important. Chattanooga personal injury attorney Herbert Thornbury is pleased to offer the following tips to help protect your physical and financial health following an auto accident.
On the Scene
Millions of people take to the road every year around Thanksgiving to visit family and friends. Last year, AAA reported nearly 49 million people traveled 50+ miles from home to celebrate the holiday, many of those traveling on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving itself.
This year, industry trade group, Airlines for America, reports a 3% increase in airline tickets purchased for travel...Read More
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security reports that there 206,380 motor vehicle accidents in Tennessee in 2016. 12,587 of those occurred in Hamilton County.
- 353 motor vehicle accidents in Hamilton County involved...
Herbert 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...Read More
Loading 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...Read More
The 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...Read More
Perhaps 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...Read More
As 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...Read More
Motorcycle 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...Read More