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May 21, 2020

Woman sitting against car following accident with head in hands


When you are injured in a car accident, insurance will typically cover medical expenses, property damage, and related expenses. The amount insurance is willing to pay and how far that payment goes is dependent on several factors, including the role you played in your accident.


When you are injured in a car...

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May 08, 2020

Woman in wheelchair looking out of second floor office window


Personal injury law focuses on the rights of people who have been seriously injured in an accident. While many accidents result in some level of injury, personal injury law tends to focus on those that will result in the most significant damages such as:


  • Excessive medical expenses

  • An...
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March 04, 2020

The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety recently released a 57-page, state-by-state reportcard detailing how well each of the 50 has responded to the need for stronger laws and regulations regarding:


A Green rating in the “...

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February 25, 2020

A full year after the first case of EVALI and the health risks of vaping are still not fully understood. Various studies have linked the use of e-cigarettes to a host of diseases, illness, and conditions including:


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January 28, 2020

Vape CartridgeVitamin E acetate has been identified by the CDC as being a likely culprit behind the recent spate of vaping-related illnesses and deaths. The CDC reports that 2,711 cases of EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping-product use-...

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January 13, 2020

Panoramic view of road with blurs to indicate speed


In fiscal year 2019, Chattanooga police reported 32 motor vehicle-related fatalities. Marking an increase over 2018, the CPD suggests speed was a factor in many of these motor vehicle accidents. The department has been reviewing infrastructure and engineering solutions that can be coupled with educational and enforcement efforts to help put...

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December 16, 2019

Black and white photo of young man using a vape penEVALI (e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury) is currently a hot topic and, in light of a new study on lung disease and vape pen use, it deserves to remain so. According to the study, conducted over a three-year period at the UC San Francisco, people who vape, both tobacco and THC, are 1.3-...

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November 26, 2019

Teen vapingNew research has found that teen nicotine use has doubled since 2017. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 37.3% of 12th graders, 32.3% of 10th graders, and17.6% of eight graders report having used a vape pen. Sadly, many studies have found that a number of...

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May 24, 2019

According to the National Council on Aging, one in ten people over the age of 60 will face some form of abuse. Known as elder abuse, this may encompass any number of mistreatments including:


  • Physical or sexual abuse

  • Emotional abuse

  • Exploitation

  • Neglect

  • Willful deprivation

These abuses often occur in nursing homes, but may also occur at the hands of a family...

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May 14, 2019

Young Woman Looking Sad In the state of Tennessee, members of the nuclear family are entitled to seek damages following wrongful death. For adults, these claims are typically filed by a surviving spouse, but in cases where there is no spouse, children, including adopted children of the deceased, may make a claim. In situations with neither spouse nor children are...

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