The typical semi truck weighs around 80,000 pounds. At this weight, traveling at a speed of 65 miles per hour, it takes about 525 feet to come to a safe and complete stop - and this is under ideal driving conditions. Add in wet or icy roads, wind, curves, and other factors, and the stopping distance required for a semi truck traveling at highway speeds can easily close in...Read More
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If you have been injured in an accident, you may want to speak with a personal injury lawyer before accepting an offer from insurance. Insurance companies are, after all, for-profit corporations with boards of directors and stockholders who demand profit.
Profit for insurance companies often comes at the expense of the injured. In other words: insurance companies are concerned more about their bottom line than your health and recovery. A personal injury attorney, on the other hand, will be squarely focused on you.
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Large truck accidents pose a number of complications not present in smaller car crashes. When you are involved in a semi-truck wreck, it is important that you contact a lawyer right away to help make sure you are protected. Failure to work with a qualified and experienced truck accident attorney can result in an insufficient settlement or even a complete...Read More
When you are involved in an accident with a large truck, serious injury is almost unavoidable. Trucks can outweigh passenger vehicles as much as 30x over, and this weight difference, even low speeds, is often catastrophic to the occupants of passenger cars and trucks.
Truck accidents are more likely to be fatal for those in...Read More
Have you lost a loved one in an accident? You may have cause to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The following SlideShare examines wrongful death law in Tennessee to help you understand what options you may have.
If you are in need of a wrongful death attorney in Chattanooga or surrounding areas of Tennessee, please call 423-752-0544 for a free consultation. Attorney Thornbury serves families dealing with wrongful death in Tennessee as well as nearby areas of Georgia and Alabama.... Read More
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 118 lives are taken in car accidents on the Fourth of July every year, making it the most dangerous day for driving. Fatal motorcycle accidents also increase on July 4th, rising to an average of 26, more than double the daily average.
This year, AAA estimates 39.7 million people will be traveling for the holiday during the period of July 3rd...Read More
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, fatal traffic accidents increase by an average of 14%. That’s about 10 fatal auto accidents every day, many of which are related to alcohol use, speeding, and distraction. During this period, dubbed the “100 Deadliest Days,” increased vigilance is necessary to help prevent causing or being involved in an...Read More
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that an average of 15,000 people are injured and 210 are killed every year in back-over accidents alone. A back-over accident occurs when a driver fails to see a person behind his or her vehicle while backing up. Often this occurs because the victim is in the blind zone behind a...Read More