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February 07, 2019

In the state of Tennessee, a semi-truck can be in the left lane when it is passing another vehicle or when turning left. Trucks going slower than the pace of traffic must stay in the right lane or right lanes when multiple lanes are present. In some areas or at certain times, trucks may be barred from entering the left lane at all. In these instances, highway signage will be present to indicate that trucks are only allowed in the left lane to pass.


Why Can’t Trucks Cruise in the Left Lane?


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January 28, 2019

WOman and man looking at property damage following a car accidentThere were more than 7 million police-reported car accidents in 2016, the last year for which full statistics are available. Of these, just over 2 million resulted in personal injury. An additional 34,439 resulted in death. 1,041 of those fatal car...

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January 10, 2019

Man purchasing electric scooter with appAccording to the Times Free Press, electric scooter company, Lime, will allow locals to test drive its scooters at Miller Park, 910 Market St., from 5-7pm today. The Free Press reports that the city has yet to establish rules for electric scooters and...

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November 06, 2018

A Speeding Truck Will Require Several Hundred Feet to StopThe 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...

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October 19, 2018

Teen Driver Smiling at CameraOctober 21-27 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created materials for parents to use when discussing safe driving with teens and to help them avoid causing or being involved in a car accident. Visit the...

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September 28, 2018

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.


Do All Injuries...

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September 10, 2018

Tennessee Truck Accident AttorneyLarge 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...

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August 16, 2018

Large Truck Accident Lawyer | Chattanooga, TNWhen 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...

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July 20, 2018

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.

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July 03, 2018

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...

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