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October 18, 2021

Accidents caused by drunk or intoxicated drivers injure and kill hundreds of people in Tennessee each year. According to the National Traffic Safety Administration, 1/3rd of all traffic-related deaths are caused by drunk or intoxicated drivers, with a fatal accident occurring, on average, every 52 minutes in the United States.

When you are injured or a loved one is killed by a drunk driver, you are entitled to seek compensation for all related damages. In the case of serious injury, this may include...

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September 09, 2021

Infographic: Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Tennessee?Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to provide families with needed compensation following the untimely death of a loved one in an accident. Common causes of fatal injury that may prompt the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit include motor vehicle accidents, boating...

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August 05, 2021

There is a truck driver shortage in the United States. This is impacting things from delivery of items to retail stores, the accessibility of gasoline, and everything else truckers haul both intra and inter-state. Due to this shortage, there has been a heavy push for new drivers to join the workforce, a push that could easily result in several novice truck drivers on the road at the same time.

Leading Causes of Truck Accidents

According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), some of the leading causes of truck...

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July 19, 2021

Infographic: Tennessee Cell Phone and Driving LawsJuly is National Cellphone Courtesy Month, a great time to consider just how courteous you are with your cellphone habits, and an even better time to reconsider how you use your phone while you drive.

In the state of Tennessee, it is illegal to:

  • Text or Type While Driving. This applies to all drivers of all ages and is a primary offense. This means you can...
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June 17, 2021

Personal Injury Claims and On the Job Injury

Some of the most dangerous jobs in America are in industries that have loopholes allowing employers to skirt workers’ compensation laws. By classifying employees as “independent contractors,” employers aren’t required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which can force workers to pay out-of-pocket for injuries sustained on the job.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the most...

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June 04, 2021

Boat Accident

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, there were 246,932 registered water vessels in our state as of 2020. Of these, 158 were involved in reported incidents that same year. The county with the highest number of reported incidents was Hamilton, although it was Old Hickory Lake in Sumner and Davidson...

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May 10, 2021

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, a good time for motorcyclists and the drivers of passenger vehicles to take a moment to reflect on their driving behaviors.

Did you know that most motorcycle accidents are caused by...

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April 13, 2021

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and a really good time to consider how your driving habits may imperil you, your passengers, and everyone else on the road. The National Safety Council reports an average of 700 motor vehicle accidents every day are caused by distracted drivers. Many of these result in serious or fatal injuries. These facts are made all the more tragic when you consider this: all distracted driving accidents are preventable.

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March 09, 2021

Lane splitting refers to riding between slow-moving or stopped traffic on a motorcycle or bicycle. Lane splitting may help save time and decrease traffic congestion. It may also be safer for motorcyclists than stop and go traffic behind larger vehicles.

While there are some potential benefits offered by lane splitting, there are some clear dangers as well. The primary being decreased visibility, which makes riders and their passengers much more susceptible to collision. Cars can drift out of their lanes, make sudden lane changes, or otherwise be driven in unpredictable ways....

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February 08, 2021

Truck accidents are much more deadly than accidents involving only passenger vehicles. Due to the size and weight differential between semi-trucks and passenger vehicles like cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks, the fatalities in these accidents are almost always the drivers or passengers of the smaller vehicles. If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney who can explain your rights and help you choose the best path forward.

For a free consultation with Chattanooga wrongful death lawyer Herbert...

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