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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
- Willful deprivation
These abuses often occur in nursing homes, but may also occur at the hands of a family...Read More
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...Read More
When you are involved in a car accident, both what you do and do not do afterward can have a big impact on how much compensation you are able to seek. Knowing what to do after a car accident before you get into one is always best, but each accident is different and outlined steps, while good for guidance, may not be applicable in every case.
Following a car accident, you may be too injured to take pictures, interview witnesses, and collect information from the other driver. If your injury is severe, you will...Read More
When you are selecting a nursing home, it is important that you choose one that will provide a safe, caring, nurturing, and protective environment for its residents. There are several nursing homes in Chattanooga and surrounding areas, which can make the task of choosing one seem daunting. Fortunately, there are many resources available for choosing the best nursing home.
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?
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