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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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December 16, 2020

Elder Abuse in Chattanooga

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), there are seven different types of elder abuse. These are:

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November 04, 2020

Elderly man, sitting in his wheelchair, alone in his room

The words “nursing home abuse” often serve to conjure images of physical or sexual violence. And indeed, these things do happen in nursing homes across the country with alarming regularity, making their specter all the more terrifying.

Violence, however, for all of its awfulness, does not always leave marks. This makes knowing the behavioral changes that can...

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August 20, 2020

Sad elderly man sitting on a bench

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, around 12% of senior citizens face financial exploitation. Even more tragic, a majority of these cases involve family members or trusted healthcare providers.

If you suspect a loved one is being financially exploited, talking to an experienced nursing home attorney is the next logical...

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August 13, 2020

Commercial Vehicle AccidentAccidents with commercial trucks can be much more complex than accidents with passenger cars. When you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck, injury may be much more serious. What’s more, there may be multiple parties involved – some of whom are not even on the scene of the accident.

When you are injured in an accident with a commercial...

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July 30, 2020

Argument following a collision between two cars

The state of Tennessee is an at-fault state. In order to be eligible for compensation through legal action, victims must be able to prove they were less than 49% responsible for a car accident. Fault of 50% or greater will result in a denial of compensation. It will also result in an increase in insurance...

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July 13, 2020

Man texting while driving. Distracted driving.

Can you text while driving in the state of Tennessee? Not legally.

Status as of July 2020: Since July 1, 2019, it has been illegal to send a text message while driving in the state of Tennessee. The law, PC0412, prohibits driving while holding a cellphone...

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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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