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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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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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