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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.

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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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March 04, 2020

The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety recently released a 57-page, state-by-state reportcard detailing how well each of the 50 has responded to the need for stronger laws and regulations regarding:

A Green rating in the “...

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February 25, 2020

A full year after the first case of EVALI and the health risks of vaping are still not fully understood. Various studies have linked the use of e-cigarettes to a host of diseases, illness, and conditions including:

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January 28, 2020

Vape CartridgeVitamin E acetate has been identified by the CDC as being a likely culprit behind the recent spate of vaping-related illnesses and deaths. The CDC reports that 2,711 cases of EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping-product use...

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January 13, 2020

Panoramic view of road with blurs to indicate speed

In fiscal year 2019, Chattanooga police reported 32 motor vehicle-related fatalities. Marking an increase over 2018, the CPD suggests speed was a factor in many of these motor vehicle accidents. The department has been reviewing infrastructure and engineering solutions that can be coupled with educational and enforcement efforts to help put...

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December 16, 2019

Black and white photo of young man using a vape penEVALI (e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury) is currently a hot topic and, in light of a new study on lung disease and vape pen use, it deserves to remain so. According to the study, conducted over a three-year period at the UC San Francisco, people who vape, both tobacco and THC, are 1.3-times more likely to develop lung disease.

Analyzing data from 32,320 participants, this...

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