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August 27, 2015

During the month of August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) promotes their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. During August and continuing till Labor Day, police join the campaign by promoting the issue of drunk driving and how dangerous it is. Police set up extra stops to check for drunk drivers and are even more on alert than they usually are.

Our Chattanooga car accident attorney has seen far too many examples of a person injured because they were hit by a...

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July 24, 2015

The recent tractor trailer accident near Chattanooga shows just how dangerous truck accidents can be. On June 25, construction caused traffic to come to a halt on I-75, but the driver of a truck failed to stop, plowing into the parked cars ahead. Nine vehicles and 18 passengers were involved in the crash that killed 6 people and injured another 6. Our Chattanooga Truck Accident Attorneys have seen how crashes like this can dramatically alter the course of so many lives.


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June 15, 2015

Chattanooga Truck Accident Attorneys | TN LawyersWhile any type of automobile accident is a horrible experience, it is nearly impossible for a semi-truck accident to not have the worst consequences. Simply due to the size and weight of a semi-truck equates for horrible damage to vehicles and, oftentimes, injuries or even wrongful death in the case of the passenger.

If you've been involved in an...

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May 13, 2015

Automobile accidents are always traumatic and disorienting. But for many people, the process of dealing with insurance companies after the accident can be equally stressful. With over thirty years of experience as a Tennessee auto accident lawyer, Herbert Thornbury can give you some tips on how to deal with insurance companies immediately following an accident.

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Your first priority in any auto accident is getting immediate medical attention for anyone who requires it. If nobody is seriously hurt,...

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April 03, 2015

Brain injuries can be seriously detrimental to your physical and mental well-being, yet the nature and scope of this type of personal injury are not immediately obvious. Our Chattanooga personal injury law firm often deals with brain injury cases in which both sides have different ideas about the amount of compensation the injured party is owed. This is partly because the science behind traumatic brain injuries is not well-understood.

But that could change: In 2014, the NCAA and Department of...

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March 11, 2015

In the coming weeks, students all over the nation will be going into spring break and leaving their academic responsibilities behind them. It's no secret that many college students take spring break to the next level and choose to partake in risky behaviors that could lead to devastating consequences.

Drunk driving accidents and alcohol related injuries tend to increase during spring in general, due to events like spring break, prom, and graduation parties. Chattanooga auto accident lawyer, Herbert Thornbury, wants to remind everyone to have fun...

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February 25, 2015

Here in Chattanooga, we don’t get a lot of winter weather, and most of us aren’t used to driving in snow, ice, and freezing rain. But it does happen, and when white stuff falls from the sky, we all need to remain alert and adjust for the conditions. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a negligent driver, trust Chattanooga fatal car accident attorney Herbert Thornbury to fight for justice and get you the compensation you deserve.

While summer driving brings to mind road trips and mile after mile of sunny skies, winter...

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January 20, 2015

By now you’ve no doubt heard of General Motors’ ignition switch failure and Toyota’s faulty airbags. While these are famous cases of large-scale recalls, automakers recall cars and trucks every day for relatively benign issues. So when you receive a recall letter, how seriously should you take it? If a defective automobile has caused you to suffer an injury, trust Tennessee car accident attorney Herbert Thornbury to hold the car manufacturer responsible.

Consumer Reports notes that automakers are taking fewer chances in the...

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December 10, 2014

There is never a good time to be involved in an auto accident, but during the holiday season, it can be all the more devastating. With congested traffic, questionable weather and car loads of friends and families traveling together, it's important for Chattanooga residents to stay alert and exercise caution behind the wheel.

To be a safer driver and to avoid being injured in an auto accident, you can make a conscious effort to:

  • Wear your seatbelt - As the driver, you should always protect yourself and...
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October 01, 2014

As ongoing investigations continue for the fatal truck accident involving well-known comedian and actor Tracy Morgan, Walmart has issued a response suggesting the plaintiffs may be at fault for their truck accident injuries.

The deadly New Jersey Turnpike crash occurred in June when a semi truck driven by a Walmart employee rear-ended Morgan's limo bus, leaving one dead and several others injured.

Evidence revealed that the driver of the truck, Kevin Roper, was speeding 20 mph over the limit and had been awake for more than 24 consecutive...

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