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September 15, 2014

When you get into an auto accident with a defective vehicle, you run the risk of turning minor injuries into preventable fatalities. With millions of vehicles being recalled every year for safety defects or noncompliance with federal standards, hundreds of thousands of consumers are facing this risk.


Our experienced Chattanooga car accident lawyer has handled numerous cases involving instances of wrongful death and severe personal injury that have been the consequence of driving defective vehicles, and we know how devastating the...

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August 25, 2014

Commercial trucks can pose a very serious threat to Tennessee motorists. Due to the large size and limited maneuverability of these vehicles, truck accidents tend to result in serious injuries that are often deadly. Unfortunately, pursuing the compensation you deserve can require a great deal of expertise due to the legal complexities of establishing liability in a truck accident.


Our Chattanooga truck accident lawyer has more than three decades of experience handling these complicated claims, and Mr. Thornbury knows what it takes...

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August 20, 2014

On Tuesday morning, a fatal car accident near Cordoba, Argentina claimed the lives of three relatives of Pope Francis.


It has been reported that the Pope's nephew, Horacio Bergoglio Emanuel, was driving his vehicle on a mountain road near the town of Villa Maria when he struck the back of a truck carrying corn


Emanuel, 38, survived the accident and was hospitalized in serious condition. Sadly, the other occupants of the vehicle were killed, including his wife, Valeria Carmona, 36, and their two young sons.


The driver of the truck also...

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August 15, 2014

In a recently released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it has been estimated that nearly 10 percent of fatal car crashes in 2012 involved distracted driving. These distraction-related crashes resulted in more than 3,300 car accident fatalities that may have been avoided with safer driving.


At the law office of Herbert Thornbury, our Chattanooga car accident lawyer understands that distracted drivers can cause...

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July 14, 2014



In Chattanooga, if you sustain an on-the-job injury that prevents you from fully performing your work duties, you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. By law, employers in Tennessee must carry workers’ compensation insurance, which is a no-fault coverage that protects injured workers.


Generally the State...

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September 02, 2013

On Aug. 18th, 2012, a car crossed oncoming lanes of traffic, hit a sign, continued through the front yard of a business, and finally slammed against a utility pole in Clarksville, Tennessee. On April 7th, 2013, the man who caused the August 18thauto accident blacked out while driving and crashed into a ditch. Less than one month later, on May 3rd, this same driver veered across oncoming traffic and crashed into a house. Thankfully, in there were no serious car accident...

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July 31, 2013

With their massive size, high center of gravity and weighty cargo, semi-trucks require a longer stopping distance than passenger vehicles. Because it can be difficult to stop a tractor-trailer in a matter of seconds, many truck drivers choose to risk the lives of innocent drivers by running yellow or red traffic lights.


However, the same factors that make semi-trucks challenging to stop also make them dangerous to the occupants of passenger vehicles. If you were injured or a loved one died in a collision caused by a negligent truck driver, Chattanooga...

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June 13, 2013

With expanding construction and energy development in the Chattanooga area, dump trucks are a common sight. Due to their massive size and weight, as well as the potentially hazardous cargo they carry, dump trucks are also extremely dangerous to the occupants of passenger vehicles when they are involved in an accident.


If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an accident involving a construction vehicle such as a dump truck or commercial vehicle such as a semi-truck, Chattanooga accident lawyer Herbert Thornbury may be able to help you and...

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February 26, 2013

State law requires that every driver have car insurance to register and legally operate a vehicle on public roads. But according to a recent study, about one in seven drivers on the road is operating their vehicle without insurance.


Tennessee is one of the worst states for uninsured drivers. We are tied for the third highest rate of uninsured drivers with Florida and Oklahoma. In Tennessee, 24% of drivers–nearly one in four–is driving without insurance. If you are in a car accident with a driver without insurance, it can be hard to get compensation...

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January 11, 2013

Whiplash injuries occur when your body is subjected to a tremendous force of acceleration or deceleration, often due to something like a car accident. Although your body may not strike anything, the forces involved can put significant strain on your soft tissues, such as your muscles, tendons, nerves, and even your brain. Most often, whiplash injuries affect the neck, but they can impact your entire body.


After a car accident, it’s always best to seek medical care, even if you think you’re fine. Shock and stress can make you unaware of your...

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