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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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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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