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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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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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