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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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November 15, 2012

Although the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 states that American workers are entitled to “safe and healthful” occupational conditions, the workplace is a dangerous and all-too-often deadly environment for many.

According to recent reports by MSNBC and the Center for Public Integrity, 4,551 employees were killed on the job in 2009. That figure is more than the total number of U.S. troops killed in the nine-year Iraq war. An additional 50,000 people are estimated to die of work-related diseases each year.

These deaths are often preventable and are frequently the...

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October 23, 2012

Cars, trucks, and motorcycles: We all share the same roads, but passenger vehicles have a natural advantage over small vehicles like motorcycles. Motorcycle victims are much more exposed than those who drive cars, which means that the consequences of an accident can be much more severe. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, trust Chattanooga fatal car accident attorney Herbert Thornbury to fight for justice and get you the compensation you deserve.

Cars have a size advantage

The simple laws of physics dictate that...

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September 13, 2012

Industrial accidents can occur in any job environment, but they are especially common in construction, manufacturing, chemical processing, warehouse and refinery settings.

If you were injured in an industrial accident while on the job, Chattanooga, Tennessee, workers’ compensation attorney Herbert Thornbury can advise you on your legal options. Some injured workers may benefit by seeking financial compensation for medical expenses and lost wages through a workers’ compensation claim.

If the industrial accident that caused your injuries was the...

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June 07, 2012

Finding a good personal injury lawyer in Chattanooga, Tennessee can seem overwhelming. There are a number of lawyers to choose from, but not all of them are equally capable of successfully handling personal injury lawsuits. Because your choice of personal injury lawyer will directly affect the outcome of your case, choosing the right lawyer is an essential part of the process.


How to Choose the Best Personal Injury Lawyer for You

The first thing to look for in a Chattanooga personal injury lawyer is...

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March 02, 2012

Semi trucks are a mixed blessing. If it weren’t for semi trucks, it would be harder to deliver all the goods we depend on for our daily lives. However, their presence on Tennessee roadways greatly increases the risk for severe injuries and wrongful death on the road.


When a car is involved in a truck accident, death is often a result. Due to the size and velocity of semi-trucks, even when these accidents aren’t fatal, they almost always result in catastrophic...

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February 21, 2012

There can be a number of causes of auto accidents. Impact to your vehicle in an accident can occur from any angle, at any speed, and can result in serious injuries.


Everyone’s car accident injuries are unique in the way they impact the physical, financial, and emotional health of the victim. However, some car accident injuries occur more commonly than others and, unfortunately, these common car accident injuries are among the most debilitating and life altering a person can suffer.

The most...

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January 27, 2012

After a car accident, it may seem obvious to you who was at fault. Unfortunately, simply stating your opinion about the other driver’s liability is rarely enough for insurance companies. You must also be able to support your side of the story with evidence and documentation.


One of the most important pieces of evidence you can present to an insurance company is a police report. Contact the police and ask them to come to the scene of the accident to write up a report. If police resources are too slim for an officer to respond to the...

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