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What Causes Truck Driver Fatigue?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Category: Truck Accidents

What do being awake for 18 hours and being intoxicated have in common? They both impair truck drivers equally. According to numerous studies, being awake for long periods of times is comparable to having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent – the legal limit in Tennessee – and increases the chances of a truck accident exponentially. Pressure to make up time and work while sick...
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DO THESE 5 THINGS AFTER A CAR CRASH

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Category: Car Accidents

Note: This blog is intended for those who are not seriously injured. If you are, awaiting medical attention is your smartest move. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), in the United States, more than 2.3 million people are injured each year in car crashes. Fortunately, many of these injuries are minor, and the driver is able to walk on his or...
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HOW IS A CAR ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATED IN TENNESSEE?

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Category: Car Accidents

The purpose of this blog is to explain the settlement process in an auto accident case that occurs in the state of Tennessee. While no two cases are similar, this writing should provide a general overview of what lies ahead for you and your Chattanooga-based attorney. What is a settlement? A settlement occurs when you and the other party or parties to a car accident...
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STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS FOR TENNESSEE PERSONAL INJURY CASES

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Category: Personal Injury

A personal injury case is brought about when a Chattanoogan suffers bodily harm due to the negligence of another person or persons. The state's statutes of limitations – state-mandated deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits – are shorter than many other states, making a timely filing critical to your chances of success. Tennessee's statutes of limitations for personal injury cases are generally one year from...
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YES, TEXTING WHILE DRIVING CAUSES ACCIDENTS

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Category: Car Accidents

Among the many variations of distracted driving, texting and driving remains one of the most dangerous. According to Distraction.gov, nearly 3,200 people were killed and 431,000 were injured in 2014 due to crashes involving distracted motorists. These statistics underscore the importance of educating Tennessee residents on the dangers of cell phone usage while operating a motor vehicle. It's illegal in Tennessee Fines of up to $50 are charged...
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