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Nov 12, 2019

What Happens If You Are Hurt in a Car Crash You Caused?

By |November 12th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

If another party causes your car accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for your damages, including property damage, medical bills, and other losses from the at fault driver’s insurance company. However, what happens if you caused the crash? Regardless of whether you were speeding, glancing at your cell phone, or failed to yield on the roadway, this can be a concerning situation. Fortunately, you still may have the right to recover financially for your losses. Even if you think you caused the accident, an experienced Chattanooga car accident attorney [...]

Aug 13, 2019

What Parents Should Know about Teen Drivers

By |August 13th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

For most everyone, a driver’s license is a rite of passage. Getting behind the wheel is one of the first tastes of freedom. Most teens can’t wait to get their first license and hit the open highway or just a have a chance to bond with friends away from their parents. Unfortunately, teens and driving are often a deadly mix. The CDC reports that in 2016, six teenagers between 16 and 19 died every day. Nearly 300,000 teens required emergency room treatment for motor vehicle accidents. It is precisely due to [...]

Aug 6, 2019

Nearly Four in Five Drivers Admit to Road Rage

By |August 6th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, almost 80% of drivers admitted to some form of road rage or anger while driving during a year. Surprisingly, nearly eight million drivers acknowledged that they engaged in dangerous conduct, including getting out of their car to confront another driver or even ramming another driver. Jurek Grabowski, Director of Research for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, said that “Far too many drivers are losing themselves in the heat of the moment and lashing out in ways that could turn deadly.” Examples of [...]

Jul 23, 2019

Car Crashes Involving Improper Turns

By |July 23rd, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

Although speeding often causes disastrous car crashes, even the smallest actions such as making an improper turn can precipitate accidents as well. Improper turning is the cause of thousands of car collisions each year. In these collisions, at least one of the vehicles involved is placed into the direct path of another oncoming vehicle. Often these crashes occur due to one of the drivers failing to pay attention to the rules of the road before making the turn. The consequences of making these improper turns can range from minor personal injuries [...]

Jul 8, 2019

Tennessee’s Hand-Held Cellphone Ban is Now in Effect

By |July 8th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

Tennessee’s ban on using hand-held devices while driving went into effect on July 1, 2019. Under PCO412, it is now illegal for drivers to: Hold a phone in any way Read, write, and/or send text messages Watch videos or movies on a device “Reach for a cellphone or mobile device in a manner that requires the driver to no longer be in a seated driving position or properly restrained by a seat belt” Record or broadcast themselves while behind the wheel (You can access the full Act here) The new laws [...]

Jun 26, 2019

Liability in Car Accidents Caused by Defective Auto Parts

By |June 26th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

It’s bad enough to find yourself involved in a car accident. What makes matters worse is when you find out the accident was caused by a defective auto part. Sadly, this is not an uncommon occurrence across Tennessee and the rest of the country. There are a few ways a defective auto part accident can occur. The first is that the part was defective because of the way it was manufactured. The second is that the design of the part was what led to the part being defective. Either way, if [...]

Mar 12, 2019

Am I Required to Use My Car Insurance Check for My Car Repair?

By |March 12th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

If you have been the victim of a serious car accident, often the only way to continue driving your vehicle is to have it repaired. However, if your accident was relatively minor in nature – one that does not affect the functionality or safety of your car – you may be inclined to use your insurance check for other more pressing financial needs. The question is: Are you required to use the money you receive exclusively for your car repair, or can you pocket the money for other purposes? And does [...]

Feb 12, 2019

Medical Expenses After a Car Accident

By |February 12th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

The medical expenses after someone has a car accident can mount quickly. If you don’t have health insurance, you or your lawyer may need to negotiate the terms of payment with the health providers. Often, medical providers will agree to defer payment until the case is settled, and then seek reimbursement through a medical lien. If you do have health insurance, you will have to pay the deductibles and you will likely have co-payments. The insurance companies may dispute some of the treatments, so you should check your coverage first, before [...]

Jan 8, 2019

Ways to Prove a Driver Was Distracted When an Accident Occurred

By |January 8th, 2019|Car Accident|0 Comments

Drivers who operate their cars, trucks, or other vehicles while distracted are a serious danger, to themselves and others. They are at high risk of causing an accident which can injure or kill other drivers, passengers in any vehicle, bystanders, and bicyclists. Distracted drivers don’t have their eyes on the road, their hands on the steering wheel, and their minds on the traffic emergencies that can arise in an instant. It’s one thing to claim that a driver was distracted; it’s another thing to be able to prove it. Some of [...]

Nov 27, 2018

How Do Puffy Coats and Car Seats Put Your Child in Danger?

By |November 27th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

You put a puffy winter coat on your kids on those blustery winter mornings because you want to protect their little bodies from the cold. But all that lofty insulation in their winter coat keeps their car seat from protecting them in a crash. This is a Today Show video of the difference between how well a child crash test dummy is restrained when wearing a puffy coat and when it is not. The test dummy wearing the puffy coat can slip up and out of the coat and car seat [...]

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