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Nov 13, 2018

Report: Deer/Vehicle Collisions Increase in Fall Months

By |November 13th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

We're officially into Autumn and, according to State Farm Insurance, they and other insurance companies will be seeing more claims coming in involving car versus deer collisions. Historically, these numbers will continue to increase over the coming weeks and months. State Farm recently released their annual deer-vehicle collision report on their website. The data for this study was gathered between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The results show that West Virginia leads the country in car and deer accidents for the 12th year in a row. Tennessee is ranked [...]

Oct 16, 2018

What Does a Car Accident Reconstruction Expert Do?

By |October 16th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

In many car, truck, and motorcycle accident cases liability can be proved based on the testimony of witnesses, the police, the damage to the vehicles, and photographs of the accident site. In some cases, though, it’s not clear who caused the accident and how the accident happened. If liability can’t be determined, then an experienced Tennessee accident lawyer may enlist the aid of a professional accident reconstruction professional. When an accident reconstruction expert may be required? Accident reconstruction experts may be called to help determine how the accident happened and who’s [...]

Oct 2, 2018

Can My Mechanic Be Liable if Faulty Repairs Caused My Collision?

By |October 2nd, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

In some ways, you trust your mechanic like you trust your doctor. You bring in your car when it is broken, and you can trust that your mechanic will figure out what is wrong and fix it. If your mechanic does not repair your vehicle in accordance within accepted standards and practices in the industry, he or she may be liable if the broken parts cause you harm. An example of mechanic liability Your car needed new brakes before you left on a road trip, so you brought it to your [...]

Sep 11, 2018

Fatalities Caused by Drivers Running through Red Lights Are on the Rise

By |September 11th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

The Drive, an online publication, recently reported that IIHS data shows that drivers are ignoring traffic lights that are red at an alarming rate. Deaths due to red light crossings increased by 17% between 2012 and 2016. The study was conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). As a result of the study, the IIHS, AAA, National Safety Council, and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety are promoting additional camera usage at intersections. In 2012, there were 696 deaths due to red light accidents. In 2016, there were 811 [...]

Aug 7, 2018

Why You Should Always See a Doctor After a Car Crash

By |August 7th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

You have probably heard the advice before that it is very important to see a doctor after you have been involved in a car crash. Right after the crash, you may feel a bit dazed as you try to take in what happened. Your body is flushed with adrenaline which is nature's perfect anesthetic. You are at such a heightened state because of the shock from the unexpected accident that you could have experienced injuries in your body that you do not feel yet. Did you know that there are some [...]

Mar 27, 2018

What Kind of Damages Can You Get If You’re Hurt by a Drunk Driver?

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

Drunk driving laws make it illegal to driver with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more. For commercial truck drivers and young drivers, the limits are even lower. The police try to limit the number of intoxicated drivers by vigilant law enforcement and setting up sobriety checkpoints. The media is constantly advising the public about the dangers of drunk driving. The courts often require that drivers install ignition interlock drivers. Despite these efforts, many Chattanooga and nearby drivers fail to appreciate the dangers of drunk driving. Many drivers think one [...]

Feb 20, 2018

Is Distracted Driving Really All That Dangerous?

By |February 20th, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

Everyone knows the extreme dangers of drinking and driving. The potential for tragic accidents and loss of life, as well as the severe consequences for those charged with drunk driving, is well known. However, distracted driving is just as serious, yet people do it every day without a second thought. It's not hyperbole to say that it's not a matter of if you'll have an accident driving while distracted, but when. Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from your main focus behind the wheel—driving and paying attention [...]

Jan 23, 2018

What Do You Do If You Suspect Your Car Crash Was Staged?

By |January 23rd, 2018|Car Accident|0 Comments

Car accidents are scary enough when they occur on their own, but when you find out that the car crash that injured you was staged for insurance fraud, it can be difficult to contain your outrage. Insurance fraud of all types costs everyone hundreds of dollars each year in higher premiums. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) reports that the total cost of insurance fraud (non-health insurance) is estimated to be more than $40 billion each year, which costs the average American family between $400 and $700 every year in the [...]

Nov 10, 2017

What You Should Know about the Hazards of Broadside Car Crashes

By |November 10th, 2017|Car Accident|0 Comments

Broadside collisions, also called T-bone crashes or side-impact crashes, are almost always the result of negligence. Unfortunately, broadside crashes are one of the most dangers types of motor vehicle crashes that can occur because the side of the vehicle lacks the protection of the crumple zones contained in the front and rear-end of the vehicle. Because the side of the vehicle is unable to absorb much energy from the impact of the oncoming vehicle, occupants can receive a significant portion of that impact causing serious injuries and fatalities. What are some [...]

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